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;A(Ttograi j hs of Thomas Little , . . . Facing page l 

Records from the Nemasket Cemetery, Middleborough, •*"* 
Mass. Communicated by John W. Willard .-.■'., . i 

The Diary of Jabkz Fitch, Jr. v Transcribed by the Editor. 

;.; (Continued) , . . . . .-.".' . . . 9 

Records of the First Church in Orleans, Formerly 
the First Church in Fastham, Mass. Communicated 
by Stanley W.Smith. (Continued), :'..'■ . . . - 13 

Plymouth First Chukcit Records. '. 'Transcribed by the Edi- 
tor. (Continued) . . . . . . , ... 21 

.Middleborough,' Mass., Vitai, Records. . Transcribed by 

George Ernest Bowman. (Continued) . : . , . .24 

Plymouth CJolony: Vltal Records. Transcribed by George 

Ernest Bowman.' (Continued) V , . . . . 25 

Plymouth Colony Deeds. Transcribed by George Ernest 
Bowman. , (Continued) 

Samuel Chandler to William Eaile, 29; Josias Cooke 

to Thomas SUerive, 30; Lands of Bangs; Bonum, Cooke 

and Snow, 305 Samuel Fuller to ; William Harlow, 30;, Ma- 

nas&eh Kempton to Nathaniel Morton, 31 ; Robert Stitson to 

%* : if, Nicholas Jacob, 32 \ Berry-Crisp, 34 \ . . ■ ■ . . 29-34 

The Will of Josiah Cooke, Sr., of.Eastham. Transcribed 

; by George Ernest Bowman . . . . . . . 34 

Plymouth, Mass., Vital . Records. Transcribed by George 

Ernest Bowman., (Continued) . . . .'...., . . 38 

Bridg.ewater, Mass.j Vital Records. Transcribed by George 

Ernest Bowman. (Continued) . . , . . .45 

Dpan^Twinlng-Snow. By the Editor , . .'. . . 51 

Eastham and Orleans, Mass., Vital Records. Transcribed 

by George Ernest Bowman. (Continued) . . . . 52 

Plymouth Colony Wills and Inventories. Abstracts by 
George Ernest Bowman. (Continued) 

Robert Linnell's Will, 58 ; The Inventory of Samuel 
.House, 59; The Will of John Fobes, 59; George Allen's 
Letter to Experience Mitchell), 60; The Inventory of John 
Fobes, 69; The, Will of Richard Silvester, Sr., 60; The In- 
ventory of Nathaniel Rawlins, 62 T: , .-.',. , . . . 5^-62 

Notes by the Editor: 

Autographs of Thomas Little, 63 ; A Revolutionary Notice, 
63; Gift for Colonial Research Work, 63; Notice to Corre- 
spondents, 63 \ Rothermel's " Landing of the Pilgrims,'' 64 ; 
The Will of Elizabeth Hore, 64 . . . . . .63-64 



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RECORDS FROM THE NEMASKET CEMETERY 
MIDDLEBOROUGH, MASS. 

Communicated by John "VV. Willard 

In 1907, the gravestone inscriptions in the Nemasket Ceme- 
tery, Middleborough, Mass., dated prior to 1850, with a few of 
later date, were copied by the writer. With the assistance of 
Messrs. Stanley W. Smith and Arthur M. Jones the copies were 
verified in 1910, and presented to the Massachusetts Society of 
Mayflower Descendants. All genealogical information in these 
inscriptions will be found in the abstracts here presented. 



Allen 

Alpheus, died in Boston, 13 March, 1828, aged 36. 

Catharine W., wife of Alpheus of Boston, died 23 September, 

1824, aged 24 years. 
Priscilla P., widow of Alpheus, died 29 March, 1838, aged 

45 y ears - 

Atwood 

John, died 17 June, 1839, aged 63 years. 
Rhoda, wife of John, died n October, 18 14, aged 39 years. 
Barrows — Barows 

" Francies," died 17 March, 17 18, aged 5 years. 
Joseph, son of Coombs and Mary. [See his mother's stone.] 
Mary, wife of Coombs, died 26 January, 1743, in her 35th year. 
" Also Two Children Viz. Joseph & Mary Who About Four 
Days After Was Buried In The Same Grave " 
Mary, daughter of Coombs and Mary. [See her mother's stone.] 
Mercy, died 24 March, 17 18, aged 44 years. 
Beals 

Galen Thomson, son of Solomon and Susanna P., died 28 March, 
1839, aged 2 years, [*] months, 22 days. 

* Either 3 or 5. The stone is worn. 



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2 Records from the Nemasket Cemetery, Middleborough 

Bennet 

Ruth, wife of Ebenezer, died n March, 1718, aged 37 years. 
Benson 

Lucy Ann, daughter of Gilbert M. and Abigail L., died 5 Octo- 
ber, 1847, aged 11 months, 26 days. 
Bisbee 

Crusa, daughter of Joseph and Mary, died 8 May, 18 15, aged 

1 year, 13 days. 
Elizabeth R., daughter of Charles W. and Abby H., died in 

Easton, 29 August, 1847, a g^d 6 months. 
Joseph, died [*] December, 1826, in his 48th year. 
Mary, wife of Joseph, died 27 August, 183G, aged 58 years. 
Boomer 

Mercy Jane, daughter of G. Crocker and Ruth M., died 12 Oc- 
tober, 1 84 1, in her 21st year. 
Bryant 

Abner, son of Micah and Elizabeth, died 28 April, 1775, in his 

22nd year. 
Abraham, son of Jesse and Mercy, died 30 September, 1796, 

aged 13 years, 2 months, 7 days. 
Elizabeth, wife of Micah, died 23 January, 1776, in her 60th 

year. 
Jane, wife of Jesse, died 29 October, 1846, aged 72 years. 
Jesse, died 26 October, 1828, aged 82 years. 
Jesse, died 15 February, 1849, aged 77 years. 
Marcy, wife of Jesse, died 1 January, 1819, in her 73d year. 
Micah, died 28 January, 1776, in his 57th year. 
Sarah, daughter of Benjamin and Elizabeth, died 20 June, 1783, 
in her 2d year. 
Bump 

Charlott, wife of Nathaniel, died 16 August, 1806, aged 52 years. 
James, son of Joseph and Mercy; born 3 February, 1783; died 

8 March, 1851 ; married to Patience Morse 27 August, 1805. 
Joseph, died 7 February, 181 7, in his 69th year. 

Mercy, wife of Joseph, died 5 July, 181 1, in her 57th year. 
Patience, wife of James, died 10 December, 187 1, aged 87 years, 

9 months. 

Phebe, wife of Joseph, died 10 September, 1849, aged 62 years. 
Carpenter 

Isaac D., M.D.,t born 11 August, 1807 ; died 10 December, 1838. 

Interred in Monson, Mass. 
Parmelia,t wife of Isaac D. ; born 4 May, 1806; died 4 July, 
1888. 
Caswell 

Benjamin; born 26 July, 1807; died 12 October, 1838. [On 
Lysander Wood monument.] 

* 2 has been changed to 9, or 9 to 2. 
t Both on one stone. 



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Records from the Nemasket Cemetery, Middleborough 3 

Caswell (Continued) 

Lydia Wood Mitchell, wife of Benjamin ; born 26 September, 
1806; died 31 March, 1895. [On Lysander Wood monu- 
ment.] 
Cole 

Jane, wife of James, died 3 May, 1830, in her 34th year. " Fare- 
well my husband " 

COMSTOCK 

Saba A.,* wife of William W., M.D. ; born 5 July, 1804; died 

15 March, 1883. 
William E. ; * born 10 August, 1829; died 25 September, 1845. 
William W., M.D.;* born 23 March, 1801; died 20 October, 

1878. 
Covington 

Clement, son of Capt. Thomas and Elizabeth, died at Middle- 

boro, 23 October, 1826, aged 3 years. "Fair babes we 

have lost two .... One lies in Plymouth the other here " 
, child of Capt. Thomas and Elizabeth. [Sec the brother's 

stone.] 
Cushman 

Francis N., son of Adoniram J. and Ann S., died 31 July, 1850, 

aged 13 years, 5 days. 
Hercules, Hon., died 15 July, 1832, in his 47th year. 
Mary, wife of Hercules, died 28 August, 1813, in her 21st year. 
Doggett — Daggett 

Abigail, wife of Simeon, died 5 September, 181 3, in her 79th 

year. " Her children " 
Elkanah, Ensign, died 29 November, 1789, aged 27 years, 

1 month, 2 days. 
Grisell, wife of Perez, died 28 September, 1863, a g c 'd $4 years. 

[On her husband's stone.] 
Jabez, died 17 December, 1816, in his 83d year. 
Jael, wife of Jabez, died 16 November, 1805, in her 71st year. 
Joanna, wife of Thomas, died 9 September, 17 71, aged 70 years. 
John, died 19 May, 1759, a £ e< ^ 2 9 y ears - 
Perez, died 14 January, 1849, a g e d 7 2 years. [On stone with 

wife Grisell.] 
Phebe, wife of Thomas, died 4 August, 1837, in her 74th year. 
Rebecca, wife of Jabez, died 1 June, 1781, in her 42d year. 
Simeon, died 13 May, 1823, aged 86 years. 

Thomas, died of cancer, 11 August, 1788, aged 82 years, 12 days. 
Thomas, died 15 June, 1831, in his 71st year. 
Dunham 

Calvin, f 1782-1842. 

Calvin, t son of Calvin and Hannah, 1808-181 2. 

Hannah, t wife of Calvin, 1785-1824. 

* On Comstock monument. 
t On Dunham monument. 



4 Records from the Nemasket Cemetery, Middlehorough 



Dunham (Continued} 

Hannah,* daughter of Calvin and Hannah, 1 804-1805, 
Lydia,* daughter of Calvin and Hannah, 1821- 182 1. 
Mary S., wife of Joseph, died 17 May, 1849, aged 25 years. 
Ellis 

Priscilla, daughter of Cornelius and Jerusha, died 2 1 August, 
1784, aged 9 years, 9 months, 15 days. 
Elmes 

Susan W., died 17 October, 1841, in her 26th year. "Sister 

thou wast mild and lovely " 
Theodate, wife of Leonard, died 31 July, 1828, in her 50th year. 
Fuller 

Samuel, Rev., " First Minister of The Church in Middleboro " 
died 17 August, 1695, aged 70 years. [A modern stone. 
A copy of the inscription on the original stone was printed 
in our eighth volume.] 
Thomas, son of Nathan and Mary, died 8 December, 1774, in 
his 17th year. 
Gibbs 

Abby B., daughter of Marshall and Patience B., died 9 Septem- 
ber, 1842, aged 11 months, 11 days. 
Bassett R., died 4 November, 1839, in his 19th year. 
Marshall, died 7 May, 1847, aged 55 years. 

Patience B., wife of Marshall, died 24 July, 1842, in her 43d 
year. 
Hackett 

Mary, wife of Peleg, died 1 January, 1859, aged 81 years. 
Peleg, died 9 May, 1807, aged 35 years. 
Harlow 

George W., son of Thomas S. and Caroline, died 7 June, 1841, 
aged 1 year, 1 month. [On stone with sister.] 

, infant daughter of Thomas S. and Caroline. [On stone 

with brother.] 
Hascall 

Sarah, died 5 June, 1704, in her 5th year. 
Hay ward 

John, died 24 November, 1836, aged 65 years. 
John L., only son of John R. and Clarissa R., died 27 June, 
1833, in his 10th year. 
Hermann 

Betsey, daughter of George and Elizabeth, died 20 July, 1850, 
aged 7 months. 
Hinckley 

Eliza,f wife of Sylvanus, born 1 September, 1804; died 5 March, 
1833- 



* On Dunham monument, 
t On Hinckley monument. 












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Records from the Nemasket Cemetery, Middleborough 5 

Hinckley (Continued) 

George,* born 25 December, 1841 ; member of Co. E., 40th 
Regt., Mass. Vols. ; killed at Battle of Olustee, Fla., 20 Feb- 
ruary, 1864. 
Julia Ellen,* born 6 June, 183S; died 4 December, 1868. 
Sally,* wife of Sylvanus, died 3 December, 187 8, aged 76 years. 
Sylvanus,* born 25 July, 1799; died 20 June, 1881. 
Sylvanus, Jr.,* born 5 October, 1S27 ; died 16 May, 1829. 
Sylvanus, Jr.,* born 1 March, 1835 ; died 25 November, 1867. 
Jackson 

Hannah, wife of Samuel, died 9 July, 1821, in her 59th year. 
Harry, died 25 November, 1823, aged 34 years, n months. 
Samuel, died 12 September, 1829, in his 75th year. 
Keith 

Elnathan W., son of Samuel and Sarah, died 7 October, 1808, 

aged 14 days. 
Samuel, died 5 March, 18 12, in his 33d year. 
King 

Hannah, died r March, 1716, aged 36 years. 
1 Leach 

Cephas, son of Joseph and Susanna, died 30 September, 1803, 

aged 1 year, 6 months, 22 days. 
Josephas, son of Joseph and Susanna, died 18 January, i8o[f], 

aged 3 months, 13 days. 
Lusanna, daughter of Abial and Sarah, died 22 March, 1751, in 
her 19th year. 
i Makepeace 

Sophia, wife of Francis A., died 21 January, 1850, in her 23d 
year. 
McAllister 

Abby Maria, daughter of James C. and Betsey, born 2 February, 

1850; died 3 August, 1851. 
David William, son of James C. and Betsey, born 20 March, 

1S42 ; died 10 January, 1843. 
Edgar Francis, son of James C. and Betsey, born 30 March, 
1857 ; died 16 November, 1861. 
Mors 

Jonathan, died 9 July, 1709, in his 70th year. 
Peirce 

Peter H., Jr., born 13 July, 1829 ; died 18 October, 1847. 
Perkins 

Edward, son of Capt. Edward G. and Harriet G., died 22 Janu- 
ary, 1834, aged 3 years, 4 months, 15 days. 
Eunice, wife of Nathan, Jr., died 16 September, 1844, aged 
40 years. 

*On Hinckley monument. 

t The last figure is broken, but probably was 6. 



6 Records from the Nemasket Cemetery, Middleborouglt 

Perkins {Continued) 

Harriet, daughter of Col. Edward G. and Harriet G., died 20 Oc- 
tober, 1836, aged 6 months, 11 days. 
Mary B., daughter of Nathan and Eunice, died 30 September, 

1849, aged 16 years. 
Nathan, died 3 November, 1850, aged 80 years, 2 months, 20 

days. 
William E., son of Nathan, Jr., and Eunice, died 15 October, 

1837, aged 8 years. 
Pratt 

Bertha M.,* daughter of William W. and Sylvia, born 5 Septem- 
ber, 1862; died 12 March, 1863. 
Betsey, t wife of Simeon M., born April, 18 12 ; died 19 April, 1839. 
Charles S.,* son of William W. and Sylvia, born 13 January, 1853 ; 

died 30 January, 1853. 
Deborah, widow of Ebenezer, died 6 November, 1798, in her 

69th year. 
Irene B.,f daughter of Simeon M. and Irene S., born 26 October, 

1844; died 3 October, 1859. 
Irene S.,| wife of Simeon M., born 7 October, 1820; died 

4 April, 1903. 
Oren S., died 22 March, 1849, in his 22nd year. 
Phebe, wife Zorobabel W., died 4 March, 1845, aged 50 years. 
Phebe A.,* daughter of William W. and Sylvia, born 25 September, 

1849; died 12 October, 1849. 

son* of William W, and Sylvia, died 13 June, 1846. 

Phebe Mariah, daughter of Oren S. and Thalia E., died 26 June, 

1849, aged 6 months, 22 days. 
Sarah L., # daughter of William W. and Sylvia, born 31 May, 

1854; died 2 May, 1857. 
Simeon M.,t born 2 October, 1805 ; died 19 February, 1888. 
William S.,* son of William W. and Sylvia, born 2 November, 

1858; died 2 February, 1859. 
Reed 

Elizabeth, widow of William, died 30 April, 1790, in her 73d year. 
Rebecca, wife of Samuel, died 19 September, 1831, in her 71st 

year. 
Samuel, died 23 March, 1822, in his 72d year. 
William, died 13 January, 1782, in his 70th year. 
Robbins 

Almira Hathaway, t wife of Ephraim, born 1803, died 1877. 
Benjamin, died 7 April, 1847, in his 81st year. 
Ephraim,$ born 1805, died 1849. 
Manasseh, died 28 April, 1837, aged 63 years. 

* On William W. Pratt monument, 
t On Simeon M. Pratt monument. 
\ On Ellis Weston monument. 



Records from the Nemasket Cemetery, Middleborough J 

Robbins (Continued) 

Nahum D., son of Benjamin and Patience, died 23 July, 1850, 

aged 22 years. 
Zeruiah, daughter of John and Elisabeth, died 30 March, 1760, 

in her 33d year. 
Sampson — Samson 

Azubah, wife of Obadiah, died with a cancer, 23 January, i8o[ # ]. 
Lydia, wife of Dea. Samuel, died 13 September, 1828, in her 

57th year. 
Mary, Miss, daughter of Dea. Samuel and Lydia, died 1 January, 

1826, in her 23d year. 
Samuel, Dea., died 30 July, 1850, aged 87 years. 
; Shaw 

Edward L., son of Levi and Ruby, died 24 August, 1843, aged 

3 years, 3 months. 
Short 

Thankful, wife of William, died 9 September, 1794, in her 77th 

year. 
William, died 11 February 1773, in his 66th year. 
Snow 

Aaron, died 1 May, 1849, in his 82d year. 

Ezekiel, son of Aaron and Sylvia, died 23 October, 1809, aged 

1 year, 1 month, 26 days. 
Jane, daughter of Samuel and Jedidah, died 21 August, 1778, 

aged 1 year, 8 months. 
Jonathan, died 17 January, 1783, in his 81st year. 
Samuel, died 22 June, 1781, in his 51st year. 
I Soule 

Mary, widow of Zachariah of Plympton, died 14 May, 1773, in 

her 74th year. 

I SOUTHWORTH 

Bathsheba, daughter of Nathaniel and Susanna, died 29 June, 

1764, in her 7 th year. 
Edward, died 26 April, 1749, in his 61st year. 
Gideon, Capt., died 25 October, 1788, in his 70th year. 
Ichabod, son of Lieut. Nathaniel and Jael, died 22 November, 

1727, in his 17th year. 
Ichabod, Capt, died 20 September, 1757, in his 79th year. 
Jael, wife of Capt. Nathaniel, died 9 November, 1745, in her 

67th year. 
John, son of Nathaniel and Susanna, died 27 September, 1754, 

aged 7 months. 
Molly, daughter of Nathaniel and Susanna, died 6 October, 1752, 

aged 3 years, 4 months. 
Nathaniel, Lieut., died 14 January, 1710, in his 62d year. 
Nathaniel, son of Capt. Ichabod, died 23 August, 1731, in his 

20th year. 

*The last figure is either o or 9. 



8 Records from the Nemasket Cemetery, Middleborough 

South worth {Continued} 

Nathaniel, Capt., died 8 April, 1757, in his 73d year. 
Nathaniel, son of Nathaniel and Susanna, died 3 August, 1761, 

aged 11 months, 20 days. 
Nathaniel, died 31 July, 1762, in his 35th year. 
Rebekah, daughter of Nathaniel and Susanna, died 4 May, 1753, 

aged 1 year, 5 months, 27 days. 
Rebekah, wife of Capt. Gideon, died 19 June, 1781, in her 61st 

year. 
Susanna, daughter of Nathaniel and Susanna, died 26 June, 1758, 

aged 2 years, 10 months. 
William, son of Capt. Ichabod and Esther, died 2 April, 1750, 

in his 30th year. 
Sparrow 

Clarissa R. ; "formerly wife of John Hay ward ; " died 22 Janu- 
ary, 1847, aged 64 years. 
Sproat 

Abby,* died 21 May, 1841, aged 1 year, 7 months. 

,* Infant daughter, died 24 March, 1841. 

James,* died 15 March, 1844, aged 5 years, 10 months. 
Staples 

Simon, died 17 January, 1833, aged 36 years. 
TYiOu[broken off] 

Afenath, daughter of Seth and Hannah, died 12 December, 1 79 1 , 

in her 14th year. 
Thomas 

Bartlett, son of Benjamin, Jr., and Lydia, died 17 December, 

1787, aged 13 years, 3 months, 15 days. 
Benjamin, Dea., died 8 January, 1800, in his 79th year. 
Benjamin, died 2 September, 1805, in his 57th year. 
Content, wife of Benjamin, died 6 October, 1803, in her 55th year. 
Deborah, Miss, daughter of Dea. Benjamin and Elizabeth, died 

15 January, \i^\broken\ in her 35th year. 
Elizabeth, widow of Dea. Benjamin, died 26 December, 1804, 

in her 80th year. 
Ichabod, son of Perez and Sarah, died 6 July, 1776, aged 9 

months, 15 days. 
Lydia, wife of Benjamin, died 20 August, 1795, in her 40th year. 
Mary, widow of William, died 4 August, 1768, in her 58th year. 
Samuel, died 12 August, 1791, in his 73d year. 
Thomas Vaughan, son of Zenasand Mary, died 28 January, 178ft]* 

aged 16 days. 
William, died suddenly, 7 July, 1764, in his 53d year. 
Thompson — Tomson 

Amos E., son of Edward and Mary, died iS August, 1846, aged 

12 years, 6 months, 8 days. 

♦These three are in a Sproat lot. 

t The last figure is broken, but probably was 4. 



The Diary of Jab e 2 Fitch, Jr. 9 

Thompson — Tomson {Continued} 

Anna T.,* wife of Isaac, born August, 1S14; died May, 1852. 
Christiana,* daughter of Isaac and Anna T., born April, 1842 ; 

died April, 1842. 
Cordelia T.,* daughter of Isaac and Anna T., born March, 1844; 

died March, 1845. 
Henry F., son of Edward and Mary, died 16 January, 1844, 

aged 2 years, 10 months, 17 days. 
Hiram,* son of Isaac and Anna T., born November, 1848 ; died 

February, 1849. 
Isaac,* born 17 July, 181 5 ; died 7 October, 1900. 
Isaac E.,* son of Isaac and Anna T., born November, 1849 ; 

died March, 1851. 
John, Lieut., died 16 June, 1696, in his 80th year. 
Lydia R.,* wife of Isaac, born 13 February, 1813 ; died 26 May, 

1885. 

{To be concluded) 



THE DIARY OF JABEZ FITCH, JR. 

Transcribed by the Editor 
(Continued J rom Vol. XIV, p. j8S) 

Sunday y e 11 th of Feb r 1759 

I was at y e Seperate meeting Heard M r Paul Parks from 
Psalm 89 th 47 th &c, this Day I Hear y* Nath n Mix Has Got y e 
Mesels, In y e Evening M r Morse Had Got a pamphlit y e works 
of John Rogers &c in Justification of Som of His way of think- 
ing who Sufferd at Norwich For Breach of Sabbath &c, In 
which Morse & I Had Some Disagreement 

y e 12 th was a Very warm Pleasant Day &c — 

ye j 3th was a Stormy Day & in the Night following there 
was Some Conscidrable Thunder &c, a Violent winde Proceeded — 

y e 14 th After School was Done I was at Old M r Morss's 
Some time — This Evening Just at Dailight Down we were 
Surprisd By y e Light of a Large Fier which we contluded 
could be No other than Some Building 

ye 15th Afternoon I Heard y* Asal Cooks Dwelling House 
was Burnt which was the Occasion of y e Above Light &c This 
Day I am Inform d that M r Simpson Came up to M r Welches 
with Some other Gentlemen on ac* of Welches Big Daughter 
&c — This Evening I was at M r Brewsters & from there to M r 
Sam 11 Freemans where I Taried y e Night 

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10 The Diary of Jabez Fitch, Jr. 

y e 1 6 th In y e Evening I went with my Land Lord & Rozel 
Morgan to M r Benjamin Morgans where with much Banter we 
Drinkd Some Sider &c — After we came Back to my Quarters 
Morgan & a Garl there had a Scuffle &c 

ye j^th After School Master Pain & M r Wheelor was at My 
Land Lords &c. this Evening I went Down to Fathers — 

Sunday y e 18 th I Heard M r Wight from Psalm 87 th 2 nd — 
This Evening Bro r Cord la & I went up to Bro r Elishas, y e 
Weather Being Stormy & Dark we Tarried all Night — 

y e 19 th In y e morning I Rid in y e Rain up to Preston was 
Very wet &c ; this Day M r Simson was againe at M r Freemans 
at a Court & (I understand), was Bound over to y e County 
Court &c — 

ye 22 nd I went up to Doc r Morss's (after School) & Got 
Baleys Dictionary — after my Return there was a Company at 
my Land Lords Some time In y e Evening &c — 

y e 23 rd After School I met with a Disappointment &c, I 
was at Ens n Freemans, & then went to Sam 11 Freemans where 
I Se Amos Brewster who Just Returnd from a Journey I Lodgd 
there with him this Night &c 

y e 24 th after noon I Set out & went Down to Fathers & 
from there to y e Landing & Got Several Articles at L* Breeds 
for a Jacoat To y e Value 28S : y\d &c, Then I Came Back to 
Prides & then Home to Fathers 

Sunday y e 25 th I Heard M r Wight from Matt* 6 th 33 rd , The 
Evens following I was at Bro r Elishas His Children were Sick 
with y e Mesels, After Some time I Came Back to Deac n Mix's 
& then Home, 

y e 26 th My Burth Day &c I went from Fathers to Ens n 
Freemans (where I make it my Quarters), & then to School, at 
noon I was at N l Morss's to get a Jackoat made &c — After 
School I was at M r Huntingtons & Down to y e River &c, 
then went Back to Ens" Freemans & in y e Evening was up to 
Sam 11 Freemans — 

ye 27th After School I Rid through y e River &c — 

y e 28 th was an Extreem Pleasant Day for y e Season 

March y e 2 nd M r William Pride came to y e School house & 
told me y* Ruben Mix had Entertaind with y e Ragulars &c 
Amos Brewster also Came after School, & I went with him 
to his Brother Freeman's where after I Had Ben Down to my 
Quarters I Lodgd with him &c 

ye yd most f ye Afternoon I Spent at y e School house in 
Copying Some writings Toard Night I went to Nat 11 Morss's & 
.Got a Jacoat y t I Had there making, then I went to my Quar- 



The Diary of Jabez Fitc/i, Jr. 1 1 

ters & Curried & waterd my Horse, & then I went to Sam 11 
Freemans & Lodgd with Amos again 

Sunday y e 4th I went with Amos to meeting & Heard M r 
Lord from John 15 th 14 th after I came home I had a Spel of y e 
Tooth ake &c — 

ye gth j n ye Morning it Snowd very hard & was Extream 
cold — 

ye 5th Toard Night Sam 11 Lennard & his wife came to y e 
Ens Ils for a Visit & by Reason of y e cold Did not Return till 
ye 3th — The Evening following M r Raymond & M r Abel Clark 
were at y e Ens ns Some time &c — 

y e 9 th After School I Heard of y e Deaths of M rs Brewster & 
M rs Braman who both Died this Day also this Evening Rid 
abroad &c 

y e 10 th In y e Afternoon I Rid Down to Fathers & then 
went to Bro r Elishas where I Taried Some time & then went 
Home to Fathers, & y e Night following was Troubled By the 
Tooth ake — 

Sunday y e 11 th In y e Morning I went Down to Deac n 
Kaneda's & Got Two of my Teeth pul'd — & then came with 
y e Deac n to Meeting where I Heard M r Wight from Hosea 
1 3th gth — 

y e 12 th In y e Morning I Rid up to Preston & Got to School 
in Season also this morning M r Brewster Told me y l Capt 
Bishops wife was Dead & y* She Died Yesterday. 

ye j^th i n ye Afternoon I went Down to Fathers & from 
there to y e Landing, & then Back to Bro r Elishas, & to Fathers 
again — 

Sunday y e 18 th I Heard M r Wight from Eclesiastes I st 2 nd — 

y e 19 th In y e Morning I went up to Preston & changd my 
Quarters again to M r Brewsters &c. This Day y e Colectors 
came to se M r Brewster & tock from him a Heffer for his Rate 
(as I am Informd 

y e Evening following I was at Sam 11 Freemans, where 1 
Lodgd y e Night following with with Amos Brewster. 

y e 20 th In y e Morning Amos Set out for a Journey Down 
Country & then Intending a Voige to Sea &c. 

y e 23 After School I was at Sam 1 Freemans, & then came 
to my Quarters & Heard Some News, this Evening I went 
with M r Brewster to M r James Freeman's where we see Dav d 
Palmer & in comeing home Lit of Nat 1 Morss & Jere m Jackson 
they came home with us &c — 

y e 24 th about noon M r Brewster & I Set out & Rid Down 
to Bro r Elishas where we made a Short Stop, & then went to 



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Town & Se Cap ts Whiting & Durke L ts Waterman & Fitch at 
Pecks I also Se Searj* Peck there, we heard a Variety of News 
But all was uncertain — Comeing home By y e Landing we Se 
Charles Eldridge & Abel Brewster Came over y e Bridge with 
them &c — 

Sunday y e 25 th I heard M r Wight from Hebrews 4 th 12 th 
The Evening following I was at Bro r Elishas &c. 

y e 26 th In y e morning I went Down to Benj n Andrus's & 
then up to Preston — this morning Mast r Robinson made me a 
Visit at School &c. 

y e 29 th In y e Evening we had a School meeting at y e Wid w 
Brevvsters &c, this Night I Heard of Some of Nat 1 Morss's mis- 
conduct with y e Ragulars &c — 

ye 20 th I made a Cast upon y e Schooling &c — 

ye 3! st J Finish'd y e term of 5 months Schooling, went 
to Nat 11 Morss's & then Rid Down to Bro r Elishas in y b Rain, 
& in y e Evening to Fathers — 

ye 2 nd of Aprill Joseph Park came here & made me a Plow — 

y e 4 th Sister Rudd came to Fathers — 

y e 5 th In y e Afternoon I was at Town, this Day Sol n Andrus 
Rec d his Enlisting orders 

Sunday y e 8 th I Heard M r Wight from Hebrews 10 th 25 th 
This Day I Heard of y e Death of Abel Baley &c — about this 
time Dan 1 Nimrod Died 

y e 9 th Was Freemens meeting, This Day I was Admited & 
Took y e Freemans Oath — Toard night I went home with 
Benj n Fitch & in y e Evening went abroad with him &c. 

y e 10 th In y e morning I Set out from Benj n Fitch's and Rid 
up to y e mouth of Pachoag where I cross'd y e River In a place 
where never nobody did before then I went to Sim 11 Brewsters 
very wet both with y e Rain & river, & after Some Tary Set out 
& cald at! Ens n Freemans & y e Wid vv Brewsters & then rid with 
M r Brewster as far as Abel Clark where we had a training this 
Day & after Some time I got home 

ye Ix th was our p u blick Fast This Day I Heard M r Wight 
from Lamentations 5 th 21 st y e Evening following I went to Eben r 
Fitch's & from there after Doc r Morss for his wife &c after 
I got back I watchd y e rest of y e Night — 

y e 16 th There was an Especial Muster through out this 
Colony in order to Detach men for intended Expadition — our 
Company met at David Palmers but Did not Proceed in y e 
Business for want of Orders &c. 

April 16 th 1759 

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RECORDS OF THE FIRST CHURCH IN ORLEANS, 

FORMERLY THE FIRST CHURCH IN 

EASTHAM, MASS. 

Communicated by Stanley W. Smith 

{Continued from Vol. XIV, p. ijg) 

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[Admissions to Membership] 

[p. 20] Records of Members Rec d Into full Commun" P r J. Bascom 
March 29 : 1773 John Holdershaw was rec d a Member of this Chh 

in full Communion. 
August 29 th 1773 Esther, Wife of Tho 3 Sparrow was rec d a member 

In full Com n . 
Sept r 26 1773 Solomon Rogers was rec d a member in full Com u 
Oct. 17 th 1773 Then Elisha Linnell was rec d a Mem r of this Chh. in 

full Communion 
M r Dav d Snow, & Reliance y e Wife of Tho 3 Paine Jun r were rec d into 

this Chh in full Com n ; Oct. 24 : 1773. 
Nov r 21 : 1773 Then Keziah, Wife of Sol" Sparrow was rec d ; a memb r 

of this Chh in full Com n 
Jonathan Linnel Having a Dismiss" f m y e Chh of Wellfieet, & a Rec- 

ommendat" to y e Chh of Eastham, was rec d here; Feb. 20 th 

1774 — Reco d P r J. Bascom. 

March 6 th , 1774 . Then Wid° Martha Linnell was rec d ; a member of 

this Chh in full Communion. 
April 3 d ; 1774 Desire y e Wife of Henry Cole w s rec d a memb r of this 

Chh in full Com u 
July 3 d : 1774 . Then Jedidah, Wife of Nehemiah Smith, w s rec d a 

memb r of this Chh in full Com" 
Aug 1 28 th 1774 . Then Phebe Gould w 3 receiv d into full Commun". 
[p. 21] Sept. 4 th 1774 Mary Sparrow, W'ife of Isaac Sparrow Ju r was 

received into this Chh in full Comm n . 
Martha, Wife of Simeon Pliggins : & Thankful Snow, were rece d . 

Octo r 16 : A. D. 1774. 
Lydia Higgins Wife of David Higgins was recd : a Member of y e 

Chh. oct r 30 : A D. 1774 
Nov r 6 : 1774 Marcy Mayo, Wife of Eben r Mayo — Richard Sparrow, 

& His Wife Elisebeth were rec d members in full. 
Decern. 4 : 1774 . Eunice Arey was rec d ; to full Corn 11 
April 16 . 1775 • Elisebeth Wife of Benjamin Smith w 8 ad itted into 

full Corn" 
May 7 th 1775 Sarah wife of Josh a Mayo w 3 admitted 



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May 28 th 1775 . Asa Mayo Jun r was reecived into full communion (at 
his own house being dangerously sick, by vote of y e Chh.) 

1775 . Benjamin Smith was admitted into full Comm n . 
.1775 W° Hannah Mayo was rec d into full Comm" 

1776, Abiel Cole w s Rec d 

1776 Mary, Wife of Tho s Mayo Ju r w s rec d — 
1776 . Lydia Mayo & Experience Higgins. 

1776 Mercy, Wife of Uriah Mayo. 
. 1777 . I)av d Atwood, & Sabra his Wife. 
. 1777 . Prisci-lla, wife Jesse Higgins. 

1777 . Keziah, Wife of Prince Higgins.' 
: 1778 . Nathan 1 My rick. 

Oct. nth 1778 . Sarah, Wife of Abner Freeman. 

Jan. 23 d 1779 Elisebeth Wife of Bryan Martin. 

[p. 22] May 2 d 1779 . Mary, Wife of Hezekiah Rogers. 

May 29th 1779 . Hezekiah Rogers, & Hannah, Wife of Jonathan 
Rogers. 

Nov. 7th : 1779 . Thankful Wife of John Knowles. 

Nov. 14 . 1779 . Zeruiah, Wife of Lot Higgins — And Mary, Wife of 
Joseph Hopkins. 

Nov. ult. 1779 . Martha, Wife of Ephraim Snow. 

Jan. 2 d A. D. 1780 . Elisebeth, Wife of James Rogers. 

March 19 . W° Lois Smith. 

April 30th Martha, wife of Stephen Snow. 

May 28th . Hannah, Wife of Reuben Cole. — & Sarah Wife of John 
Higgins. 

June 3 d — Bethiah, Wife of Jesse Cole. 

June 25, 1780 . Molley : Wife Jabez Sparrow. 

July 2d 1780 . Abigail, Wife of Tho s Snow. 

July 23 d 1780 Widow Jerusha Higgins. 

Sep. 3 d 1780 . Hannah Wife of Abiel Cole. 

Oct. 8th . 1780 Wid° Sarah Young — & Mary, wife of Dav d Snow. 

Feb. 25 . 1 781 . Abigail Wife of Aaron Higgins. 

March 18 . Elizebeth Cole, & Rebecca (wife of Tho 3 ) Ary. 

April 2 2 d Mary, Wife of Joshua Gould. 

July 1 . — Allis, wife of Josiah Linnel. 

Sep. 17 . — W° Sarah Smith 

[p. 23] Sep. 26 . 1 78 1 W° Dorathy Freeman, (at her House, being sick) 

Aug 1 4 . 1782 . Abner Freeman — & Ruth Paine. 

Sep. 15 . — W° thanful Kenny, Rebecca Taylor, & Mrs. Bascom. 

Oct. 27 . 1782 . Mrs Hannah Paine. 

March 6 . 1783 . Voted a Dismission to Mrs Elisebeth Cole, & a Rec- 
ommendation to the Church In Ashford, whereof the Rev d Mr 
Hutchinson is Pastor. 

June 15 . 1783 . John Davis, Esq r & His wife Mercy. 

Nov. 2 . Thankful Wife of Jn° My rick. 

March 27 . 1784 . Kezia, Wife of Nathaniel Harding. 

May 30 . Sarah Wife of Edw d Jarvis — 



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July 18 . 1784 Voted a Dismission to Mary Wife of Thomas Mayo of 
Chatham, & a Recommendation to the Church in Chatham, the 
Rev. Mr Roby Pastor. J B. 

May 1 . 1785 Azuba, Wife of Benjamin Basset. 

July 3 . Azuba, wife of John Hopkins. 

June 25 . 1786 Mr William Myrick & Hannah his Wife, having a 
Dismission & Recommendation from the other Ch. in this Town, 
were received into this Ch. in full Communion. J. Bascom 

August 6 . 1786 Mr. Micajah Snow was received into full communion. 

Sep. 24 . Lot Higgins, was rec d into full communion. 

April i st 1787 . Molly y e Wife of Azariah Doane was admitted. 

October 3 d 1787 . The Ch. Voted Mr. Thomas Twining a dismission 
& recommendat n to [*] Ch he s d incorporate with. 

[p. 77] Mrs Betty Bascom . & Mary Rogers, w re rec d Nov. 4 . 1787. — 

Decern. 30 . 1787 — Mary Holdershaw : 

Feb. 17 . 1788 . Thomas Rogers. 

Some Time in Jan. 1788 . the Church voted a Dismission to Sister 
Eunice Burgis. & a Recommendation to the Ch in Wareham, the 
Rev d Mr Everett Pastor. J Bascom. 

June 15 . 1788 . Abigail Snow 

July— 1788 . Rebcca, wife of Dr. Seabury, & Rebecca Higgins. 

August, 24 th 1788 — Cap. Isaac Sparrow 

October . 26 . 1788 Eunice Higgins. 

May 3 d 1789 — Mercy Wife of Josiah Sparrow 

June 7 th 1789 Timothy Doane, Rebecca the Wife of Mirrick Snow, 
& Abigail the Wife of John Freeman. 

July 5 . 1789 . Phebe Wife of Josiah Freeman. 

[p. 78] Aug 1 30 th 1789 Dorcas, Wife of Heman Snow, Ju r 

Sep. 5 . 1789 . Phebe Wife of Elisha Linnel. 

Oct. 4 . 1789 . Flannah wife of Isaac Snow. 

Nov. i st 1789 . Sarah wife of Heman Mirrick. 

May — 1790 Miriam Wife of Elkanah Linnel. 

May 29 . 1790 Azariah Doane. 

June — 1790 . Mercy Freeman, 

July — 1790 Widow Abigail Young. 

July — 1790 Anna Young. 

Nov r 7 th 1790 . Dr. Joseph Seabury. 

May i st 1791 Simeon Kingman & his wife Rebecca. 

June 5 th 1 79 1 Aphia Wife of John Gould. 

June 26 . 1 79 1 W° Esther Kenwrick. 

July i l 1792 Judah Rogers — & Hannah Wife of Abiathar Knowles. 

August 26 . 1792 . Mercy, Wife of Theophilus Mayo, Ju r 

[p. 79] March 10 th 1793 . Marcy Wife of Joshua Cole Ju r 

April 7 th 1793 . Abigail Mayo. 

May 5 th 1793 Edmund Higgins 

W° Sarah Higgins May 19 th 1793 

June 2 d 1793 Sarah wife of Jonathan Twining 

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June 9 th 1793 . Molly, Wife of Gideon Atwood. 

June 23 1793 Sarah, wife of Edmond Linnel. 

Aug 1 4 . 1793 . Abigail the Wife Benoni Baker — & Elisebeth Snow. 

Sep. 1 . 1793 Phebe, Wife of Jedediah Young— Zeiviah, Wife of 
Nathan Higgins . & Sarah Linnel 

Sep. 29 . 1793 . Tempy, the Wife of Elkanah Hopkins — Priscilla, 
the Wife of Sylvanus Rogers — & Sarah Paine. 

Oct r 27 . 1793 . Isaac Sparrow Ju r . 

Nov r 3 d 1793 . John Gould Prince Twining. & Hannah his wife, Wife 
of Will" 1 Cooper, & Abigail Rogers. 

Nov 1 " 17 th 1793 Voted a dismission to y e Widow Martha Linnel & a 
Recommendation to the Ch in Standish y e Rev d Jonathan Gould, 
Pastor. Jon a Bascom 

Nov. 24 . 1793 . Reliance Wife of Mr. Prince Snow 

[p. 80] Jan. 20 . 1794 Rachel Hopkins 

Feb. 23 — Lucia Higgins 

April 6 th Huldah, wife of Moses Snow. 

May 11 . 1794 Voted a dismission to Col. Job Crocker & his wife, & 
a Recommendation to y e Ch of Christ in Paxton 

June i 31 1794 Sally Hurd. 

July 6 . 1794 Thankful Twining. 

July 27 . 1794 . Uriah Mayo. 

Aug 1 3 d 1794 . Solomon Sparrow, Abigail Sparrow, & Bethiah Cole 

Aug 1 24 Hannah, Wife of Jonathan Kenwrick — <Sc Rebecca, wife of 
Judah Rogers 

Aug* 31 . Azuba Young, & Ruth-Taylor Higgins. 

Sep. 14 . Jedediah Young, Wife of Gould Linnel, & the Wife of Sam- 
uel Mayo. 

Sep. 28 . 1794 Jennet the wife of Joshua Nickerson. 

Oct. 12 . Lydia, Wife of Samuel Linnel 

Nov. 2 d Lettice Cole. 
9 th Ruth Higgins 

Mercy, Wife of Hatsel Higgins, Ap 1 1795 

[p. 81] May 17 . 1795 Thankful y e wife of Uriah Linnel 

July 19 . 1795 Rosanna y e wife of Jn° Sparrow. 

July 26 . 1795 Eunice y e Wife of Joshua Higgins 

Aug* 2 d 1795 . Phebe y e Wife of Zoeth Smith — & Esther Young. 

Sep. 20 . 1795 . Priscilla Higgins, & Ruth Mayo. 

October 11 th 1795 . A dismission was voted by the Ch. to Anna, the 
wife of Rev. Simeon Williams of Weymouth, & a recommendation 
to y e Ch. there. Recorded by J. Bascom 

Nov. i st 1795 . Anna, Wife of John Taylor, Ju r — & P^ggy Young. 

Decern. 20 . 1795 . Elizebeth Higgins 

May i st 1796 . Jerusha Young, wife of Lewis Young. 

July 3 d 1796 . Mary, the Wife of Prince Rogers, of Penobscut. 

Aug 1 7 th 1796 Phebe Wife of Benj a Hurd 

Sep. 1796 . Eunice, wife of Sam 1 Higgins, having a disission & Rec- 
ommendation from y e Ch in Wellrleet, was reecived here 

Jon a Bascom 



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[p. 82] Nov r 1796 Thomas Linnel — Martha Higgins, & Wife of 

Richard Higgins. 
January 29 . 1797 — Ruth Mirrick. 

April 16 . 1797 . Samuel Higgins, Ju r & Patience, his wife, 
April 23 d 1797 . Apphia, wife of Joseph Atkins 
June 4 . 1797 Rachel wife of Moses Young 
May 28 . Ruth, wife of Joshua Hopkins. 
June — 1797 . Hannah, Wife of Benjamin Pepper. 
March n . 1798 W° Abigail Smith. 
Aug 1 5 th 1798 . Tamesin wife of Jon a Twining, Ju r 
July 7 th 1799 . Mercy, wife of Nehemiah Atwood. 
Aug 4 4 th 1799 . J ain es Rogers, Ju r 
Sep. i st Joshua Rogers, Ju r & Wife Debby. 
June I st 1800 . Elisabeth Sparrow. 
July 6 . 1800 . Rebecca, Wife of Timothy Bascom — Tamesin, Wife 

of Jo[p. 83]siah Gould — And Sears Mayo 
Sep. 7 th 1800 . Joshua Gould. 
Aug 1 — 1800 . The honourable John Davis, & his wife were dismissed 

from this Ch. & recommended to be rec d by the East Ch in 

Barnstable. 
October 6 th 1800 . Jon a Mayo — & Mercy, wife of Seth Sparrow, Ju r 
Nov r 4 th 1800 . Anna, Wife of Jonathan Mayo. 
Nov r 30, 1800, Hannah Wife of Zacheus Higgins. 
April 5 th 1 80 1 . Widow Ruth Mulford. 
May 3 d 1801 . Lucia, Wife of Heman Snow, 3 d 
July 5 th 1801 . Wife of Obediah Coffin — Solomon Freeman Ju r Esq r 

& Abigail his wife, & Dorcas Freeman. 
Aug' 2 d 1 80 1 . Mr. Heman Snow, 3 d William Myrick & his wife Lydia. 
Aug 1 16 . 1 80 1 . Sarah, Wife of Zenas Rogers. 
Sep. 6 th 1 80 1 ". Ruth' Smith — Timothy Bascom — & Anna Mayo. 

wife of Sears Mayo. 
Sep. 27 . 180 1 . Kezia, Wife of Jesse Kinny, Ju r 
Oct r 4 . 1 80 1 . Phebe, wife of Josiah Smith. 
May 2 d 1802 Sarah, Relict of Tho s Harding, 
[p. 84] Aug 1 7 th 1802 Lydia, wife of Micah Shearman. 
Sep. 18 . 1802 . Thomas Freeman & Phebe, his Wife. 
Nov r 8 . 1802 . Jerusha Rogers. 
Jan. 16 . 1803 . Zenas Rogers. 
July 3 d 1803 . Tempy Bascom, Rebecca Sparrow, & Tabitha, Wife of 

Arven Kenrick. 
July 24 . 1803 . Zeruiah, wife of Jon a Snow — & Eunice Snow. 
July 31 s1 1803 . Rebecca, wife of Barnabas Twining, Ju r — Sally, 

wife of Jonathan Bascom, Ju r , & Eleonar Cole. 
Aug 1 13 th 1803 . Ruth, wife of Cap. Isaac Adams. 
Aug* 28 . 1803 Rebecca, wife of Isaac Linnel — Lydia, wife of James 

Rogers, Nabby Doane, & Hitty Donne. 
Sep r 4 . 1803 . Abigail, wife of Aaron Snow — John Freeman, Achsah, 

wife of Eben r Rogers, Tabitha, wife of Joshua Rogers, 3 d and 
Ruth Ned, (an Indian.) 









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Nov r 6 . 1803 . Phebe, Wife of Elisha Smith. 

April 29 . 1804 . Priscilla, Wife of Heyden . & William Bas- 

com, A.B. 

[p. 85] June, — 1804 Hannah, wife of John Myrick. 

Aug 1 24 . 1804 • Esther, Wife of Uriah Mayo, Jun r 

Sep. 2 d 1804 . Rebecea Hopkins, & Nabby, wife of Curtis Hopkins. 

Oct. 21, 1804 . Anner, wife of Lewis Eldridge. 

March 31 . 1805 . The Widow Sarah Harding was dismissed by a 
Vote of the Church, by her desire, & recommended to the Church 
in Granville, the Rev d Roger Harrison Pastor. 

Sep. i st 1805 . Rachel, wife of Seth Higgins, Ju r 

Sep. 2 2 d 1805 . Elisebeth, Wife of Joshua Hurd. 

October 2 d 1805 The Ch. voted a Dismission to William Bascom, 
A.M. & a recommendation to the congregational Ch. of Eitch- 
burg, who had chosen him as their Pastor. 

Novem r 3 d 1805 . Mary, wife of Edmund Snow — & Bess Tobey. 

Aug 1 4 th 1806 . Jedidah wife of Ephraim Cole & Patty, wife of Joel 
Cole. 

Aug* 31 . 1806 . Lydia, wife of Daniel Cumings. 

Sep 7 . 1806 Susannah, wife of David Snow, & Joseph Crosby. 

[p. 153] June — 1808 — -Barnabas Twining and his Wife Admited to 
full Comm" 

Sep Naomi Rogers Admi 1 to full Com 

Nov Marcy Twining & Mrs Hannah Swain — Admited to full Com- 
munion. 

Catherine Cears Admited to full communion, — 1809 

Francis Young & Wife admited to full communion,— 1809 

Wife of Abiathar Snow admited to full communion Decern 24 — 1809 

Mr Joshua Crosby & M r Benjamin Higgins admited to full com- 
munion, March 11 1810 — — 

Wife of M r Edmund Freeman & the Wife of M r Joshua Crosby Ju r 
Admited to the Church June 2 — 18 10 

Wife of Mr Josiah Snow admited to the Church July 2 d 18 10 

Mr Josiah Sparrow, & the Wife of Elisha Cole admited to full com- 
munion Sep 15 

Wife of Jonathan Rogers Admited to full communion October 7 — 
1810 

Miss Zerviah Linnell Admited to full communion Decern 8 18 10 

Miss Mercy Linnell Admited to full communion March 17 — 181 1 

Miss Abigal Rogerse Admited to full communion April 7 18 11 

Miss Abigail Cole Admited to full communion May the 5 — 181 1 

[p. 154] June 2 — 181 1 Admited to full communion Mr Edmund 
Linnel, Wife of Josiah Linnell, Ju r Wid Hitta Smith ; Wid Zer- 
viah Sparrow, Wife Joshua Doane, Wife Solomon Higgins, Miss 
Mercy Snow, 

June 20 181 1 Admited to full communion Mr Jonathan Snow — Wid 
Mercy Higgins — Wife of M r John Young — Wife of Mr Seth 
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July 7 — 181 1 Admited to full communion Mr Joseph Atkins . Wife 

Elnathan Snow . Wife Thomas Snow, Miss Elisabeth Cole . Miss 

Rebecca Linnell, Miss Polly Higgins, 
August 3 i8n Admited to full comraun Mr William Smith Wife 

Jonathan Freinan Young Wife Isaac Sparrow Wife Solomon 

Linnell Wife John Linnell Wife Joshua Baker Wife Benoni Baker 

Wife of Benjamin Linnell Miss Thankful Linnell 
Sep 15 — 181 1 Admited to full communion . Wid Roxana Snow, 
October 5 181 1 Admited to full communion Wife Dea Sparrow Wife 

Jonathan Freeman Wife Abijah Baker Wife Alvin Hurd Miss 

Mary Young 
[p. 155] Nov 2 — 181 1 Admited to full communion . Wife of Joshua 

Sparrow 
April 6 — 1812 The relation of Mrs Maria Johnson was transfered 

from the Chh in Plymton to the Chh of Christ in this place. 
June 6 1812 — Admited to full communion . Wife Freeman Hopkins 

Wife Joseph Freeman Wife Jonathan Linnill 
August 2 — 18 1 2 Admited to full communion Wife of Prince Twining 

Jur Miss Lucy Twining 
Sep 1 181 2 Admited to full Communion Miss Anna P Higging 
Sep 28 — 1812 Admited to full communion Seth Doane Tamazin 

Doane 
July 4 — 1813 Admited to full communion . Davis Taylor & Wife 
October 4 — 1813 Admited to full Communion Wid Huldah Smith & 

Wife Nathanil Nickerson 
[p. 156] Nov 7 — 1813 Admited to Com Cap 1 Stephen Snow Wife 

Timothy Rogers 
August 6 — 18 1 4 Admited to Com Dr Seabury & Wife. 
October 2 d 18 14 Admited to full Com Ephraim Cole Rebeca Freeman 

Wife Asa Hopkins Wife Josiah H Snow 
April 8 — 1 81 6 Admited to Com Asa Rogers 
April 15 18 1 6 Admited to Com Molly Nickerson 
June 9 — 18 16 Admitted to Com Edmund Snow Wid Betty Higgins 

Sally Higgins Polly Linnell 
July 7 Admitted to full Com Anna Higgins Wife Asa Smith 
August 3 Admitted to full Com Wid Liddia Hurd. 
Nov 3 d Admitted to full Com John Kenrick Wife Jon Hopkins 
May 4th 1 81 7 Admitted to full Com Jonathan Freeman Henry 

Knowles Isaac Sparrow Thomas Eldrige Alvin Hurd Tempy 

Rogers Phebe Higgins Wife Uriah Rogers 
[p. 157] June 1 Admited to full Com Thankful Myrick — Elizabeth 

Rogers — Luther Hurd & Wife Wife Josiah Rogers Wife Solo- 
mon Hurd 
July 6 Admited to full Communion Wid Mary Nickerson Joshua 

Rogers cSr Wife Wife Ralph Smith Wile Henry Knowles Wife 

Freeman Hayden Wife Nathaniel Paige Wife Abner Snow Tam- 

zin Freeman Mary Snow Hitty Freeman Sally Cole Sarah 

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August 3 Admitted to full Com. Judah Rogers Jun Wife Hez Freeman 

Wife Luther Nickerson Ruth Snow Tamzin Higgins — 
Sep 6 — 1 817 Admitted to full Com — Matthew Kingman Wid 

Hannah Hopkins 
October 8 — Admitted to full Com Wife Joseph Smith 
Nov 3 d Admited to full Com Molly Young 
April 18 18 Admited full Com ley Young 

[p. 158] Admitted to Full Com April 26 Herrian Snow 3 d & Wife. 
June 6 1818 Admited to full Com Wife Jonathan young. 
July 1818 Admitted to Full Com — Asa Hopkins 
April 4th 18 1 9 Admitted to full Com Cap 1 Josiah Rogers & Wife 

Bangs Smith 
July 4 1819 Admitted to full Com Miss Claricy FJdredge — 
October 1 1820 Admitted to full Communion Elnathan Snow 
Nov 2 1820 Admitted to full Communion Ileman Snow Mrs Sarah 

Rogers 
April 8 — 182 1 Admitted to full Communion Mr Zenas Young Wife 

Heman Mayo Jun Wife Isaac Seabury Wife Benjamin Freeman 

Wife Lewis Smith Molly Freeman Viana Rogers 
May 6 admitted to full Com — Wife Isaac Taylor Wife Elisha Crosby 
June 3 Admitted to full Com Belinda Sears 
July 1 Admitted to full Com Thomas Gould 
May 1822 Admitted to full Communion Jesse Sparrow. 
Oct 6 Admited to full Com Wife Hezekiah Higgins — 
[p. 159] Admited to full Communion Jonathan Freeman — Nov 3 
Admitted to full Communion Jonathan Linnell Samuel Sparrow & 

Wife Sally Sparrow Sep 6 — 1823. 
Admitted to full Mrs Eliza Kenrieh Sep 5 — - 1824 
Admitted to full Communion Cap t Israel Linnell & Wife Lemuel 

Rogers 1826 
Admitted to full Communion the Wife of Bangs Taylor Aug 1 . 7th 1831 
Admitted to full communion under Mr Johnson 150 
[p. 160] Admitted to full communion under the ministry of the Rev 

S. Pratt. 
May 3 d 1835 . Admitted to full communion, Mrs Eliza Crosby Miss . 

Mary Rowe Miss Rebecca Sparrow Miss . Abigail Y. Sparrow 

Miss Hannah Hopkins Miss Bethiah Doane 
July 5 th Admitted, Mr. Abner Freeman ^ v> 

Miss . Drusilla Snow ) L * ' 

Miss . Sally Linnell 
Aug. 2 d Admitted Mrs. Mary Ann Young Miss . Abigail Hopkins 

Mr. Osburn Myrick. 
Sep. 6 . 1835 Admitted Mr James Rogers. 

( To be continued) 



Plymouth First Church Records 21 

PLYMOUTH FIRST CHURCH RECORDS 

Transcribed by the Editor 
{Continued from Vol. XIV, p. /Q2) 

1695 : In 1695 : the Lords Supper was six times, six mem- 
bers were admitted & sixteen children were baptized. 

A chh-child living else where, having sinned, the chh sent 
her a letter of Admonition, the next yeare she sent letters to us 
to testify her repentance & the Pastor of that chh where she 
lived wrote a good Testimony of her, with desires that wee 
would dismisse her to them, they being satisfyed as to her meet- 
nesse for full communion, the chh dismissed her & that chh 
received her. 

A chh-child made his Relation march, 31 : before the chh 
in the Pastors house of a worke of grace, the Pastor & bretheren 
present with him in his private examination testifyed to the chh 
the competency of his knowledge, with which the chh was satis- 
fyed, & he was admitted in publick that day. 

A brother was admonished for some failings at a chh-meeting 
in private, a while after he submitted to the chh and was 
forgiven. 

At a chh-meeting June, 16 : the matter of Elders being 
named, & then nominated, desired to give their answer . Bro: 
Faunce declined a present acceptance of the call from sense of 
his ovvne unfitnesse, Bro: Isaac Cushman desired further time 
of consideration ; In which time our bretheren engaged in pro- 
moting a new society in our westerne praecincts, gave Bro: 
Cushman an earnest call to teach the word of God to them & 
desired our chh to consent thereto, Also in this time M r Samuel 
Fuller, the Teacher of the chh at Midlebury a sincere Godly 
man whom wee had the last yeare dismissed to that service, 
dyed August, 24 : being about 66 yeares old a great losse to that 
place : immediately upon which that chh & towne sent letters 
to our chh to desire our consent that Bro: Isaac Cushman might 
be their Teacher, upon all which accounts the chh was called 
to meet on September, 1 : which they did, & the Pastor ac- 
quainted them with those 2 calls our Brother had ; the chh mani- 
fested generally their good respect to him & desires not to part 
with him, but that he should be an Elder here in his blessed 
Fathers room, & desired him now to give his answer to that 
call, which accordingly he did : 

[p. 26] That the Providence of God was mysterious, but he 
apprehended he should rather accept the call of this chh to be 



22 Plymouth First Church Records 

Elder here because it was first given him before the other two 
calls : the chh acted noe further in that matter at that time, 
only noted That it would be noe offence but acceptable to them, 
if Bro: Cushman did improove his gifts in teaching at midlebury 
or any other place where the orderly providence of God should 
call him ; God soe disposed that He hearkned to the call of our 
Bretheren & neighbours of the New Society, where he now lives 
& constantly attends the worke of Preaching amongst them & 
is well accepted & acknowledged by them. 

1696 : In 1696 : the Lords supper was administred nine 
times, two members were admitted & 26 children were Baptized. 

June, 7 : the Pastor read a letter to the chh from 7 bretheren 
of the new society, desiring leave of us to be a distinct chh : 
which he left with the chh seriously to consider of : The chh 
was appointed to meet, June, 18 : which was a day of publick 
Thanksgiving appointed by Authority, After the publick wor- 
ship was ended, the chh repaired to the Pastors house & con- 
cluded it necessary at present not to give a full answer to their 
motion ; At that meeting it was moved ; that divers of the chh 
had exprest their apprehensions, that it was inconvenient to use 
both the Psalme-bookes, & therefore it was put to the vote in 
these words, If the chh see meet to leave it to the Pastor to fix 
upon the one of them to be used constantly, their silence should 
be taken for consent, & if any one Brother did object against it, 
He would not soe doe ; there was an universall silence, not one 
objecting, therefore from that time the new translation of the 
Psalmes was fixt upon & only sung, it being Judged most for 
edification, because the former Translation had many difficult 
tunes that now wee could not sing. 

July, 26 : at the conclusion of the sacrament, the Pastor 
called upon the chh, desiring them after the example of Abra- 
ham, Gen: 18 : 19 : to command their children etc to attend 
more upon & not neglect the ordinance of publick catechizing, 
wherein of late there had bin some remisnesse, upon which fol- 
lowed a Reformation in that respect. It was then signifyed to 
the chh, that our bretheren of the new society were ready to 
attend the chh whenever they pleased to appoint a meeting for 
that end, the Pastor appointed the chh to meet on August, 19 : 
at his house, which they did in the morning it being the Lec- 
ture Day, before the Lecture, the Pastor & three of the breth- 
eren spent the time in Prayer, after Lecture, there was a 
particular agitation of matters & the issue was satisfying & 
comfortable ; The Bretheren ot the new society professed their 
Judgments to be, that bretheren should have the advice & ap- 






Plymouth First Church Records 23 



probation of the chh whereto they belonged in setting up distinct 
worship by themselves & that they apprehended the chh had by 
some former act of theirs consented they should soe doe, the 
church hereupon declared themselves satisfyed with those breth- 
eren, as to their carrying on the worship of God by themselves, 
their habitations being soe remote from us & that Brother Cush- 
man might without any offence to us continue to dispense the 
word to them, & that nothing heretofore passed betwixt us in 
word or action of any kinde should hinder our communion to- 
gether in sealing ordinances as heretofore : The whole chh & 
our Bretheren concerned (for ought appeared) did every one of 
us expresse our consent hereunto by an universall lifting up 
[p. 27] of our hands, & this was declared to be a final! issue of 
this matter & all differences that had thereby bin occasioned 
amongst us, & the chh voted that Deac: Faunce, D:* wood & D:* 
clarke should joyne with the Pastor in subscribing their hands 
to this conclusion written & voted, which they did & a copy 
thereoff soe subscribed was delivered to Bro: Isaac Cushman 
before they departed from the Pastors house, & as a Testimony 
of our Reconciliation one with another & mutuall forgivnesse 
of all past offences, Bro: Cushman himselfe & all our members of 
that society, both bretheren & sisters (that were capable) came 
together & sat downe with us at the Lords Table on August, 
30 : following : this chh-meeting Aug: 19 : was concluded with 
prayer & Thankfullnesse to God for that issue with our bretheren. 

The chh set apart, September, 16 : as a day of fasting & 
prayer for the Army abroad & that God would spare our Indian- 
harvest, God gratiously heard us in that respect & destroyed it 
not by frost among us as in the last yeare. 

Letters from the chh at Marshfeild came to the chh to 
desire the Pastor & some of the bretheren to attend & help them 
at the ordination of M r Edward Thompson to be their Pastor on 
October, 14 : the chh chose Deac: Faunce, Deac: wood, Bro: 
Isaac Cushman, Bro: Eliezer Churchel & Bro: Shirtliffe to ac- 
company the Pastor, who did all of them goe to that Solemnity. 

The Pastor propounding it, the chh set apart & kept, No- 
vember, 18 : as a day of publick Thanksgiving, for Gods gratious 
hearing our prayers on the late Fast, Sep: 16 : giving that har- 
vest, our health, preserving our souldiers & many other mercies. 

of the 178 members admitted in these 30 yeares, fifteen of 
them received Baptisme at their Admission, f 

{To be continued) 

* These are abbreviations for " Deacon." 
r| This sentence is on the inner margin, in the same hand. 



24 Middleborough) Mass., Vital Records 



MIDDLEBOROUGH, MASS., VITAL RECORDS 

Transcribed by George Ernest Bowman 
{Continued from Vol. XIV, p. 2.f6) 

[p. 189] Joanna Bate the wife of Joseph Bate Deceased Jane : 28 th : 
1738 In the 43 rd : year of her age 

Mary Soul the Daughter of Jacob Soul by Mary his wife Deceased 
June the : 25 th : 1737 : In the fourth year of her age : 

Hannah King the Daughter of Thomas King by Mary his wife De- 
ceased September the : 8 th : 1738 : In the Second year of her age 

Joseph Bennet the Son of Joseph Bennet by Thankfull his wife De- 
ceased November : 19 th : 1737 : aged Two months wanting one 
day 

Mahetabel Eaton the wife of Barnabas Eaton Deceased April the : 
11 th : 1739 : In the Thirty Second year of her age 

Seth Tinkham & mary his wife had a Daughter Still born June : 10 th : 

J739 
David Wood the Son of David Wood by mary his wife Deceased 

July : 29 th : 1738 : Aged fifty years and four months 
Electious Reynolds Sen r Deceased June the : 19 th : 1738 In the eighty 

fifth year of his age 
Josiah Holloway the Son of William Holloway by Sarah his wife 

Deceased December : 23 : 1739 : Ag e d one month and fourteen 

days 
Peter Darling the Son of John Darling by Elisabeth his wife Deceasd 

January : 23 : 1727/8 : Aged one year nine months and one day 
Martha Cob the Daughter of John Cob by Joanna his wife Deceased 

March the Ninth : 1 741/2 : In the 23 d year of her age 
Leiut Joseph Bennet the Son of Capt Peter Bennet Deceased January 

the 3 rd : 1 741/2 : In the 3& vh : year of his age 
Francis Morro Deceased December the : 19 th : 1742 : In the : 73 rd : 

year of his age 
M r John Soul Deceased May the : 19 th : 1743 In the : 69 th : year of 

his age 
Doctour Thomas Palmer Deceased June the : 17 th : 1743 In the 78 th 

year of his age 
Esther Bennet the Daughter of Ebenezer Bennet Jun r by Esther his 

wife Deceased August : 29 th : 1743 : Aged one year five months 

and Three days 
Mary Barrows the wife of Coombs Barrows Deceased January : 26 th : 

1743/4 : four Days after She had been Delivered of Two Chil- 
dren which were born Twins and In the Thirty Sixth year of 

her age 

(To be continued) 



Plymouth Colony Vital Records 25 



PLYMOUTH COLONY VITAL RECORDS 

Transcribed by George Ernest Bowman 
( Continued from Vol. XIII, p. 86) 

The earliest births and deaths entered on the Plymouth Col- 
ony Records are found in a volume now marked " Marriages 
Births Burials." This book contains also marriage records of 
later date than those in the Court Orders, which were printed 
in the first article of this series. The vital records in the vol- 
ume begun in the present article were printed in 1857 by the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and edited by Dr. Nathaniel 
I B. Shurtleff ; but the book is not accessible to many of our 
readers, and it contains serious errors which have caused much 
unfortunate confusion. 

The first few pages are badly worn, and Dr. Shurtleff 
assigned the year 1647, instead of 1648, to the first remaining 
record of Plymouth births. A careful study of the system of 
entering these records for the first few years shows that the 
I order of entering was as follows : Plymouth Births, Plymouth 
Marriages and Burials, Sandwich Births, Sandwich Marriages 
and Burials, Yarmouth Births, Yarmouth Marriages and Burials. 
If this order was not followed we must assume that there were 
at least twenty-six births in Plymouth in 1647, but none in 
1648. The death record of Isaac Cushman also confirms the 
date 1648. 

The third death record on the first page is badly worn, but 
there is no doubt that the reading " Zcb[?£W7<?]eman " is in- 
correct. The remaining portion of the first letter is not the 
bottom of "Z" but of "R" and the name recorded was un- 
doubtedly "Rebecca Freeman." 

The first Yarmouth death, on the same page, should be 
Hugh « Tilly ", not " Tilby " as printed by Dr. Shurtleff. The 
record is easily read at the present time. 

Dr. Shurtleff omitted pages 2 and 3 in giving the original 
numbers. The first two pages are now numbered 1 and 2, 
and pages 3 and 4 are missing. 

In Dr. Shurtleff's copy the first entry of a Plymouth birth, 
one "Winter," was printed as if it were at the bottom of page 1, 
and with Yarmouth Burials, instead of at the top of the next 
page. On page 6 of the original, the record of the stillborn 
son of Peter Wright was entered before his sister Sarah, not 
after the birth of Benet Elles, as printed in 1S57. 



26 Plymouth Colony Vital Records 

Errors such as printing " twenty fourth ", in the birth of 
Lydia Barnes, where the original reads " 24 th ", and " 20 th ", in 
the birth of Mary Marchant, where the original reads " twen- 
tieth ", do not alter facts and will not be especially noted 
hereafter. 



[Sandwich Burials, probably] 
■ 
[p. 1] [«/<?/7*]entyeth of November 
[W/7/]ried the tenth of febrewary 
Reb[*]eman buried the 23 d of march 

1647 
yarmouth Regester of the beirth of theire Children 
Susanna Miller Daughter of M r John Miller was born the 2 cond of May 
Elizabeth hedge Daughter of M r Willam hedge was born the tvventyone 

of May 
Samuell Matthews the sonn of James Matthew[s] was born the tirst 

of May 
Jonathan hallot the sonn of Andrew hallot was born the twentyeth of 

November 
Ruth Tayler the Daughter of Richard Tayler was born the 29 th of 

July 
Mary Rider the Daughter of Samuell Ryder was born the sixt of 

September 
Sara hull the Daughter of Trustrum hull was born the 18 th of October 
Beniamin Staare the sonn of Tho: Staare was born the sixt of febrewary 
[|] Darby the sonn of John Darby was born the last of febrewary 
Josepth the sonn of Willam nicherson born the 10 month 1647 

1647 
yarmouth Regester for manages & burialls 
hugh Tilly* Died the twenty eight of Janu[ary] buried the the Day 

folloing 
henery Wilden maried to Eed[wor/i] the twentyfift of Janua[ry] 
Sara hull the \_wom~] 

[Plymouth Births, 1648 *] 

[p. 2] Winter * \_wom~\ was born on t[woni\ 

Tho: & hanna Smith the sonn & [Daughter] of Richard Smith being 

twines were born on the twentythird of aprell 
Lidia Barnes the Daughter of John Barnes was born on the 24 th of 

aprell 

* See introductory notes. 

t The given name appears to have been omitted by mistake, as no space was 
left for its insertion later. The leaf is perfect at this point. 






Plymouth Colony Vital Records 27 

Samuell Wood the sonn of henery Wood was born the twentyfift of 

May 
hanna Glase the Daughter of James Glase was born the 2 cond of June 
Ann Sturtivant the Daughter of Samuell Sturtivant was born the 4 th 

of June 
Lidia Bartlet the Daughter of Robert Bartlet was born on the 8 th of 

June 
Rebekah Billington the Daughter of ffrancis Billington was born on 

the 8th of June 
Abigaill Church the Daughter of Richard Church was born on the 

22 cond f j une 

hanna Eedy the Daughter of Samuell Eedy was born on the twenty- 
third of June 
Elizabeth Chipman the Daughter of John Chipman was born on the 

24 th of June 
hester Willet the Daughter of M r Tho: Willet was born on the sixt of 

July 
Sara heward the Daughter of John heward was born on the twentyeth 

Day of august 
[worn'] Paddy the sonn of M r Willam Paddy [was born on] the sixt 

of September 
[worn] sonn of Willam hoskins [ii'om] last Day of November 
[tt'<?;7/] John Tompson 
[pages 3 and 4 are missing] 
[p, 5] [worn] the Daughter of M r [morn] was borne the 26* of 

December 

Seth Pope the sonn of Tho: Pope was born on the 13 th of January 
Elizabeth Cook the Daughter of Jakob Cook was, born on the 18 th of 

January 
Samuell & Elizabeth Watson being twines the sonn & Daughter of 

Gorg Watson were born the r8 th of January 
Ephraim Morton the sonn of Ephraim Morton was born on the 27 th 

of January 
Isaak Doty the sonn of Edward Doty was born on the 8 th of febrewary 
Isaak Cushman the sonn of the Elder Cushman was born the 8 th of 

febrewary 
Mary Atkins the Daughter of henery Atkins was born the 13 th of 

march 
Elizabeth faunce the Daughter of John faunce was born the twenty 

third of march 

1648 
Plym Regester of manages & burial Is 
Elizabeth Spooner the wife of Willam Spooner Died the twenty eight 

of aprell 
John Wood the sonn of Steven W[ood died] the [*] th [worn] 
Tho Smith the sonn of Richard Sfmith worn] 

* This figur appears to have been either 8 or 9. 












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Plymouth Colony Vital Records 



hanna Glase the Daughter of \jyorri\ Died the 15 th of June 

John Young was maried unto A.[zuorn~\ the 13 th of December 

M r Beniamin Vermayes maried unto M ris Mercy Bradford the one and 

twentyeth of December 
John Barnes the sonn of John Barnes Died the twenty fift of December 
John Smith Juni of Plym was maried unto Debora howland the 4 th of 

January 
John Tompson the sonn of John Tompson Died the eleventh of 

febrewary 

[p. 6] iG 4 [8] 

[Sandwidjg Regester of the beirth of their Children 

[wom"]a Boatfish borne the 27 th of march 

Mary Willis was borne the 14 th of aprell 

Bathsheuah Skiffe born the twentyone of aprell 

Meriam Wood was born the 8 th of May 

Ezra Bourne was born the 12 th of May 

Micaell Blakwell was born the first of June 

Caleb Allen was born the 27 th of June 

Patience Butler was born the 14 th of august 

Susanna Turner was born the 28 th of September 

Debora Wing was born the tenth of October 

Nathaneell fish was born the 27 th of november 

hester Allen was born the 8 th of December 

A sonn of Peeter Wright still born the 16 th of December 

Sara Wright was born the eleventh of febrewary 

Benet Elles was born the 27 th of febrewary 



164S 
Sandwidg Regester for mariages &. burials 
Willam Wright buried the 2 cond of may 
Gorg Allen senier buried the 2 cond of may 
Gorg Knot buried the third of may 
Merearn Wood buried the 9 th of may 

Willam Newland Maried to Rose £*] holloway the 19 th of May 
John Presbery buried the 19 th of may 

Tho Burgis maried to Elizabeth Basset the 8 th of november 
[z£W#]aried to Mary Vincent the 8 lh of november 
[worn]td the eleventh of October 
[worn 1 ] the the eleventh of December 

p me Willam Wood 

164S 
[Ya]rmou[th] Regester of the beirth of their Children 
Hannah the Daughter of Richard Templare was borne the fift of 
January Ann Dom 1642 

*" Allen" was first written, but it was crossed out in the same ink, and the 
entry completed as printed. 









PlymoutJi Colony Deeds 29 

Elezabeth the Daughter of Edward Sturgis was born the twentieth 

of aprell 
Mary the Daughter of Robert Davis the 28 th of the same 
Samuell the sonn of fifrancis Baker the first of may 
Mary the Daughter of John Marchant the twentieth of may 
Ephraim the sonn of John Wing the thirtieth of may 
John the soone of Roger Elles the first of December 
Ann the Daughter of Richard Tayler the 2 cond of the same 
Beniamin the sonne of John Gray about the 7 th of December 
[wor/i]nn the Daughter of Willam Eldred about the 16 th of the same 
[fcw/7/]amuell the sonne of Richard Templer the 2 2 <:oluJ of January 
The Daughter of Peeter worden febrewary the tenth 
Mary the Daughter of m r hedge the [worn] 
[worn] the son of Richard Tempi [won/] yarmouth 

[p. 7] 1648 

yarmouth Regester of burials 

Elizabeth the Daughter of hugh Norman of the age of six y[ears] 

Drowned in a well the 28 th of may 
Ruth the Daughter of Richard Tayler was buried 
the sonne of John Winge Drowned in the snow about the eleventh of 

December 

( To be continued} 






PLYMOUTH COLONY DEEDS 

Transcribed by George Ernest Bowman 
{Continued from Vol. XIV, p. 2jg) 

[The first deed on page 41, from Philip and Mary Delano to 
William Earle, was printed in full in our eleventh volume, at 
page 249.] 

[Samuel Chandler to William Earle] 

A writing appointed to bee Recorded 
Samuell Chandeler acknowlidged that hee hath sould unto 
Willam Earle the one halfe of his land lying att Coaksett this 
26 of the 8 th month 1659 



before mee John Aldin Assistant 



30 Plymouth Colony Deeds 

[Josias Cooke to Thomas Sherive] 

[p. 42] 1660: Prence Gov r : 

A writing appointed to bee Recorded 
This is to Testify to whom It may Conserne that I have 
sold to Thomas Sherive six acrees of land that was mine that 
lay in the New feild att Plymouth ; and Doe further promise 
by this bill that I nor any of mine neither my heires exequitors 
nor adminnestrators shall ever trouble or molest neither Thomas 
Sherive nor any that hee shall make sale of this land unto ; 
and this was sold with the Consent of my wife 
Dated this 25 of the 3 d month (57) by mee Josias Cooke; 

[Lands of Bangs, Bonum, Cooke and Snow] 

An oath appointed to bee Recorded 
Being Requested by Gorg Bonum for to attest what wee 
Can affeirme about our portions of meddow lying in the south 
meddow ; for the ending of Differences that is Risen amongst 
those psons That now Doe enjoy it 

Wee viz: Edward Banges Nicholas Snow Josias Cooke Doe 
upon our sertaine knowlidge affeirme that Josias Cooke had the 
first portion layed out to him by lott namely ten acrees bee it 
more or less ; begining att the upper end of the meddow ; and 
soe have posessecl it many yeares without questioning of it till 
now ; by any that wee know of ; 

Taken upon oath this 9 th of July 1660 : Before mee Thomas 
Prence Gov r : 

[Samuel Fuller to William Harlow] 

[p. 43] 1660: Prence Gov r : 

The 21 of November 1660: 

Memorandum That Samuell ffuller of the Towne of Plym- 
outh in the Jurisdiction of New Plymouth in New England in 
America yeoman ; Doth acknowlidge that for and in Considera- 
tion of a valluable sume to him alreddy satisfyed Contented and 
fully payed by Willam Harlow of the Towne aforsaid in the 
Jurisdiction aforsaid Cooper ; he hath freely and absolutely bar- 
gained allianated and sold enfeofed and Confeirmed and by these 
p r sents Doth bargaine sell enfeofe and Confeirme unto the said 
Willam Harlow two acrees bee it more or lesse of upland ground 
lying betwixt the land of Benjamine Bartlett on the North side 
and other lands now Posessed by the said Willam Harlow on the 
south side ; abutting on the bay and runing in the length therof 





















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Plymouth Colony Deeds 31 












up soe high as the aforsaid lands on each side runeth To have 
and to hold the said two acrees bee it more or lesse of upland 
with all and singulare the appurtenances belonging therunto; 
with all the said Samuel ffuller his Right title and enterest of 
and into the same with warrantice against all psons whatsoever 
that by his Right and title might Claime any Right and title 
therunto ; unto the said Willam Harlow hee his heires and 
assignes forever The said p r mises with all and singulare the 
appurtenances belonging therunto ; to appertaine unto the onely 
proper use and behoofe of him the said Willam Harlow his heires 
and assignes forever ; 

[Manasseh Kempton to Nathaniel Morton] 

[p. 44] 1660 : Prence Gov r : 

The 4 th of January 1660 : 

Memorandum That Mannasses Kemton of Plymouth in New 
England in America Doth acknowlidge That hee hath freely 
given and made over to his soninlaw Nathaneell Morton of 
Plymouth aforsaid in the Jurisdiction aforsaid two acrees of 
fresh meddow lying and being in the meddow Comonly Called 
the south meddow belonging to sundry psons of the towne of 
Plymouth aforsaid ; which said two acrees of meddow was a pte 
of the said Mannasses Kemton his portion there ; To have and 
to hold the said two acrees of meddow which was a pte of the 
said Mannasses Kemton his portion of meddow in the meddow 
aforsaid ; with all and singulare the appurtenances belonging ther- 
unto unto the said Nathaneell Morton hee his heires and assignes 
for ever The said p r mises with all and singulare the appurtenances 
belonging therunto with all the said Mannasses Kemton his 
Right title and enterest belonging therunto ; To appertaine to 
the onely proper use and behoofe of him the said Nathaneell 
Morton hee his heires and assignes for ever ; 

Morover the said Mannasses Kemton the Day and yeare 
abovewritten Did Covenant promise and graunt that the said 
Nathaneell Morton shall Improve and make use of his Marsh 
meddow att the Hand Creeke in the Township of Duxburrow 
soe much of it as hee hath formerly and hitherto made use of 
soe long time as hee stayeth in Plymouth without molestation 
from any from by or under him the said Mannasses Kemton ; as 
likewise that incase the said Nathaneell Morton Doe Die before 
his wife Lydia Morton that the said Lydia Morton shall have 
the use therof ; or any for her soe long as shee Contineweth 
in Plymouth aforsaid without molestation as aforsaid 






32 



Plymouth Colony Deeds 
[Robert Stitson to Nicholas Jacob] 



[p. 45] 1600 : * Prence Gov r : 

A Deed appointed to bee Recorded 

To All people to whom these p r sents shall Come Robert 
Stitson of Scittuate in the Gov'ment of New Plymouth in New 
England in America Carpenter Sendeth greeting ; 

Know yea that I the aforsaid Robert Stitson for and in Con- 
sideration of a sufficient sume of money in full satisfaction to 
mee in hand paied by Nicholas Jacob of hingham in the Juris- 
diction of the Massachusetts in New England husbandman ; 
wherwith I Doe acknowlidg my selfe sufficiently satisfyed Con- 
tented and payed and therof and of every pte and psell therof 
Doe exownarate acquitt and Discharge the said Nicholas Jacob 
himselfe his heires exequitors Adminestrators and Assignes for 
ever by these p r sents ; have freely and absolutely bargained and 
sold ; and by these p r sents Doe bargaine sell enfeofe and Con- 
feirme from mee the said Robert Stitson and rny heires to him 
the said Nicholas Jacob and his heires exequitrors adminestrators 
and assignes for ever all that lott of of upland which was som- 
times the lott of James Beats as alsoe the Remainder of the Lott 
of upland which was somtimes Samuell Plinckleyes lying on the 
Easterly side of the third herring brooke in Scittuate aforsaid 
The which pcell of upland is bounded towards the Northeast to 
the upland of Thomas Chambers ; and towards the southwest 
to to the third herring brooke aforsaid ; towards the southeast 
to the meddow land ; Towards the Northwest to the Comon 
land ; The lott of James Beats aforsaid Containes by estimation 
fifty Acrees bee it more or lesse ; sold alsoe by mee Robert Stit- 
son aforsaid unto Nicholas Jacob Aforsaid two pcells of Med- 
dow land the one lying upon the herring brooke aforsaid on the 
Northeast side ; and the other pcell of meddow Containes all 
the meddow between the mouth of the third herring brooke un- 
till the upland Comes to the river towards the Northeast end of 
the meddow To have and to hold the aforsaid pcell of upland 
with the two pcells of meddow land with all the privilidges and 
appurtenances t her unto [p. 46] Therunto belonging or any way 
appertaining either to all or any pte or pcell therof ; from mee 
the aforsaid Robert Stitson and my heires exequitors Admines- 
trators and assignes To him the said Nicholas Jacob and his 
heires exequitors Adminestrators and assignes for ever To bee 
holden according to the manor of East greenwich in the Countey 
of Kent in free and Comon Sockage and not in Capite nor by 
Knights service nor by the Rents and services therof and 

*This is plainly an error for 1660. 






Plymouth Colony Deeds 33 

therby Due and of Right Accustomed ; and warranting the sale 
heerof against all people whatsoever from by or under mee the 
said Robert Stitson or by my Right or title Claiming any Right 
title or enterest in the p r mises or any pte or pcell therof ; and 
I the said Robert Stitson Doe Covenant promise and graunt by 
these p r sents that it shall & may bee lawiull to and for the said 
Nicholas Jacob either by himselfe or his Attorney to Record 
and enrowle these p r sents or to Cause them to bee Recorded and 
enrowled in the Court att New Plymouth before the Gov r : for 
the time being or any other Majestrate in that Case provided 
according to the usuall manor of Recording & enrowling evi- 
dences ; in Witnes wherof I have heerunto sett my hand and 
Seale the first Day of October in the yeare of our Lord one 
Thousand six hundred fifty and two ; 

Signed Sealed and Delivered The marke of /and a\ 

in the p r sence of us Robert Stitson \ seale / 

Daniell Cushen 
John Ottis 
Mathew Cushen 

memorandum the word brooke between the tenth and 
eleventh lines in the originall was enterlined before the enseal- 
ing and Delivery heerof in the p r sence of the same witnesses; 

Wheras The aforsaid Nicholas Jacob now Deceased Did in 
his life time sell all the aforsaid pcells of land mensioned in this 
abovesaid Deed to John Palmer seni r of Scittuate and never Did 
give any Deeds or evidence to the said Palmer for the lands 
above mensioned Know all men by these p r sents That I Mary 
Jacob of hingham being now Exequitrix of the last Will and 
Testament of my late husband Nicholas Jacob have freely and 
absolutely and Doe by these p r sents freely and absolutely Re- 
signe up all the Right title and Interest with all the appurte- 
nances and privilidges therunto belonging That ever the aforsaid 
[p. 47] Nicholas Jacob my late husband or I the aforsaid Mary 
Jacob have or had to the aforsaid pcells of land mencioned in 
this Deed before entered ; from mee and my heires for ever 
unto the aforsaid John Palmer and his heires for ever In 
Witnes wherof I have heerunto sett my hand and seale the one 
and twentieth Day of ffebruary Ann°: Dom: one Thousand six 
hundred fifty and eight 

Signed Sealed and Delivered The marke of /and a\ 

in the p r sence of us Mary Jacob \ seale y 

Daniell Cushen 
Mathew Cushen 
John Ottis 





















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34 The Will of Jo si ah Cooke, Sr., of East ham 

[Berry — Crisp] 

An agreement appointed to bee Recorded 
Memorand: That Richard Berry of yarmouth with his wifes 
Concent ; and other frinds ; hath given unto Gorge Crispe of 
Eastham and his ; wife theire son Samuell Berry ; to bee att the 
ordering and Disposing of the said Gorge and his wife as if hee 
were theire owne Child ; untill hee shall accomplish the age of 
twenty one yeares ; and in the meane time to provide for the 
said Samuell in all thinges as theire owne Child ; and afterwards 
if hee live to marry or to goe away from them ; to Doe for him 
as if hee were theire owne Child ; furthermore the said Gorge 
Crisp Doth engage that if God should soe Dispose as to take 
away either himselfe or his wife : or both before the time ex- 
pressed : that then neither of them is to Dispose of the said 
Samuell Contrary to the likeing of his father or mother This 
both Gorg Crispe and Richard Berry acknowlidged to bee theire 
Joynt agreement before mee Thomas Prence Gov 1 ": Eastham this 
19 th of January 1660 : 

(To be continued) 



THE WILL OF JOSIAH COOKE, SR-, OF EASTHAM 






Transcribed from the Original Records 



By George Ernest Bowman 



Josiah 1 Cooke married, at Plymouth, on 16 September, 
1635, Elizabeth (Ring) Dean, widow of Stephen 1 Dean of 
Plymouth. Elizabeth had three daughters by her first hus- 
band : Elizabeth 2 Dean, who married William 2 Twining of East- 
ham ; Miriam 2 Dean, who died unmarried ; and Susanna 2 Dean, 
who married, first, Joseph 3 Rogers (Joseph' 1 , Thomas 1 ), and, 
second, Stephen Snow 3 (Constance 2 Hopkins, Stephen 1 ). By 
her second husband, Josiah 1 Cooke, Elizabeth had three more 
children : Josiah 2 Cooke, who married Deborah 3 Hopkins (Gyles 2 , 
Stephen 1 ) ; Bethiah 2 Cooke, who married Joseph Harding ; and 
Anna 2 Cooke, who was the first wife of Mark Snow 3 (Consta?ice 2 
Hopkins, Stephen 1 ). 

Josiah 1 Cooke made his will at Eastham on 22 September, 
1673, and died 17 October, 1673 ; and his inventory was taken 
20 October, 1673. The will and inventory and various receipts 



The Will of Josiah Cooke, Sr. } of East ham 35 

are found in the Plymouth Colony Wills and Inventories, Vol- 
ume I, Part I, pages 90, 128 and 129. IS 89278 

I would call especial attention to the following clause in the 
will : u I Give to my Grand Child Steven Twining a muskett 
which was formerly his Grandfather Deanes ". This child was 
a son of William and Elizabeth (Dean) Twining, and his mother 
was a daughter of Josiah J Cooke's wife, by Stephen Dean, her 
first husband. 






lAii 1 Cooke's Will] 

[3:1: 90] The will of " Josias Cooke seni r of Eastham late De- 
ceased " was presented at the court at Plymouth, 29 October, 
1673, on the oaths of Lieut. John Freeman and Ensign William 
Merrick. 

"Josias Cooke seni r : aged about 63 yeares " made his will 
22 September, 1673. Bequests were as follows : 

M My Dwelling house and housing orchyard uplands and 
meddowes or meddowing inclosed, and not Inclosed, that I have 
in the Township of Eastham .... with all appurtenances .... 
excepting ten acrees of upland, that lyeth adjacent to my land 
att the Northerly end, Devided by a Dich, which comes from 
the pond toward the sea, which I have Given formerly to my 
son Josias ; . . . . and two acrees of meddowatt Blackfish Creeke, 
all my other lands, upland and meddovv, as aforsaid orchyard 
and housing, I Give and bequeath unto my loveing wife Eliza- 
beth, During her life, and further I Doe assigne over my servant 
and Apprentice Judah, an Indian to her to be att her Dispose 
and Improvement ; with the advise of my loveing f rinds m r John 
ffreeman, and Goodman Merrick, and my three sonnes ; Josias 
Cooke and Joseph harding and William Twining ; and it is my 
Desire, that my son in law Joseph harding should have the Im- 
provement of my above said lands, meddowing and housing, and 
servant ; as alsoe what Cattle or sheep horses, or horse kind I 
shall leave, with her my loveing wife for her support Dureing 
her life; and after my wifes Decease I Doe bequeath all my 
above said upland and meddow orchyard house and housing ; 
with all privilidges .... therunto belonging; excepting my share 
of the land att Pochett Hand; and about two or three acrees 
lying without the ffence that now is next to Joseph hardings 
land; To my Naturall son Josias Cooke, and to his heires . . . . 
with the Improvement of my Indian servant, an apprentice if 
his time be not out, before my wifes Decease further I Doe 



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The Will of Josiah Cooke, Sr. f of East/mm 



make and Constitute my loveing wife Elizabeth, my whole and 
sole executrix; and after her Discharge of my Just Debts I 
Dispose of my Goods and Chatties as followeth ; all my house 
hold stuff e Cart and plow tackling Cattle sheep horse kind and 
Neat Cattle to my wife During her life, and after her Decease 
to be equally Devided betwixt my son Josias Cooke and my 
Daughter Bethyah harding, or her Children after her ; excepting 
these following thinges, which I Doe p r ticularly Give by legacye, 
as first ; I Give to my Grandchild Joseph harding all my share 
of land att Pochett Hand ; further I Give to my Grandchildren 
Josiah and Maaziah harding forty acrees of upland and five or 
six acrees of meddow in the Township of Plymouth adjoyning 
to a place Comonly Called Cookes pond, further I Give to my 
Grandchild Anna Snow a young mare that Runs att Blackffish 
Creeke ; as alsoe two Cowes which are in my son Josias keeping 
and halfe of a two yeare old steer, and a two yeare old heiffer ; 
and the halfe of a yearling steer, and a yearling heiffer, and the 
halfe of a Calfe ; being likewise in the hands of my son Josias, 
as alsoe half a Cow, and halfe a steer of three year old ; and 
halfe a steer Calfe that are in my owne keeping ; as alsoe forty 
shillings more to be payed her in Cattle ; alsoe two sheep and 
a Ram lamb ; further I Give to my Grand Child Steven Twin- 
ing a muskett which was formerly his Grandfather Deanes ; 
further my will is ; that my Daughter Merriam Dean shall have 
a Cow, that is in my son Josias keeping, Called Primrose ; with 
halfe her Increase to be Delivered to her the next fall ; as alsoe 
five pounds in Currant Merchantable pay to be payed to her att 
my Decease ; further my wearing Clothes : viz: one stuffe Coate, 
and two Cloth Coates I Give to my son Josias, further, I Give 
to my Grandchild Josias Cooke, my Rapier : belt and muskett ; 
ffurther I Give to my other Grandchildren Richard Cooke and 
Maaziah harding, my proportion of land att Saconett, they pay- 
ing nessesarie Charges, arising about it ; twenty shillings being 
payed towards it alreddy ; further I Give to my Grandchild 
Richard Cooke after my wifes Decease, my Great bible " 

The will was dated 22 September, 1673, and witnessed by 
John Freeman and William Merricke. 



The inventory "of Josias Cooke seni 1 ' late of Eastham " was 
taken 20 October, 1673, and exhibited at the court at Plymouth, 
29 October, 1673, on the oath of Elizabeth Cooke, widow. No 
real estate is mentioned. "Item forgotten the one halfe of a 
Cannoo and a few boards that are upon a house att Billinsgate " 
[3:1: 128] " severall Testimonyes Concerning the Desposeing \ 



The Will of Jos ink Cooke, Sr. y of Eastharn 37 

or payment of severall legacies payed by Elizabeth Cooke 
widdow; the Relect of Josias Cooke of Eastharn Deceased" 
" These few lines testifyeth that I Annan Snow have Re- 
ceived of my Grandmother Cooke all the stocke and Gifts which 
my Grandfather ' Cooke, in his last will Gave mee ; I say 
Received by mee Annah Snow 
This 29 th of November 1673 vvitnes my marke A S, 



:■ 






Nicholas Snow 
Willam Merricke 

Willam Twininir ' 



" Received of my Mother Elizabeth Cooke for Cutting and 
stacking of hay and ffenceing meddow, six pound, I say Received 
by mee this 15 of January 1673 

Josias Cooke " 

" Received by mee Benjamine higgens nine shillings and 
seaven pence of the widdow Cooke upon the accoumpt of my 
father ; as witnes my hand 

Benjamine higgens " 
. 
" Received of the widdow Cooke thirty shillings in satisfac- 
tion for a Debt Due from her husband Deceased I say Received 
A prill the 7 th (74) 

p r me Thomas Crosbey" 

[p. 129] "1 Merriam Dean Doe owne and Acknowlidge that I 
have Received of my Mother five pounds willed to me by my 
father and further I have Received of my mother one pound 
sixteen shillings ; which was Due to mee from my father upon 
a bargaine about a horse Witnes my hand 

The M of Merriam Deane " 



" Elizabeth Cooke hath Delivered upon the accompt of the 
Will : 

a stuffe Coate and 2 Cloth Coates to Josias Cooke her sonne 
more upon accoumpt of the will of his sonne Josias a mus- 
kett and a Rapier and a belt ; 

More Delivered to Merriam Dean a Cow and halfe a yearling 
More Delivered to Steven Twining a Muskett ; 
Item payed to Joseph harding three pounds nineteen shil- 
lings and 2 d out of the estate 



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Item more payed to Nathaniell Reynolds the shoomker thirty 

three shillings ; 

Item more payed to Willam Twining twenty shillings 

Item more payed to Thomas Bills sixteen shillings 

Item more payed to her in smale Debts twenty and six 

shillings " 



PLYMOUTH, MASS., VITAL RECORDS 

Transcribed by George Ernest Bowman 
{Continued from Vol. XIV, p. 243) 

[p. 160] The Children of Benjamin Lothrop & Experience his wife 
Hannah Lothrop born July 6 th 1729 . Deceasd May 25 th 1736 
John Lothrop born June 7 : 173 1 Deceas d . June y e 30 th 1761 
Benj a Lothrop born Oct 10 th 1733 
Thomas Lothrop borne Oct n, 1735 Dec d June 1736 
Thomas Lothrop borne april 29 th 1737 Dec d Sept r 18 . 1737 
Nath 11 Lothrop borne Dec r 24 th 1738 Deceasd Janry 22 . 1739 
Joseph Lothrop borne Febry 2 nd 1741. 
Thomas Howland, Lothrop, Borne Febn' 6 th 1743 — 

The Children of Samuel Cornish and Meribah his wife 

1 Samuel Cornish born february 26 . 173 1/2 

2 Hannaniah Cornish born Oct r 15 . 1734. 

3 . A Daught r borne, Dec r 30 . 1736 . Deceas d Jan f y 10 

4 Abigail Cornish borne, Ap: 18 . 1741 . Deceas d 
The children of Samuel Rider & Mary [Silvester *] his wife 

1 . Moriah Rider born Dec r 2 d 1724 

2 . Hannah Rider born Nov r 26 . 1726 
. Mary Rider born Octo r 2 . 1728 
. Sarah Rider born Aug 1 6 . 1730 

Lois Rider born Septem r 15 . 1732 
. Sam 11 Rider borne, May 25 th 1735. 
. Martha Rider borne, Jan^ 30 . 1737. 
. Deborah Rider borne . Aug st 18 . 1741. 
Child Dead Borne viz the first Child, & Was before Moriah 
61] The Children of John Harlow Jun f & Mary his wife 



736/7 



[P. 

i 



Jabez Harlow born November 19 th 1732 



2 . John Harlow borne March 10 th 1733/4- 

3 . Ebenezer Harlow . borne Nov 1 " 5 . 1735. 

4 . Silvanus Harlow, borne, June 7 . 1738. 

5 . Jesse Harlow, borne, Jan r y 31 . 1739/4! 

*" Silvester " was written in the same hand and ink as the rest of the entry, 
but was crossed out and " his wife " added in a different ink. 

t Sic. 



Plymouth, Mass., Vital Records 39 

6 . Ezra Harlow, borne, Aug 5t 28 . 1741. 

7 . Martha Harlow borne Jan r y 8 . 1743/4 

8 . Mary Harlow Borne, Oct r 21 st 1747 . Deceas d July 8 th 1748. 

9 . Lydia Harlow Born June 9 th 1748. 

11 . Zacheus Harlow Born May 27 . 1753 
10 . Mary Harlow Born March 18 th 1750 

12 Lazarus Harlow . Aug st 11 th 1755. 
The Children of Ephraim Cob & Margaret his wife 

1 . Susannah Cob born february i st 1730/31 . Deceas d Dec r 30 th 1766 
i . Abigal Cob born May 4 th 1732 

3 . Rebeckah Cob, born Deceased, 

4 . A Son not Named born Deceased, 

5 . A Daughter not Nam d born Deceased, 

6 John Cobb, borne 

7 Rebeckah Cobb, born 

8 . Lazarus Cobb born 

The Children of Frances Curtis Ju r & Elezebeth his wife 
Lydia Curtis Born Aprill 17 : 1732. 
James Curtis born Dec r : 20 .1735 Dec. Jan f y 15 th 1767 
The Child of Jacob Johnson & Sarah his Wife 
Sarah Born Aprill 18 : 1732 
Jacob Johnson born february 21 . 1733/4 
Thomas Johnson January 7 th 1735/6 
Josiah Johnson born Sep r : 16 1738 
[p. 162] The children of Samuel Burge & Jedidah his wife 

I Jabez Burge born April 25 th : 1733 

Nathaniel Burge born January 22 : 1734/5 

The Children of Ebenezer Bartlett & Rebeckah his wife 

1 . James Bartlett born Nov r : 5 th 1733 

2 . Chloe Bartlett born August 26 . 1735, deceased Sep r : 19 . 1736 

3 . Thomas Bartlett born April . 11 . 1737 . deceased August 14 th 1737 

4 . Rebecah Bartlett born June 28 . 1738 . Deceased Sep 1 . 1738. 

5 . Phebe Bartlett born October 9 th 1740. 

6 , Chloe Bartlett Borne May 24 . 1743 Deceased May 13 th 1744 
I 7 . Rebeckah Bartlett borne May 29 . 1745. 

v. 8 . A Daughter Still Born, May . 7 . 1749. 

■. The Children of Abner Perry & Joaanah his wife 

Joseph & Benjamin Perry born October 13 th 1733 

The Children of Timothy Heeley, & Alice his Wife 

1 Benj a Heeley born Dec r 14 th 1738. 

2 . Timothy Heeley born March 25 . 1741 . Deceased, July 21 . 1745. 

3 Alice Heeley born Aprill 24 . 1743. 
The Child of Mica Gibs & Sarah his wife 
Thankfull born March 6 th 1732/3. 
[p. 163] The Children of John Blackmer & Sarah his wife 

1 . Branch Blackmer born January 27 . 1732/3 

2 . John Blackmer born September 17-1734 . deceased December 13 . 
1734 









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Sarah Blackmer born January 20, 1735/6 
John Blackmer born March i st 1737/8 
Susanna Blackmer borne March 13 th 1739/40 
Marcy Blackmer, Borne, Oct 1 " 24. 1742. 
Jerusha Blackmer, Borne, Jan 1- ? 20 . 1744/5. 

8 . Bettey Blackmer Borne . Nov r . 4 . 1746. 

9 . Experience Blackmer Born . May 18 th 1750. 
The Child of Abiel Pulcifer . & Bethiah his wife 

Joseph Pulcifer born December 8 th 1733 . on Saturday about 8 a clock 

in morning 
The Children of Elisha Holmes Jun r , and Mary his Wife. 



i74[/7- 



aclock 



73 6 



1 . Jerusha Holmes Borne, June 26 th 1740. 

2 Mary Holmes Borne, Aug st 3 . 1741 . Deceas d Dec 1 

legible] ■ 

3 Mary Holmes Borne Aug st 13 . 1742 

4 . Bartlett Holmes borne Aprill 2 . 1744. 

The children of Elnethan Holmes & Rebeckah his wife 

Sarah Holmes born December 14 : 1732 thirdy about 10 aclock in y e 

Morning 
Rebeckah Holmes born July 4 . 1734 . thirsday about 11 

before noon 
Elnathan Holmes born December 7, 1735 
The Children of Thomas Polden, & Deborah his Wife 

Thomas Polden Borne aug st 1 . 1735 . Deceased aprill 28 

William Polden Borne Sep 1 18 . 1738 

Rebeckah Polden Borne June 1 . 1740 

James Polden Borne June 28 . 1742. 

Jonathan Polden borne, Dec r 5 th 1744. 

Lydia Polden born, Nov r 5 . 1747. 

Elizabeth Polden born June 11 th 1750. 

5 . Hannah Polden born Dec* 24 . 1752 

[p. 164] The Children of Thomas Faunce y e 3 d & Hannah his wife 

Bathsheba Faunce born January 25 th 1733/4. 

Hannah Faunce born february 27 1735/6 

Daniel Faunce born October 11 . 1738 

Sarah Faunce, borne 

The Children of Silas West & Mary his wife 

1 . Sarah West born, Jan r >' 31 . 1732/3 . Deceas d March 1732/3 

2 . Jean West born June 6 . 1734 
Mary West born April . 18 . 1736 
Silas West born february 3 . 1737/8 
John West born November 18 th 1739. 
Charles West born Oct r 20 th . 1742. 

7 . Bethiah West born ) ^ . T , '„ 

m'iv „, .i r Twins . July 20 . 1745. 

8 William West born j J 3 '^ D 

The Children of William Wethrell & Rebeckah his Wife 

1 Hannah Wethrell Born Oct 3 * . 1740 

* This date was written over another and is nearly illegible, 
same hand and ink, is written " is octr 3rd". 



Above, in the 



Plymouth) Mass., Vital Records 41 

2 Rebeckah Wethrell Born May 15 . 1744 . Deceased April 13 th 

1748. 
The Above is Entered page 171. 
The Children of Jonathan Mory & Elizabeth his wife 
Jonathan Mory born May 25 . 1730 
Thomas Mory born May 19 . 1732 
Elizabeth Mory born April 23 . 1734 
The Children of William Churchell, & Susannah, his Wife 

1 . Rebacah Churchell Born, Oct r 31 . 1747 

2 . Mordica Churchell Born, April . 24 t!l . 1749. 

3 William Churchell Born, Jan r >' 24 . 17 50/1 * 
6 . Susanna Churchell Born, April 23 . 1756* 
[p. 165] The Children of John Waterman and Hannah his wife 

1 . Elkanah Waterman born March 20 th 1732/3. 

2 . John Waterman borne July 27 . 1735 . Deceas d March 9 th 1735/6 

3 . Elizabeth Waterman borne Aug st 15 th 1737. 

4 . John Waterman borne, Oct r 17 th 1739 . Deceased Aug st 17 th 1741. 

5 . Hannah Waterman borne, March : 10 th 1 741/2. 

6 John Waterman borne, March 27 th 1744 . Deceas d July 27 th 1744. 

7 . James Waterman borne, May 11 th 1745. 
The Children of Walter Rich and Rebeckah his wife 

1 . Elizabeth Rich born April 28 . 1734 

2 . Nathaniel Rich born August 27 . 1735 

3 . Eleazer Rich borne July 21 . 1737 

4 Rebecca Rich was borne July 9 th 1739 

5 Ebenezer Rich was born April 6, 1741 . Deceas d Aug st 4 . 1742 

6 . Ann Rich born August 12 th 1745. 
The Children of Jonathan Bartlett and Thankfull his wife 

1 . James Bartlett borne, Eeb r y 28 th 173 1/2. 

2 . Sarah Bartlett born August 8 th 1734 

3 . Thankfull Bartlett born December 21 . 1738 . Deceas d Sep 1 14 th 

*739 

4 . Jonathan Bartlett, borne May 18 . 1742. 

5 . Luce Bartlett borne Dec 17 . 1744. 

6 . William Bartlett born Oct r 25 th 1747. 

7 . Thankfull Bartlet born Jan r * 18 th 1749/5.! 
[p. 166] The Children of Barnabas Hedge & Marcy his wife 

1 . Marcy Hedge, born November 27 : 1734. Died Sep 1 1779 (^-l rs > 
Davis X) 

2 . Lemuel Hedge, born, Sep 4 20 . 1736 . Deceased Oct r 3 . 1736 

3 . Abigail Hedge, born, Dec r 2 . 1737. 

4 . Barnabas Hedge, born, May . 3 . 1740 . Died Feby 1814 X 

5 . Lemuell Hedge born,. June 25 . 1742 . Deceas d July 7 th 1742 

6 . Lothrop Hedge, born, Nov r 5 . 1744 . Deceased, Jan f y 20 . 1744/5 

7 . Sarah Hedge, born, June . 5 th 1746. 
* A space was left between these two entries. 
tSic. 
\ The words in italics are in a modern hand. 



42 Plymouth, Mass., Vital Records ; 

The Child of Nathaniel Swift & Abia his wife 

Rufus Swift born November 24 th 1734 

The child of John Faunce Jun r & Ruth his wife 

Mary Faunce born October 24 th 1734 (See . 65 . page) 

The children of Samuel Doty Jun r & Johannah his wife 

Hannah Doty born february 15 th 1733/4 

Johannah Doty born 'June 15 th 1736 

The Child of Nathaniel Morton, & Mary his Wife 

Mary Morton born, Aug st 8 th 1734. 

[p. 167] The child of Nathan Cob and Joannah his wife 

William Cob born february 8 th 1734/5. 

Elizabeth Cob born December 28 . 1736. 

The Child of Joshua Drew and Joannah his wife 

Levi Drew born May 21 . 1734. 

Isaac Drew born June 4 . 1736 

Josiah Drew March 25 th 1738. 

Joshua Drew borne 24 th of May . 1740. 

William Drew borne Febry 23 d 1741 

Ephraim Drew, borne . April 23 rd 1743. 

Patience Drew, borne, Jan f y 25 th . 1745/6 

The children of John Holmes and Lois his wife 

1 . Lois Holmes born January 3 d 1734/5 . Deceased . Sep 1 11 . 1736 

2 . Marcy Holmes Borne Aug st 9 . 1736. 

3 . John Holmes Borne July 16 . 1738 

4 Nehemiah Holmes Borne July 12 . 1740 as stands Entred, in this 

book page, 182. 

5 . Lois Holmes borne Oct r 18 . 1744. 

6 . Margaret Holmes borne Feb r y 3 rd 1746/7. 

7 . Ruth Holmes Born Jan f y 15 . 1748/9. 

The Child of John Dyer and Hannah Dyer his wife 

John Dyer born May 11 th 1735 on Saboath day morning between 

three & four a Clock 
[p. 168] The Children of Benjamin Rogers and Phebe his wife. 
John Rogers born January 28 . 1733/4 
Hannah Rogers born April 5 . 1735. 
The Children of Icabod Samson and Marcy his wife 
Thomas Samson born January 15 th 1734/5 
Marcy Samson born October 8 th 1736 
See page 195. 

The Child of James Crandon & Sarah his Wife 
John Crandon Born Dec r 24 th 1 75 1 
The Children of Jacob Curtis and Fear his wife 

1 . Elizabeth Curtis born May 24 th 1732. 

2 . Sarah Curtis born July 14 . 1734. 

3 . Caleb Curtis born July . 13 . 1737 . Deceas d July 29 th 1740. 

4 . Fear Curtiss born May 12 . 1740 

5 Jacob Curtiss borne Aug' 10, 1742 

6 . Mary Curtis borne March 19 . 1744/5. 

7 . Hannah Curtis borne April . 24 . 1747. 






Plymouth, Mass., Vital Records 43 

The Children of Thomas Savery & Priscilla his wife 

1 . Bethiah Savery born 19 th february 1733/4. 

2 . Thomas Savory born July 1 . 1736 * 

3 , Priscilla Savery born May 8 . 1739 

4 William Savory borne Aug st 12 . 1744 

5 . Esther Savory born Jan r y 7 . 1746/7 

6 . Ruth Savory born June 8 th 1749 . Deceas d Sep* 14 th 1754 

7 . James Savory born Decemb r 3 . 1752. 

8 . Ruth Savory born March 27 . 1755. 

9 . Lemuel Savory born July 7 . 1757. 
The Child of Bridget Mecabe 
Rebeccah Fling born february 28 th 1734/5. 

[p. 169] The Children of John Nelson & Mary his wife 

1 . Mary Nelson born April 12 . 1733 

2 . Lydia Nelson born October 21 . 1734 . deceased Dec 1- 12 1737 

3 . Hannah Nelson born April 15 . 1737 

4 . Samuel Nelson borne July 13 . 1739 . Deceas d April 19 th 1749 . 

was Killed, by a Mill. 

5 . Thomas Nelson borne August 27 th 1741 . Deceased Dec r 16 . 1748. 

6 . John Nelson Borne June 26 . 1745 . Deceased Feb r y 17 th 1746/7 

7 . John Nelson Borne Feb r v 14 th 1747/8 

The Children of William Kempton & Mary his wife 
William Kempton born february 7 . 173 1/2 
Ephraim Kempton born May 17 . 1734 
The Children of Samuel King jun r & Mary his wife 
1 Seth King born January 26 . 1735/6 
T . J Marcy King Born April 16 th 1739. 
(Mary King Born April 16 . 1739. 

4 Elizabeth King born April 21 . 1742. 

5 Susannah King born May 8 . 1744. 

[p. 170] The Children of Nathaniel Donham Jun r and Ann his wife 

1 . Elijah Donham born february 7 . 1735/6 

2 . Hannah Donham born January 27 1738/9 

3 . Susannah Donham born Nov 1 " 14 . 1741. 

4 . Rebeckah Donham, borne, Nov r 13 . 1743. 

5 . Abner Donham, born, Oct r 12 . 1746. 

The Children of John Case and Rebecah his wife 
John Case born february 3 d 1735/6 . deceased 
John Case born July 14 th : 1737 
The Children of Jeremiah Hows and Meriah his wife 

1 . Silvanus Hows born September 8 th 1735 

2 . Rebecca Howes borne June 6 . 1738. 

3 . Eben r Howes borne November 19 . 1740. 

4 . Meriah Howes born Aprill 3 . 1743 

5 . Jerusha Howes, born Oct r 29 . 1746 

6 . Sarah Howes, born June . 10 . 1751 

The Children of Lemuel Jackson and Esther his wife 
1 . Jacob Jackson born April 25 . 1736 Deceas d Aug st 12 . 1737. 
* " Died March 12 . 1822 " has been added in pencil. 



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3 . David Jackson bom February 12 . 1740 . Deceas d Sep 1 4 . 1742. 
2 . Lemuell Jackson born July 17 th 1738 . Deceas d Dec r 16 . 1739 

4 . Lemuel Jackson born April 17 . 1752. 
[p. 171] The Child of Lemuel Barnes* 

The child of Sarah Faunce daughter of Thomas Faunce Jun r 

Jabez Faunce born October 31 . 1735 t 

The Children of Joseph Bramhall & Sarah his Wife 

1 . Edmond Bramhall Born, Fryday June 23 rd 1749. 

2 . Joseph Bramhall Born Jan r >' 4 . 1 750/1 

3 . William Bramhall, Born June 21 . 1752. 
The child of Elisha Cob jun 1 ' & Priscilla his wife 
Lemuel Cob born January 9 th 1735/6 

The children of Joshua Shareman & Deborah his wife 

1 . Joshua Shareman born Sep r : 17 : 1736 . Deceas d 

2 . Nath 1 Shareman borne Deceased 

3 . Deborah Shareman, borne 

The Children of W»> Wethrell, & Rebeckah his Wife 

1 Hannah Wethrell Born Oct r 3 . 1740. 

2 Rebeckah Wethrell Born May 15 . 1744 Deceased April 13 . 1748 

See page 164. 
172] The Children of Nathaniel Foster & Marcy his wife 



Deceas d Dec r 11 



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Mary Foster . born May 28 . 1736 

Marcy Foster Born, Dec r 2 . 1737. 

Nath 1 Foster Born, Aug st 9 . 1739 

John Foster Born, Nov r 13 . 1740. 

Hannah Foster Born, March 21 . 1742/3 . Deceas d Nov 1 " 1 

Peter Foster Born, Nov' 29 . 1745. 

nd 



[p. 

1 . 

2 

3 • 

4 ■ 

5 

6 . 

See his Chilldren by his 2 nd wife Lib 1 " 2 nd page 13 

(He m Abigail Billings of Little Compton 1748) $ 

The Children of Noah Samson and Jemima his wife 

Southworth Samson born September. 19 . 1735 

Deiser § Samson born March 19 th 1737/8 

Elizabeth Samson Born March 5 . 1 739/4. || 

The Child of Nathaniel Churchell and Mary his wife 

Experience Churchell born August 27 th 1735 

The Child of Silvanus Cobb & Elizabeth his wife 

Elizabeth Cobb born May i st 1736 

( To be continued) 

*This entry was left unfinished. 
t 5 has been written over 6. 
\ This line is in a modern hand. 
§ Probably an error for Desire. 
|| Sic. 



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Bridgeivater, Mass. y Vital Records 45 

BRIDGEWATER, MASS,, VITAL RECORDS 

Transcribed by George Ernest Bowman 

{Continued from Vol. XIV, p. 209) 

[p. 39] The birth of the children of John and Hannah Keith 

John Keith was born August the first Anno Dom 17 12 

James Keith was born June y e 16 th Anno Dom 17 16 

Israel Keith was born January y e 9 th Annoq e Dom 17 19 

Hannah Keith was born April 7 th Anno Dom 1721 

Kezia Keith was born August 25 th Anno Dom 1723 

Daniel Keith was born the 2 d day of May Anno Dom 1725 

Susanna Keith was born May 27 th Anno Dom 1727 

Zephaniah Keith was born March 8 th Anno Domi 1730 

The birth of the children of Daniel & Sarah Field fol 10 

Mehetabel Field was born Novem br 22 Anno Dom 1706 

Hannah Field was born Feb 16 Anno Dom 1709 

Daniel Field was born October y e lift Anno Dom 17 12 

Job Field was born August 25 th Anno Domi 17 14 

Sarah Field was born January 23 d Anno Dom 1718 

The birth of the children of Jonathan and Abigail Willis 

Jonathan Willis was born Feb 26 Anno Dom 1713/14 

Abigail Willis was born April 3 d Anno Dom 17 16 

Lydia Willis was born July 9 th Anno Domi 17 18 

Stoughton Willis was born June 27 th Anno Domi 1720 

Keturah Willis was born April 18 th Anno Domi 1722 

Bettie Willis was born October 2 d Anno Dom 1726 

Hannah Willis was born Novem r 18 th Anno Dom 1728 

Sarah Willis was born April 18 th Anno Domi 1724 

[p. 40] The birth of the children of Samuel Lathrop sen r & Sarah 

his wife 
Mary Lathrop was born October 28 Anno Dom 1683 
Samuel Lathrop was born May 17 Anno Dom 1685 
John Lathrop was born Octo 15 Anno Dom 1687 
Mark Lathrop was born Sep 1 9 th Anno Dom 1689 
Sarah Lathrop & Joseph Lathrop born June 5 th Anno Dom 1693 
Kdward Lathrop was born July 7 th Anno Dom 1697 
The birth of the children of William and Sarah Basset 
William Basset was born March 11 th Anno Dom 1693/4 
Joseph Basset was born Feb 15 Anoq Dom 1695/6 
Ruth Basset was born 14 May Anno Dom 1700 
Nathan Basset was born Septem r 5 th Anno Dom 1702 
Sarah Bassett Wife of William Basett Died apri! y e 13 Ario Dom 1703 
The children of s d William Basset by Mary his seccond wife 
Sarah Basset was born May the 2 d Anno Dom 1704 



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Elisabeth Basset was born May 28 Anno Dom 1706 

Thankful Basset was born Decern 1 " 30 th Anno Dom 17 10 

Benjamin Basset was born Decern' 2 d Anno Dom 17 12 

Seth Basset was born May y e 22 d Anno Domi 17 15 

Ruth Bassett Daughter of William & Sarah Bassett abovenamed Died 

april y e 26 th 1730 
The birth of the children of Joseph & Bithiah Basset 
Bithiah Basset was born Decem r 25 th Anno Dom 1693 
Mehetabel Basset was born June 22 d Ano Dom 1697 
Lydia Basset was born April 29 th Anno Dom 1703 
The birth of the children of Daniel & mary Packard 
Sarah Packard was born August y c 28 th Anno Dom 17 14 
Mary Packard was born July 23 d Anno Domi 1716 
Susanna Packard was born April y e third Anno Dom 17 18 
Martha Packard was born Janua r 13 th Anno Dom 1720 
Daniel Packard was born Sep 1 11 th Anno Domi 1722 
Isaac Packard was born April y c third Anno Domi 1724 
Nehemiah Packard was born March 2 2 d Anno Dom 1727 
Mary the Wife of Daniel Packard aboves d Dece d April 22'' AD 1727 
[p. 41] The birth of the children of Samuel Lathrop jun r and Abiel 

his wife 
Samuel Lathrop was born Septem r 23 Anno Dom 171 1 
Isaac Lathrop was born December 21 Anno Dom 17 14 
Sarah Lathrop was born Septem r 15 th An Do 1717 
Daniel Lathrop was born May 2 d Annoq e Dom 1721 
Abiel Lathrop was born December y e 7 th Anno Domi 1729 . 
The Birth of y e Children of Ebenezer & Susanna Hill 
Ebenezer Hill was born march y e 9 th An Dom 17 15 
Jacob Hill was born November y* 19 th Ano Dom 1717 
Israel Hill was born august y e 17 th An Dom 1719 
Moses Hill was born February y e i st Ano Dom 1722 
Hezekiah Hill was born march y e 4 th An Dom 1727 
Eliezer Hill was born June y e 15 th An° Dom 1730 
Mosses Hill above named died December y e 15 th An Dom 1737 
Hezekiah Hill above named died December y e 13 An Dom 1745 
Ebenezer Hill Sen r died July y e 6 th An° Dom 1760 
Susanna Hill wife of y e above named Ebenezer Hill died Nov r y e 19 

1764 
Ebenezer Hill Eldest Son of the above named Ebenezer & Susanna 

Hill Died march y e 8 th An° Dom 1768 
The birth of the children of Israel & Hannah Packard 
Seth Packard was born Novem r 13 th Anno Dom 1703 
Mehetabel Packard was born July 3 d Anno Dom 1705 
Sarah Packard was born Feb 17 th Anno Dom 1707 
Eliphalet Packard was born Decem r 4 th Anno Dom 1708 
Hannah Packard was born June 13 th Anno Dom 17 10 
Zerviah Packard was born May 2 2 d Anno Dom 17 13 
Israil Packard was born Aprill y e i st Ano Dom 17 17 






Bridgeivatcr, Mass., Vital Records 47 

i Robert Packard was born July y e 16 th Anno Dom 1722 

K [p. 42] The birth of the children of Israel and Patience Alger 

Israel Alger was born Septem r 9 th Anno Dom 1689 
I Joseph Alger was born October 6 th Anno Dom 1694 
\ Thomas Alger was born October 2 d Anno Dom 1697 
, Nathanael Alger was born Sep 1 29 Anno Dom 1700 
John Alger was born Decern 1 " 18 th Anno Dom 1704 
' The birth of the children of William & Naomi Snow 
I Bithiah Snow was born Sep t 28 th Annoq Dom 1688 
1 James Snow was born October 14 th Annoq Dom 1691 

Susanna Snow was born Sep 1 27 th Annoq Dom 1694 
I William Snow was born Angus 14 th Annoq Dom 1697 

Eliezer Snow was born July 14 th Annoq Dom 1701 
I John Snow was born August 14 th Annoq Dom /704 
I The children of Israel and A 11 ice Alger 
I Patience Alger was born Sep 1 20 th Annoq Dom 1713 
This second child which was a son was born January 26 An I) 

17 15/16 and Dyed Feb 16 next following 
Allice Alger above named Dyed January 30 th anno Do 17 15/16 
Upon occasion whereof her only surviving child was called Allice 
Israel Alger above named Died November y e 13 th An Dom 1762 
[p. 43] The birth of the children of Henry & Bethiah Kingman 
Bithiah Kingman was born June the sixth Anno Do 1693 
Elisabeth Kingman was born March 2 2 d Anno Dom 1695 
Sarah Kingman was born June 29 th Annoq Dom 1697 
Martha Kingman was born July the 10 th Anno Dom 1699 
Henry Kingman was born April 19 th Anno Dom 1701 
Kezia Kingman was born- November 14 th Anno Dom 1704 
Hannah Kingman was born June 26 th Anno Dom 1706 
Jonathan Kingman was born April 28 th Anno Dom 1708 
Anne Kingman was born June 5 th Anno Dom 17 10 
Mary Kingman was born August 20 th Anno Dom 17 13 
The children of Nehemiah & Sarah Allen born in order as followeth 
Allice Allen was born October 8 th Anno Dom 1707 
Sarah Allen was born March 27 th Anno Dom 17 10 
Martha Allen was born October 17 th Anno Dom 17 13 
These are by mistake Recorded in folio the 37 * 
The children of David & Hannah Leach born as followeth 
Mercy Leach was born Novein 1 " 2 2 d Anno Dom 1693 
Hannah Leach was born August 31 st Anno Dom J696 and dyed July 

31 1716 
Kphraim Leach was born Decern 1 " 13 th Anno Dom 1699 
Experience Leach was born June 10 th Anno Dom 1702 
David Leach was born May y e 20 th Anno Dom 1706 
Mehetabel Leach was born July 18 th Anno Dom 17 n 
Abigail Leach was born Sep 1 15 th Annoq Domi 1714 

♦This line is written on the margin, opposite the Allen entries. 



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The birth of the children of Noah and Elisabeth Washburn 

Hannah Washburn was born July 13 th Anno Domi 171 1 

Eliezer Washburn was born February y e 8 th Anno Dom 17 13 

Noah Washburn was born July 18 th Anno Dom 1716 

Noah Washburn first above named Dece d Octo 17 th Ann D° 1716 

[p. 44] Nathanael Hay ward was born April 26 1664 

The birth of the Children of Nathanael & Elisabeth Hayward 

josiah Hayward was born March y e first Anno Dom 1688 

Nathanael Hayward was born April 14 Anno Dom 1690 

Isaac Hayward was born October 16 Anno Dom 1691 

Hannah Hayward was born March 6 th Anno Dom 1694 

Sarah Hayward was born June 28 Anno Dom 1696 

Elisabeth Hayward was born June 9 th Anno Dom 1698 

Timothy Hayward was born May 2 d Anno Dom 1700 

Mercy Hayward was born April 29 th Anno Dom 1702 

Mary Hayward was born November 2 d Anno Dom 1705 

Susanna Hayward was born October 7 th Anno Dom 1707 

Bithiah Hayward was born November 3 d Anno Dom 171 1 

Nathan 11 Hayward son of Nathan 11 Hayward first above named Died 

February y e 23 d An Dom 1755 
The Birth of the Children of Benjamin & Sarah * Hayward 
Benjamin Hayward was born July 21 Annoq Dom 1701 
Sarah Hayward was born February i st Anno Dorn 1705 
Hezekiah Hayward was born Novem 15 Anno Dom 1707 
Jacob Hayward was born October 1 2 th Anno Dom 17 12 
The birth of the children of Jonathan jun r Rebecca Washburn 
Silas Washburn was born February y e 11 th Ann Dom 17 12/13 
Lemuel Washburn was born August 18 th Anno Dom 17 14 
[p. 45] The birth of the children of Jonathan & Mary Washburn 
Elisabeth Washburn October 12 th Ano Do 1684 
Josiah Washburn was born May 12 th Anno Dom 1686 
Benjamin Washburn was born Janu r 17 th Anno Dom 1687 8 
Ebenezer Washburn was born Febru r 23 d Anno Dom 1690 
Martha Washburn was born February 27 th Anno Dom 1692 
Joanna Washburn was born October 12 th Anno Dom 1693 
The next a Daughter born November 29 th Anno Dom 1696 and dyed 

December the sixteenth Anno Dom 1696 
Nathan Washburn was born January 29 th Anno Do 1699 
Jonathan Washburn was born August 29 th Anno Dom 1700 
Cornelius Washburn was born May the 6 th Anno Do 1702 
The birth of the children of Recompence & Mary Cary 
Seth Cary was born May y e Ninth Anno Dom 17 14 
Ichabod Cary was born July y e 6 th Anno Domi 17 15 
Ebenezer Cary was born January 23! Anno Dom 1716/17 
Sarah Cary was born July 11 th Anno Dom 1718 

* " Elisabeth " was first written, but it was crossed out and " Sarah " interlined, 
in the same hand. 

t " 28 " was first written but was crossed out, and " 23 " was interlined. 



Bridgeivater, Mass., Vital Records 49 

Simeon Cary was born December 6 th Anno Domi 17 19 

Zebulon Cary was born June y e Ninth Anno Dom 1721 

Jonathan Cary was born March 26 th Annoq e Domi 1722/3 

Josiah Cary was born May 5 th Anno Domi 1724 

Mary and Beriah Cary were born Feb r 2 2 d An" Dom i72[*] 

Mary Cary y e wife of y e above named Recompence Cary Deceased 

on y e 8 th day of march An° Dom 1725/6 
Beriah Cary deceased on ye 10 th of April An Dom 1726 f 
The birth of the children of Ephraim & Martha Fobes 
Ephraim Fobes was born July the first Anoq Dom 17 16 
Martha Fobes was born Sep 1 y e 16 th Anno Domi 1719 
Mary Fobes was born September 23 Anno Domi 1722 
Bcttie Fobes was born June 18 th Anno Domi 1725 
Martha Fobes above named Dyed Decern' 13 th 1725 
Martha Fobes was born Sep 1 y e 4 th Annoque Domini 1728 
Hannah Fobes was born April y e 8 th Anno Dom 173 1 
Abigail Fobes was born October y e 4 th An Dom 1734 
Abigail Fobes above named died April y e 19 th An Dom 1738 
Martha Fobes wife of the above named Ephraim Fobes died inarch 

ye j^th 1730 

Ephraim Fobes y e parent of y e above named Children died December 

ye XI th 1756 
[p. 46] The birth of the children of William and Experience Washburn 
Abigail Washburn was born December y e 11 th Annoq Dom 1715 
Allice Washburn was born January 6 th Anno Domi 17 16/17 
William Washburn was born April 14 th Anno Dom 17 18 
Experience Washburn was born October 14 th 17 19 
Zipporah Washburn was born August 17 th Anno Dom 1721 
Thankful Washburn was born August 13 th 1723 
Experience Washburn above named Deceased July 3 d Anno Dom 

1724 
Phillip Washburn was born May 26 th Anno Domi 1726 
Ezukiel Washburn was born May 22 d Anno Domi 1728 
Job Washburn was born June y e 3 d Ano Dom 1733 
Phillip Washburn above named Deceased y e 8 th of may 1736 
aleice Washburn above named Deceased May y e 17 th An Dom 1736 
William Washburn first above named died y e i6 lh of march 1756 
The birth of the children of Joseph and Hannah Snell 
Joseph Snell was born October 13 th Anno Dom 17 13 
Mary Snell was born Febru r y e sixth Anno Dom 17 15/16 
Charles Snell was born February 21 Anno Dom 17 16/17 
Jonathan Snell was born March 5 th Anno Dom 17 17/18 

*The last two figures of this year have been marked over, and the last figure 
is doubtful. Recompence Cary married, second, "ye Wido Sarah Brett" on 17 
January, 1726/7 [p. 223 of this same original volume]. The Beriah Cary who 
died 10 April, 1726, appears to have been one of the twins, and probably by the 
first wife. 

t " 6 " has been written over " 5 ". 



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Martha Snell was born Feb y e Twelfth Anno Domi 17 19 

Anne Snell was born the Sixteenth day of August Anno Dom 1720 

And Dyed the seccond day of March Anno Domi 17 20/1 
Nathaniel Snell was born July 26 Anno Domi 17 21 
Solomon Snell was born April y e i st An°qe Domini 1723 and Dyed 

y e 20 th day of y e Same month 
Hannah Snell was born October y c 10 th An Domini 1724 
Mehetable Snell was born July y e Seccond An° Domini 1727 
Seth Snell was born Aprill y e fifth Anno Domini 1729 And Dyed the 

29 th of June following 
Mehetabel Snell above named Dyed February 26 th AD 1729/30 
Seth Snell was born July 9 th Annoque Domini 1730 
Martha Snell above named Dyed 27 th of August Anno Domini 1730 
Seth Snell last above named Dyed Nov: y e 5 th Anno Domini 1730 
Martha Snell was born March y e 30 th An° Dom 1732 
Joseph Snell First above named Dyed y e 15 th of august 1736 
Hannah Snell Wife of Joseph Snell First above named died June y e 

20 th 1755 
[p. 47] Edward Haward was born February the 7 th Anno Dom 1686/7 
The Birth of the children of Edward & Mary Haward 
Sarah Haward was born November y e 2 d Annoq e Dom 17 14 
Mary Haward was born March 23 d Annoq e Dom 17 17 
Bithia Haward was born April 20 th Anno Dom 1719 
Jane Haward was born August 10 th Anno Domi 1721 
Edward Haward was born March 11 th Anno Dom 1723/4 
James Haward was born the first day of May Anno Domi 1726 
Mary Haward the parent of the above named Children died January 

y e 11 th 1767 
Edward Haward the parent of y e above named Children died July y c 

14 th An Dom 1770 
The birth of the children of Samuel & Elisabeth Hay ward 
Experience Hayward was born Sep 1 4 th Anno Dom 1701 
Patience Hayward was born February y e first Anno Dom 1703/4 
Samuel Hayward was born May 29 th Anno Dom 1706 
The birth of the children of John and Susanna Snell 
John Snell was born Septem r 27 th Annoq Dom 1715 
Nathan Snell was born March 28 Anno Domi 17 18 
Samuel Snell was born March 5 th Anno Domi 1719/20 
Zebulun Snell was born May y e 26 th Day An° Dom 17 21 
Samuel Snell above named Died y e i st Day of February 1725 
Zebulun Snell above named Died January 1725 
Susanna Snell was born april y c 28 th 1725 
Silence Snell was born Sep 1 y e 3 d Ano Dom 1728 
John Snell above named Deceased July y e 8 th An Dom 1734 
John Snell y e parent of y e above named Children Died January y e 

20 th Ano Dom 1767 



( To be continued) 



Dean — Twining — Snow 5 1 



DEAN — TWINING - SNCW 

By the Editor 

The following abstracts of conveyances, found in the Plym- 
outh Colony Deeds, are of value in establishing the relationship 
of the Dean, Twining and Snow families of Eastham. Addi- 
tional data will be found in Josiah Cooke's will, printed in this 
issue. 



[William Twining et al. to Peter Warden] 

[3 : 334] On 5 April, 1669, " Willam Twinning of Eastham .... 
husbandman ", for ^8 lawful money, sold to " Peter Warden of 
the Towne of Yarmouth .... husbandman", "the said Willam 
Twinning .... for himselfe and Merriam Dean his sister and 
for Sussanna Snow • sister to his wife ; which three are the 
proper and Joynt heires of theire father Steven Deane his land " 
•'all the lands that belonges unto and Were the purchase lands 
of Stephen Dean Deceased ; and now lawfully heired by Eliza- 
beth the wife of the said Willam Twinning, Merriam Dean and 
Sussanna the wife of Stephen Snow ; all these the Daughters 
of Stephen Deane Deceased, of the Towne of Plymouth in 
New England .... both uplands and meddowing Containing 
the Eleventh p r te of the whole tract of lands between the two 
brookes .... Comonly Called and knowne by the Names of 
bound brook and stony brook ; and Now within the the liberties 
of the Township of yarmouth aforsaid " 

The deed was signed by William Twining, Elizabeth Twin- 
ing, Stephen Snow, Susanna Snow and Meriam Dean, the last 
by a mark; was acknowledged 5 April, 1669, by the five grant- 
ors, before John Ereeman, Assistant ; and was witnessed by 
Josias Cooke and Nicholas Snow. 

On 5 April, 1669, Peter Warden transferred the property 
to "his sonne Kanelme Winslow " The deed was acknowl- 
edged the same day, and the witnesses were the same as in the 
preceding deed. 

[William Twining to Thomas Doghead — 1671] 

[3 : 207] "Willam Twining of .... Eastham .... husbandman " 
^ for ,£28, sold to "Thomas Doghead of ... . Marshfeild husband- 



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man .... All that my one share of lands be it more or lesse 
Devided or undevided ; That I have in a Certaine Tract of land 
.... att a place Comonly Called .... Namassakett ; and was 
settled upon Stephen Deane ; Lawfully purchased by mee Wil- 
lam Twining; it being my wifes property; belonging to her as 
being the first borne of the said Stephen Deane; all the land; 
both upland and meddowing : viz: one hundred acree lott .... 
lying Downe the streame att Winnatucksett ; on the Northeren 
syde of Captaine ffullers ; The twenty acree Lott bounded on 
[p. 208] The Northwestsyde with a white oake ; and on the 
southeast with a vvalnutt tree ; The twenty five acree lott being 
the fourteenth lott ; bounded on the southwestsyde with a great 
white oake standinge on the hill and marked : 13 : : 14 : on the 
Northsyde with a small beirch in a Clumpp on the River syde 
marked 14: 15 : The Meddowing lyeth between Gorge Vaughans 
and Joseph Bumpps ; and now within the Liberties of the Towne- 
ship of middleberry .... and with warrantice against all people 
for ever by these p r sents ; from by and under mee the said Wil- 
lam Twining my heires .... or any of the Children ; that were 
the Children of Stephen Deane ; " 

The deed was dated 7 March, 167 1, and was 'i acknowledged 
by Willam Twining and Elizabeth his wife ; " on 7 March, 167 1/2, 
before Constant Southworth, Assistant. The witnesses were 
Josias Cooke and Joseph Harding, the latter signing by a mark 



EASTHAM AND ORLEANS, MASS., VITAL RECORDS 

Transcribed by George Ernest Bowman 

(Continued from Vol. IX, p. 14) 

[Book marked "Births 1701 . 1781 " etc.] 

[On 1 st. index page] [worn] hannah born July 30 1729 

Jonathan rogers son to James hanah rogers Born August 3 : 1750 

Rebecca Linnel bo[rn] October 21 1763 

Danel Coles Daughter Martha born april 24 : 1735 

[p. 1] Joseph atkins the son of Joseph and Martha atkins was Born 

at Eastham on the ninth day of december anno Domini : 1701 
Martha atkins the Daughter of Joseph and Martha atkins was born at 

Eastham November ye 9 th 1711 
Anne atkins the daughter of Joseph and Martha atkins was Born at 

Eastham on y e 12 th day of december anno Domini : 17 14 



Eastham and Or/eans, Mess., Vital Records 53 

Phebee Smith - Daughter of John Smith jun r & phebee his wife was 

born January 7 th 1737/8 
Ruth Smith Daughter of John Smith jun r was born the 11 th of July 

1739 
John Smith Son of John Smith jun r was born the 17 th day of novem- 

ber 1740 

Betty Smith Daughter of John and phebe Smith was born June y e 23 d 

1743 
. Silvenos Smith Son of John and phebe Smith was born april y e 27 th 

1745 
Heman Smith Son of John and phebe Smith was born December y e : 

21 th 1 74 [worn] 
1. Samuell Airie & Mary Mayo were married by Joseph Doane Esqu r 

on the tenth day of march anno domini : 17 14/15 
Oliver airie the Son of Samuel and Mary airie was Born at Eastham 

on the fifteenth day of September anno domini : 171 7 
Thomas airie the Son of Samuel and Mary airie was Born at Eastham 

on on Seventh day of may annodornini : 17 19 : 
Joseph Airie the Son of Samuel and Mary Arey was Born at East- 

h[am] the 24 th day of may annodornini 11715 
Ruth and Mary Arey were born in Eastham on the thirtieth day June 

annodornini : 17 21 : both the daughters of Samuel and mary Arey 
Joshua ary Son of Samuel ary & mary ary was born 8 th march 1722 
I Zelotas Ary Son of Samuel & Mary ary was born 31 May 1724 
Paul ary Son of Samuel & Mary ary was born april 22 : 1726 
Elizabeth Collens Daughter of Prince collens was born the 24 of 

September 1737 
Dorathy Collens Daughter of Prince Collens was born the 19 of Sep- 
tember 1739 
Abiel Collens Daughter of Prince Collens was born the second of 

October 1741 
M r Samuel Mayo and mrs Mary Sweat were married by Nathanael 

flreeman Esqu r on the 31 day of august annodornini 1727/8 
Sarah Daughter of Nathaniel Rogers born the 17 October 1735 
[p. 2] John Hallett and Mehitabel Brown were married by Joseph 

Doane esqu r on the fourteenth day of march anno Domini : 

17*4/15 
Joseph Smaley of Truro and Prissilla young of Eastham were married 
by Joseph Doane Esqu r on the twenty fourth day of april anno 
Domini : 17 18 
Benjamin Mayo the Son of Theophilus and Rebecca Mayo was Born 

at Eastham on the twenty first day of July annodornini 1726 
Theophilus mayo departed this Life October the 6 day 1763 
Stephen King and and Abigaile atwood were married by Joseph Doane 

Esqu r on the thirteenth day of October annodornini 11715 
Thomas Luis Senior dyed on the 19 th day of march annodom : 171 7/18 
Thomas Mayo Sen r dyed on the twenty Secund day of april anno- 
dornini 1729 



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Samuel Crosbie and Ruth Cole were married by Nathanael ffreeman 

Esq on the 21 th day of November 17 17 :* 
Ebenezer Baker and Hannah Higgins were married by Joseph Doane 

Esqu r on the twenty ninth day of September 1715! 
William Mitchell of Chatham and Sarah Higgins of Eastham were 

married by Joseph Doane Esqu r on the tenth day of april anno 

Domini : 1 7 1 7 
Joseph Burge of yarmouth and Thankfull Snow of Eastham were 



married by mr Samuel ozburn aprill y' 



1723 



Joseph Collins Senior Dyed the 18 th 1723/4 | 
V' 3] J onn Higgins and Hannah Mayo were married by mr Samuell 

Treat on the fifth day of august anno Domini : 17 13 
Hannah Higgins the Daughter of John and Hannah Higgins was 

Born at Eastham on the Sixth day of march annodomini : 17 14/15 
Bathsheba Higins the Daughter of John and Hannah Higgins was 

Born at Eastham on the 13 th day of June annodomini 17 18 § 
Abigail Higgins the Daughter of John and Hannah Higgins was born 

at Eastham on the 25 th day of October annodomini 11720 
John Higgins the Son of John and Hannah Higgins was Born at 

Eastham on the twenty fifth day of November annodomini : 1722 
Robert Higgins the Son of John and Hannah Higgins was born at 

Eastham on the twentyfourth day of August Annodomini 1724 
Ichabud higgins Son of John & hannah higgins was born in Eastham 

the 26 day of april 1729 entred IP Joseph Doane Town clerk 
Jonathan Cole and Hope young were Married on the fifteenth day of 

febuary annodomini 17 15/16 by Joseph Doane Esqu r in Eastham 
Elisabeth Cole the Daughter of Jonathan and hope Cole was born at 

Eastham on the twentyiifth day of December annodom : 1716 
Jonathan Cole the Son of Jonathan and Hope Cole was Born at East- 
ham on the eleventh day of may annodomini :171s 
Hope Cole the daughter of Jonathan and Hope Cole was Born at 

Eastham on y e 10 th day of January annodomini : 1720/21 
Ruth Cole the daughter of Jonathan and Hope Cole was Born at 

Eastham on the 10 th day of July annodomini : 1722 
Dorcas Cole the Daughter of Jonathan and Hope Cole was Born at 

Eastham on y e 30 th day of June annodomini 1724 
Mercy Cole the Daughter of Jonathan and Hope Cole was Born at 

Eastham on the thirtieth day of may annodomini 1726 
Nathanael Cole the Son of Jonathan and Hope Cole was born at 

Eastham on twenty eighth day of December annodomini 1727 
Jesse Cole Son of Jonathan and Hope Cole was born in Eastham 

august 28 day 1732 
[p. 4] Mary Snow the daughter of Benjamin and Thankfull Snow was 

Born at Eastham the eighteenth day of febuary annodomini 1705 
*This entry has been crossed out. See original page 14. 
f This entry has been crossed out. See original page 6. 
\ The month was omitted in the original. 

§ " Thankfull Hig Bashaba " was crossed out, and then the entry was made as 
printed. 



East ham and Orleans, Mass., Vital Records 55 

Thomas Snow the Son of Beniamin and Thankfull Snow was Born at 

Eastham on the Sixth day of febuary annodomini 1706/7 
Susanna Snow the daughter of Beniamin and Thankfull. Snow was 

Born at Eastham on the twelf day of November annodomini 1708 
Rebecca Snow the daughter of Beniamin and Thankfull Snow was 

Born at Eastham on the twenty sixth day of September annodom : 

1710 
Thankfull Snow the daughter of Beniamin and Thankfull Snow was 

Born at Eastham on the eighteenth day of Januarie annodomini : 

1712/13 
Jane Snow the daughter of Beniamin and Thankfull Snow was Born 

at Eastham on the fourth day of march anodomini : 17 14/15 
november 27 : 1755 then James Atkens and mary Cole boath of 

Eastham ware marraid by samuel smith Esq 
James Linkhornew and Lidia Snow were married by mr Samuell 

Treat on the tenth day of febuary anno Domini : 17 14/15 
James Linckeloo son of James & Lidea Linkeloo was born 25 of may 

1716 

Lidea Linkeloo Daughter of James & Lidea linkeloo was born July 4 : 

.718 
Lydia linkernue the wife of James linkernue died march 18 : 1738 
mr Israel Doane and mrs Mercy Sparrow were married by Joseph 

Doane Esqu r on the 17 th day of april anno Domini 1729 
march 22 : 1756 then garsham Ryder of provenctown and Elesabath 

peirse of Eastham ware marid by samuel smith Esq r 
[p. 5] Joseph Smith and Mary hopkins were married by M r Samuel 

Treat on the twentyfourth day of June annodomini 17 15 
Aprel 1 : 1755 then simeon nucomb of Eastham and Expearnce Ary 

of Truro ware marraid by samuel smith Esqr 
Jacob Hurd and Rebecca Higgins were married at Eastham by mr 

Samu[el] Treat on the eleventh day of august 1715 
Barnabas harding was Born Desember 20 : 1726 
Thomas Paine Jun and Alice Gross Both of Eastham were married 

by mr Isaaih Lewis minster february 22 day 1759 Entred by 

me Edward Knowles Town Clerk 
[p. 6] Joshua Doane and Mary ffreeman were maried at Eastham by 

m r Samuell Treat on y e thirteenth day of October annodom 11715 
Ebenezer Baker and Hannah Higgins were married on the twenty 

ninth day of September annodomini : 1 7 1 5 by Joseph Doane Esqu r 
Bartholomew ffish of Sandwich and Hannah Harding of Eastham 

were married by Joseph Doane Esqu r on the ninth day of October 

annodomini 1 7 1 6 
Ebenezer Steward of Chatham and Ruth Higgins of Eastham were 

married by Joseph Doane Esqu r on the eleventh day of October 

annodomini 1716 
Joseph Sweat the Son of Benjamin and Sarah Sweat was Born at 

Eastham on the ninth day of february annodomini 1728 
Benimin sweat the sun of benimin and sarah sweat was Born at East- 
ham Aprel : y e : 4 : 1739 





















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Seth Harding Son of Theoder & Sarah Harding was born the 17 th 
day of april 1734 

hanah sweat the Dafter of Benimin and sarah sweat was born at East- 
ham June : y e : 5 : 1743 * 

noah sweat the sun of Benimin and sarah sweat was born at Eastham 
march : y e : 31 : 1746 * 

[p. 7] William Meyrick and Elisabeth Harding were married in East- 
ham by m r Samuell Treat on the twentieth day of October anno- 
dom 11715 

William Merrick the Son of William and Elisabeth Merrick was Born 
on the fifteenth day of January annodomini 17 15/16 

William Merrick the Son of William and Elisabeth Merrick was Born 
at Eastham on the fifth day of april annodomini :171s 

Betty Merrick the daughter of William and Elisabeth Merrick was 
Born at Eastham on y e 6 th day of June annodomini : 1720 

Joseph Mayo and & apphia atwood were married at Eastham by m r 
Samuell Treat on the fifth day of april : annodomini : 17 16 

James Mayo the Son of Joseph and Apphia Mayo was Born at East- 
ham on the twelf day of august annodomini 11716 

Hannah Mayo the daughter of Joseph and apphia Mayo was Born at 
Eastham on y e 28 th day of february annodomini : 1719/20 

[p. 8] James Robins and Thankfull Higgins were married by m r 
Samuel Treat on the fifteenth day of april annodomini 1714 

Joseph Robins the Son of James and Thankfull Robins was Born at 
Eastham on the first day of May annodomini : 17 14 

Jonathan Sparrow the Son of Richard and Mercy Sparrow was Born 
at Eastham on the 17 th day of December annodomini 1724 

Richard Sparrow Sen r dyed on the thirteenth day of april annodomini 
1728 

Andru walker and sarah Doane Both of Eastham ware married in 
Eastham By Mr Isaiah Lues Clar novembar 14 : 1754 

Anna walker the Dafter of Andru and sarah walker was Born in East- 
ham march 23 : 1756 

nathaniel walker the sun of Andru walk and sarah walker was Born 
in Eastham novembar 25 : 1757 

Joshua walker son of Andrew and Sarah walker was born in Eastham 
in July 11 day 1759 

Sarah walker wife of Andrew walker Died may the 30 Day 1761 

Sarah walker Daughter of Andrew and Sarah walker was Born in 
Eastham the 24 Day of may 1761 and Died the 14 Day of June 
1761 

Sarah walker Daughter of Andrew and Dorcas wases Born in East- 
ham October the 20 Day 1763 

peter walker Son of Andrew and Dorces was born in Eastham the 
28 Day of December 1764 

andrew walker Son of andrew and Dorces was Born in Eastham 
October 5 1769 : 

* The " 4 " was written over a " 3 ", in both of these entries. 



Eastham and Orleans, Mass., Vital Records 57 

marcy walker Daughter of andrevv and Dorces walker was born in 

Eastham January the 3 day 1771 
John walker Son of andrew and Dorces walker was Born in Eastham 

16 Day octobr 1775 
Samuel Phinney of Barnstable and Bethya Smith of Eastham were 

married by Nathanael ffreeman Esqu r on the 30 th day of april 

annodom : 17 13 
Thomas Hambleton of Chatham and Rebecca Mayo of Eastham were 

married by Nathanael ffreeman Esqu r on the third day of may 

1716 
George Luis and Grace Hedg were married by Nathanael ffreeman 

Esqu r on the 21 th day of July annodomini 11716 
Joseph gorge and Easter Cloyes Boath of Eastham were marrid in 

Eastham By M r Isaiah Lues Clar January 30 : 1755 
[p. 9] Elisha Mayo and Hannah Linnell were marryed by Joseph 

Doane Esqu the twentieth day of febuary anno Domini : 17 16/17 
Benjamin Green and Anne Nucome were Marryed by Mr Benjamin 

We[bb] on y e 29 th day of august 1727 
Moses wile J r and Ruth young Boath of Eastham ware married in 

Eastham By M r Isaiah Lues Clar January 15 11755 
Samuell Brown Son of Samuel 
martha Brown Daughter of Samuell and Mather Brown was Born in 

Eastham the 9 day of may 1 744 
Bethiah Brown Daughter of Samuell and Martha Brown was Born in 

Eastham January the 12 Day 1746 
Jonathan Collins and Susanna walker were Married by m r Samuel 

Treat on the twenty Seventh clay of June annodomini : 1716 
Beniamin Hamlin and anne Mayo were married by John Doafne] Esq r 

on y e 25 th day of October annodomini 11716 
Dorkes Cole the Dafter of Benimin and Desier Cole was Born in 

Eastham July : y e : 5 : 1753 
Stephen young and Abigail freeman Boath of Eastham ware marrid 

in Eastham by M r Isaiah Lues Clar febuary 20 : 1755 
[p. 10] Mercy Cole the daughter of Joseph and Mercy Cole was Born 

at Eastham on the twentyfourth day of September annodomini : 

1716 
Joseph Cole the Son of Joseph and Mercy Cole was Born at Eastham 

on y e eighteenth day of may annodom : 17 18 
Mary Cole the daughter of Joseph and Mercy Cole was Born at East- 
ham on the 30 th day of april annodomini : 172 1 
william higgens and Abigail mayo Both of Eastham ware marid in 

Eastham By M r Joseph Crocker Clark on Aprel 1 : 1756 
Nathanael Smith and abigaile gross were married by m r Samuel Treat 

on the fifth day of October annodomini : 17 16 * 
Mary Smith the daughter of Nathanael and Abigail Smith was Born 

at Eastham on y e on y e twenty sixth day of april Annodom 1725 

* See original page 58. 



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abigel Smith Daughter of Nathaniel & abigel Smith was born in 

Eastham the 15 day of november 1728 entred V Joseph Doane 

Town clerk 
mary Swet the Dafter of John and Ziba Swet was Born in Eastham 

march y e : 5 : 1755 
Joseph Swet Sun of John and Ziba Swet was Born September the 

Third 1757 
Barnabas Sweat and anna Sweat Son and Baughter * of John and 

Zibe Sweat was born in Eastham april 10 day 1760 

(To be continued) 



PLYMOUTH COLONY WILLS AND INVENTORIES 

Abstracts by George Ernest Bowman 
{Continued from Vol. XIV, p. 2jj) 



[Robert Linnell's Will] 

[fol. 4] "The last Will of Robert Linell Deceased the 23 of 
January 1662 " 

" I give to my wife my house and home lott soe long as shee 
lives a widdow ; alsoe .... all my houshold stuffe and plow and 
Cart and two Cowes and a calf for ever ; I give my house and 
home lott to David and his heires after my wife either Dieth or 
marrieth alsoe my mersh att sandy necke I give to David and 
his heires for ever and my lott by John Casleyes ; I give my 
ground and mersh att the lower end of the pond att Matta- 
keessett to Abigaill ; I give to John Davis my two oxen to find 
my wife wood and to mow my marsh and plow my ground for 
her for two yeare if shee Remaine a widdow so longe ; if shee 
marryeth before the two yeares bee out then to bee free ; I give 
to Bethya one Cow to have it when my wife will ; It is my will 
that the swamp I bought of Thomas Lewis to goe with my 
house lott ; 

Robert Linell 

The tearme ; And a Calfe in the third line in the originall 
was put in since the man Deceased 

Thomas Laythorp 
Trust rum Hull 

*Sic. 



Plymouth Colony Wills and Inventories 59 

Thomas Laythorp was Deposed to this Will the 12 th of 
March || before Mee Thomas hinckley Assistant " 

"A true Inventory of the goods of Robert Linell whoe 
Deceased the 27 of ffebruary 1662 " was taken by Thomas 
Laythorpe and Thomas Lewis. The real estate was : " house & 
homlott '•' ^14; 4 acres of upland, ,£i,ios.; 3 acres of marsh, 
;£i,ios.; 2 acres of upland, £2. The estate was indebted to 
" M r Thomas Clarke," Nicholas Davis, Trustrum Hull, " Thomas 
Laythorp ", Thomas Huckens, Joseph Laythorp, and " an Indian". 

" Pinninah Linell was Deposed to the truth of this Inven- 
tory before mee Thomas Hinckley : this 12 th of March jff § " 

[The Inventory of Samuel House] 

"A true Inventory of. the goods of Samuell house seni r : 
Deceased the 12 Day of September 1661 : apprised . . . . att the 
Request of Samuell house and Elizabeth house Children of the 
Deceased " by Timothy Hatherley, Nicholas Baker, Joseph Tilden 
and Isaac Chittenden. Among the items are : " the boate as shee 
with the new sayle att Boston and all belonging to it " £%o ; 
"the house and land att Scittuate " £60 ; "his share of a pcell 
of land graunted by the Court to the ancient ffreemen of Dux- 
burrow Scittuate and Marshfeild " £2$, 

" These goodes heer underwritten not being heer att Scittuate 
were apprised by Trustrum Hull and John Chipman of Barn- 
stable because the goods were there;" The property at Barn- 
stable was all personal, including " his wifes gowneatt " ^1, 17s. ; 
"his sonnes suite att " £1. 

" Samuel House Juni r : was Deposed to the truth of the 
abovewritten Inventory " 

[The Will of John Fobes] 

[fol. 5] "Wee whose names are heer underwritten according 
to our best Remembrance ; Being with goodman ffobes of Bridg- 
water lying sicke and expecting his Change in Respect of Death 
of which sicknes hee Died ; willed to some of his Children by 
name ; soe much of his estate as followeth 

Imp 1 : to his two sonnes John and Edward his two eldest 
sonnes sixty acrees of land layed out with one share of his 
meddow equally to bee Devided betwixt them one muskett and 
his sword to his son John a lesser gun to his son Edward ; a 
yeerling steer to his Daughter Mary and the Rest to bee Dis- 
posed of by his wife; and Desireth his brother Experience 



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Michell of Duxburow to bee what help hee could to his wife and 

Children after his Decease ; 

Willam Britt 

Arthur harris his marke " 

[George Allen's Letter to Experience Mitchell] 

" Loveing frind Experience Michell my love and my wifes 
Remembered unto thee and thy wife ; I thought it fitt to ac- 
quaint you with the Death of my * sisters son John whoe Died 
[whoe pied\\ att my house on the sixt Day of the weeke being 
as I Judged the 10 th Day of July 1661 hee was seneable untill 
about two houres before he Died ; and Did say oh Lord when 
shall my Change come ; hee was not afraid of Death ; hee was 
with mistris Swift to -bee cured of his Desease ; The Land his 
father gave him John gave to his brother Willam onely Edward 
is to have his Choise when they Doe Devid the two shares ; his 
Love hee Remembered to his mother and to his brothers and 
sisters hee was buryed on the last Day of the weeke ; 1 have 
sent his Clothes by John Smith of Plymouth they wilbee left 
att John Smithes house of Plymouth ; that if there bee an op- 
pertunitie to convey them to his Mother you may know where 
they are, soe I Rest 

youer frind Gorge Allin of Sandwich 

postscript : You may send this writing to his mother as you 
have oppertunitie ; 

And Subscribed thuse To his frind Experience Michell of 
Duxburrow give this " 



[The Inventory of John Fobes] 

[fol. 6] "July the 31 Ann° : 1662 The Inventory of the 
moveable goods of John ffobes of the Township of Bridgwater 
now Deceased ; and exhibited at the Court held att Plymouth 
the fift of October 1663 on the oath of Constant Briggs ; some- 
times the wife of the said John ffobes; " was taken by Thomas 
Hayward, Sr., John Willis, Si\, and William Brett. 

[The Will of Richard Silvester, Sr.] 

[fol. 7] The will of " Richard Silvester sen r of Marshfeild 
late Deceased " was exhibited at the court at Plymouth on 2 

* This word has been underlined, and " thy " has been written in the margin, 
in a modern hand. 

t The words in italics have been crossed out. 



Ply7noutJi Colony Wills and Inventories 6 1 

October, 1663, on the oaths of " Leiftenant James Torrey and 
John Hanmore " 

The will was dated 16 June, 1663 ; was signed by a mark ; 
and was witnessed by "John Hanmore" and "James Torrey 
seni r " 

Bequests were as follows : 

To " my son John " £10, to be paid him three years " after 
my Decease " 

To "my son Josepth " 50s., to be paid him three years 
"after my Decease " 

To " my son Israeli " 50s., to be paid him three years " after 
my Decease " 

To "my son Richard" £$, to be paid him "when hee 
comes to the age of one and twenty yeares " 

To "my son Benjamin" £5, "when hee comes to the age 
of one and twenty yeares " 

To "my Daughter Lydia " 50s., to be paid three years 
"after my Decease " 

To "my Daughter Dinah" £1$ "which is owing mee from 
Daniell Bacon as appeers by a bill under his hand ; " 

To "my Daughter Elizabeth" £$, to be paid three years 
"after my Decease ; " 

To "my Daughter Naomy " £$, to be paid when she is 
twenty one, " or att the Day of her Marriage ; att which of those 
times first comes ; " 

To "my Daughter hester " £$, to be paid when she is 
twenty one, or at prior marriage. 

"if any of my Children Die before the come to enjoy theire 
legacye then .... the legacye of the Deceased shalbee equally 
Devided betwixt my sons Richard and Benj amine ; and if either 
of them Doe Die before hee comes to enjoy his legacye .... the 
Surviver of them two ; shall have the others portion ; and if they 
two Doe both of them Die before they come to enjoy theire 
portions then .... theire portions bee equally Devided amongst 
all my Children ; " 

" Naomy my loveing wife to bee the sole exequitrix of this 
my last will " 

" and all the Rest of my goods and Chatties not given 
and bequeathed ; I Doe give unto my wife together with all my 
lands as long as shee Remaines a widow ; But if ... . shee Doe 
marry againe .... shee shall have but onely five pounds out of 
my estate and the Rest of my estate that is then in her hands 
.... shalbee equally Devided amongst all my Children that shall 
then bee alive : " 



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" And for the full settlement of my lands my will is that 
after my wifes Decease or ... . marriage I Doe give it all unto 
my son John .... and att the time of his entery upon the said 
lands .... hee shall pay five pounds to my son Richard and like- 
wise five pounds to my son Benjamine but if my son John Doe 
Die without any heires then .... my son Josepth shall have all 
my land .... and att the time of his entery upon the land ; hee 
shall pay five pounds to my son Richard and five pounds to my 
son Benjamine ; moreover if my wife in the time of her widdovv- 
hood have need to build any house or housing upon my owne 
land ; then .... my son John shalbee att the one halfe of the 
Charge of the building upon Consideration that hee is to enjoy 
it after my wife ; " 

" Memorandum I give .... unto my Daughter Charitie five 
pounds .... three yeares after my Decease or att her Day of 
marriage or which of those times Comes first ; " 

The inventory was taken 2[*] September, 1663, by Thomas 
King, James Torrey and "John Cushen ", and presented at the 
court held 2 October, 1663, "on the oath of Naorny Silvester 
widdow " Among the items are: "a bill from Daniel Bacon" 
£l 5 '■ ; " Due from harding of Waymouth " £2, 6s. ; " 2 Cannooes 
& an halfe " £2. 



[The Inventory of Nathaniel Rawlins] 

[fol. 8] An " Inventory of the Estate of Nathaniel Rawlins of 
Scittuate Deceased " was taken 29 December, 1662, by Thomas 
King and Humphrey Johnson, and was exhibited at the court 
held at Plymouth, 2 October, 1663, "on the oath of Lydia 
Rawlins widdow " Among the items is a cradle. The real 
estate was : " forty acrees of upland Joyning to the land of 
Willam Parker with ten acrees of mersh land therunto Joyning 
and 2 acrees of mersh land lying next to Thomas Bird as may 
appeer by the will of Thomas Rawlins seni r : in the Court Rowle 
in Boston " 

{To be continued) 
*The last figure is doubtful. It has been changed from 4 to 7, or vice versa. 



Notes by the Editor 63 



NOTES BY THE EDITOR 

Autographs of Thomas Little. The illustration facing the first 
page of this issue reproduces portions of two documents now in the " Scrap 
Book" in the Registry of Deeds at Plymouth. These reproductions show 
two autographs of Thomas Little, who married Anna 2 Warren {Richard 1 ), 
also the autographs of William Pearse and Samuel Nash. The reproduc- 
tions are of the same size as the original. 

The oldest paper is signed by Thomas Little and William Pearse as 
witnesses, and is a bond for ^100 sterling, dated 8 March, 1657/8, given 
by "Job Hawkings of Boston .... Carpenter" who had been appointed 
by the government of Plymouth Colony "to take possession & make sale 
of the Lands of Maior William Holmes decessed And alsoe if the sd Job 
Doe make surrender of the said Lands unto any one that shal heare after 
come and make out a clearer tittle as heire unto the sd Lands of the sd 
Maior William Holmes decessed ".lying and being w th in the towneship of 
Marshfeild in Plymouth pattent aiorsd.that then this p r sent obligation 
shalbe voyde " 

The second paper is a bond for ^80, dated 3 July, 1666, given by 
"Elizabeth Shurtlife of ... . Marshfeild .... widdow; and Thomas Let- 
tice of the Towne of Plymouth .... Carpenter " u wheras the abovebounden 
Elizabeth Shurtliffe hath obtained letters of Adminnestration to adminnes- 
ter on the estate of Willam Shurtliffe of Marshfeild .... late Deceased " 

Elizabeth Shurtliffe did not sign the bond, and Thomas Lettice, her 
father, signed by a mark. 

Thomas Little and Samuel Nash signed as witnesses. 

A Revolutionary Notice. The original notice, a copy of which 
is here presented, is owned by Mr. Stanley W. Smith. 
It is addressed "To M r John Gould in Eastham " 
The notice reads as follows: 

"Friday Morning March 29 1776 
Sir the Committee once more request & hereby notify you to appear 
before them this Evening at my House between the Hours of 5 and Eight 
of the Clock to give Evidence of what you know of Gideon Baty's selling 
or using Tea or of his depreseateing Paper Money — The Committee have 
determined that those Persons who will not appear upon second Notice, to 
give Evidence before them of Such Crimes shall have their Names Returned 
to Court or published 

by Order of the Committee 

Thomas Paine Chairman P. T." 

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Hore, which is found in the Plymouth Colony Wills and Inventories, 
Volume IV, Part I, page 85, contains valuable information about the 
Baxter, Rider and Sturgis families. A careful abstract follows: 

" Elizabeth Hore widdovv of Yarmouth in y e Collony of plymouth .... 
being aged & weake " made her will 20 May, 1 680. Bequests were as follows : 

"my loveing friend John Rider of Yarmouth .... in whose house I 
have for some time lived & from whome I have reseaved much kindnes 
Shall have .... all my goods Cattle & houshold stuff whatsoever .... he 
ye sd John Rider affording me decent buriall, yeilding & Paying these 
legasies following, to his eldest Daughter Marcy Rider my Cloake & my 
Iron Kittle, and to his second Daughter hanah all my pewter except my 
largest pewter Dish or platter, which Dish I Doe give to Desier Sturges 
eldest Daughter, to Temporance Baxter, & to his third Daughter Mary I 
Doe give my Iron pott . & I Doe .... appoynt y e s d John Rider sole 
Executor " 

The will was signed by a mark, and was witnessed by John Thacher 
and Temperance Baxter, both of whom made oath to the will on 22 October, 
1680, before Thomas Hinckley, Deputy Governor. 

The inventory was taken 21 October, 1680, by John Thacher and 
Thomas Baxter, and was sworn to by John Rider, executor, 22 October, 
1680, before Thomas Hinckley, Deputy Governor. 



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ILLUSTRATION 

William 8 Bradford's Bible Record . ... . . Facing page 65 

I. The Bible Record of William 6 Bradford . , ■ . . 65 
II. Eastiiam and Orleans,Mass., Vital Records, (Continued) 67 

III. Abstracts of Barnstable County, Mass., Probate Records. - 

; By George Ernest Bowman. (Continued) . . . .76 

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Vol. XV APRIL, 1913 No. 2 



THE BIBLE RECORD OF WILLIAM 6 BRADFORD 
OF CANTERBURY, CONN. 

By the Editor 

William 6 Bradford of Canterbury, Conn., the son of 
James 4 Bradford (Thomas 3 , William? Gov. William 1 ), by his 
first wife, Edith, married Mary Cleveland 6 {Abigail Paine r °, 
£lisha i , Mary Snow*, Constance 21 Hopkins, Stephen 1 ), on 6 April, 
1743. Their daughter, Olive Bradford, married Hezekiah Bar- 
stow 6 {Elizabeth JVewcomb 5 , Jerusha* Bradford, Thomas? Wil- 
liam 1 , Gov. William 1 ), on 23 May, 1776. 

The accompanying illustration presents one page of the 
record in the family bible of William 6 Bradford, now in the pos- 

■ session of Charles Barstow 9 (Dwig/ifi, Hezekiah 1 , Olive* Brad- 
ford, William 1 ), who lives in the house occupied by Hezekiah 
and Olive 6 (Bradford) Barstow. The bible was printed at Edin- 
burgh, in 1734. The title page of the Old Testament is badly 
worn, but the New Testament title is complete. 

On the margins of " Tables of Scripture Measures " at the 
end of the book are found the following entries : " William 

I Bradford his boock Given to his Wife Mary Bradford " also 
"Willam Bradford of Canterbury 1761 " The first of these 
entries seems to have been written by the person who entered 

j the marriage of William and Olive Bradford. The second is 
much like the first, but its similarity is not sufficiently marked 

\ to make it certain that the same hand wrote all three entries. 

As noted in our October, 191 2, issue, Mr. Franklin R. Gif- 
ford, a descendant of Hezekiah and Olive (Bradford) Barstow, 

j has presented to the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower 
Descendants seven photographs of this bible and the records 
found in it. 

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66 Bible Record of William^ Bradford of Canterbury, Conn. 

The first entry here printed is on the reverse of the leaf 
shown in the illustration, and probably was made by the same 
hand. It gives the birth of a child by the next wife. A careful 
copy of all the records in the bible follows : 

"Joseph Bradford was born Jenuary 22 1767 " 

" William Bradford and Mary his Wife Wors Married April y e 

6 th 1743 
Mary Bradford Wors Born March y e I th 
William Bradford wars born march y p 
Ebenezer Bradford wors born may y e 29 th 1746 
David Bradford Wors born may y e 8 th 1748 
John Bradford Wors born Jewly y e 27 th 1750 
Joshua Bradford Wors born October y e 17 th AD 1751 
Abigail Bradford Wors born September y e 2 th 1753 
James Bradford Wors born Febuary y 12 1755 
Olive Bradford Wors born July y e 13 th 1756 
Josiah Bradford Wors born November y e 25 th 1757 
Lydia Bradford Wors born July y e 2 1760 
Beulah Bradford Wors born September y e 3 1763 
Mosis Bradford Wors born August y e 6 . 1765 
Mary the Belovd Wife William Bradford Dsesed August y e 6th 

1765 and Left . 13 . liveing Children" 



1744 

4 th 1745 
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[Hjezekiah Barstow and olive Bradford Was married may the 23 

1776 
our daughter olive was born December 4 th 1777 
Elisabeth born July the 16 [779 
Mary born february the 7 . 1782 
Hezekiah was born december the 26 1783 
phylura was born december the 15 1785 
Hezekiah disceased august the 12 1787 
Jerusha Bradford was born november the 23=1787 
Sophia born October the 24 — 1789 
Hezekiah born november 14=1791 
Anne born November 20 — 1793 
Elisabeth henry clisceasd October 1 3 



1809 



Philura, Park, Died, Sept 10 th 1830 



Hezekiah Barstow, Died, February, the 24 AD 1826 Aged 71 
Ollive Barstow, Widow, of Hezekiah Barstow, Died, April, the 

10, AD, 1 84 1, Ag, 84 
Olive Robinson died Nov 28 1862 Aged 85 



Easthatn and Orleans, Mass., Vital Records 67 

Hezekiah Barstow S r died Oct 17 1863 Aged 72 

Mary Palmer died Dec 12 1863 Aged 81 ten months 

Rebecca G Barstow Widow of Hezekiah Barstow Died Feb 5 th 

1873 Aged 82 
Aurelia Lyon wife of D wight Barstow Died May 19 th 1884, 

Age 51 
Dwight Barstow son of Hezekiah & Rebecca (Gager) Barstow 

Died July 14 th 1899 Age 78 & 1 1 month 



EASTHAM AND ORLEANS, MASS., VITAL RECORDS 

{Continued from page j8) 

[p. 11] Joseph Merrick Jun r and Elisabeth Twining were married by 
M r Samuel Treat on the twenty fifth day of October 17 16 

Ruben merrick the son of Joseph and Elisabeth Merrick was Born at 
Eastham on the 23 d day of July 17 13 

Mary Merrick the Daughter of Joseph and Elisabeth Merick was Born 
at Eastham on the last day of July annodomini 1717 

Joseph Merrick Jun r dyed on y e 25 th day of June annodomini : 1721 

William Luis and Elisabeth Sweat were married by John Doane Esqu r 
on y e 13 th day of October annodomini : 17 19 

Joseph higgens Jr and sarah Burgas Boath of Eastham ware rnarid in 
Eastham By M r Joseph Crocker Clark on march 18 : 1756 

Joseph Higgins Son of Joseph and Sarah Higgins was Born at East- 
ham June 27 : 1757 

Absulom Higgins Son of Joseph and Sarah Higgins was Born at 
Eastham August 22 : 1759 anc ^ Dide March y e 16 : 1760 

Marcy Higgins Daugh of Joseph and and Sarah Higgins was Born 
at Eastham Eebuary y e 15 : 1761 

Absulom Higgins Son of Joseph and Sarah Higgins was Born at East- 
ham July the 20 : 1763 

Sarah Higgins Daughter of Joseph and Sarah Higgins was Born at 
Eastham July y e 20 : 1766 Dide Jenuary 31 : 1767 

Sarah Higgins Daughter of Joseph and Sarah Higgins was Born at 
" Eastham March y e 14 : 1768 

Joseph Higgins Died august y e 12 : 1768 

William Brown and anne palmer were married by M r Samuel Treat 
on the Seventeenth day of December annodomini : 17 16. 

Israel Higgins and Ruth Brown were married by m r Benjamin Webb 
on y e Secund day of November annodomini 1727 

Israel higgins Son of Israel & Ruth higgins was born the third day of 
October 1728 entred V Joseph Doane Town dark 

Jesse higgins Son of Israel & Ruth higgins was born 26 June 1731 
entred V Joseph Doane Town dark 






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Ruth higgins Daughter of Israel & Ruth higgins was born the 5 th : 

day of June 1733 
June 8 : 1735 then Silvenis higgins Son of Israel higgins born 
October 9 1737 then Lidea higgins Daughter of Samuel higgins was 

born 
[p. 12] Isaac Pepper Jun r and Elisabeth ffreeman were marry ed by 

Joseph Doane Esqu r on the twentyiirst day of february anno- 

domini : 1716/17 
Eunas snow the Dafter of Robart snow and marcy * snow was Born 

in Eastham January 15 : 1744 
Bethiah snow the Dafter of robart and mary * snow was Born in East- 
ham novembar 27 : 1748 
Marcy* Snow wife of Robert Snow Departed this Life the 4 day of 

October \ 1 7 7 1 
Jonathan higgens y e 3 : and Sarah Combs Boath of Eastham ware 

marrid in Eastham By m r Isaiah Lues minester novembar 22 : 

1753 
John Treat and abigaile young were married by Nathanael ffreeman 

Esq r on the sixth day of December annodom 11716 
anna Sparrow daughter of Stephen and apphia Sparrow was born at 

Eastham on the 26 th day of October 1747 
Robart young and Joanna Covel Boath of Eastham ware marrid in 

Eastham By M r Isaiah Lues clar January 31 : 1754 
willam Covel Died January y e i8 ,h 1760 In the ^ yeare of His age 

Recorded by me Jabez Snow Towne Clerck 
[p. 13] Nathan young and Mary Merrick were married by Nathanael 

ffreeman Esqu r on y e twelf day of august annodom 11717 
Enock higgens Jr and mary Atkens Boath of Eastham ware marrid in 

Eastham By M. r Isaiah Lues Clar febuary 21 : 1754 
William Walker Jun r and anne young were married by Nathanael 

ffreeman Esqu r on y c 24 th day of October : annodom 11717 
Susanna Walker the daughter of William and anne Walker was Born 

at Eastham on the fifth day of October annodom 1718 
Prissilla Walker the daughter of William and anne Walker was Born 

at Eastham on the sixth day of march annodomini : 1719/20 
Nathanael Walker the Son of William and Anne Walker was Born at 

Eastham on the seventeenth day of January annodomini : 1721/2 
Hannah Walker the daughter of William and anne Walker was Born 

at Eastham on y e 25 th day of September annodomini 1724 
Anne Walker the Daughter of William and anne Walker was born 

at Eastham on y e 18 th day of December annodomini 1726 
Andrew Walker the son of William and Anne Walker was Born at 

Eastham on the twentyninth day of June anno Domini 1728 
william walker son of william walker & Anne was born the fifteenth 

day of September 1730 



*Sic. 

+ " Sepr " was crossed out and " October " interlined. 



East ham and Orleans, Mass., Vital Records 69 

David Walker Son of william & Anne walker was born the thirty day 
of September 1732 entred V me Joseph Doane Town Clark 
■' Eleazor walker Son of william walker & Anne walker was born the 
2 2d day of march 1734/5 

[p. 14] Samuel Crosbie and Ruth Cole were married by Nathanael 
ffreeman Esqu r on the twentyfirst day of November annodom : 
1717 

ni r Josiah Oaks and mrs Margeret Haugh were married on the tenth 
day of November annodomini 1724 : by m r Nathanael Stone 

Hannah Oaks the daughter of m r Josiah and M rs Margaret Oaks was 
born was Born at Eastham on the nineteenth day of may anno- 
domini 1725 : and dyed on y e twentieth day of June following 
I Joshua Doane Oakes the Son of m r Josiah and M rs Margeret Ooakes 
was Born at Eastham on the Secund day of June anno domini 



1726 
I urian Oaks the Son of m r Josiah and mrs Margeret Oaks was born 

at Eastham on y e 20 th day of November annodomini 1728 
Samuel Oakes Son of M r Josiah Oakes & M rb Margret Oakes was 

born at Eastham the 24 th day of January anno Domini 1730/31 

entred f Joseph Doane Town clerk 
' Edward Tayler-Jarvis Son of John Jarvis and Ann Jarvis was Born 

in Eastham September the 9 1755 
Thomas Cob of Hingham and Mercy ffreeman of Eastham were mar- 

ried by Joseph Doane Esqu r on the fourteenth day of October 
I 1717 

,- Edward Hall of Harwich and Sarah Cole of Eastham were married 

by Joseph Doane Esqu r on the 27 th day of November annodom : 

1717 
John Smith of Chatham and Elisabeth Brown of Eastham were 

marryed by m r Benjamin Webb on y e 21 th day of September 

annodom 1727 
Jonathan Rogers and Elisabeth Cooke were Marryed by M r Benjamin 

Webb on y e 18 th day of January annodomini 1727/8 
[p. 15] Stephen Sparrow and anne Mulfford were married by Joseph 

Doane on the Seventh day of November anno Domini : 1 7 1 7 
John Sparrow the Son of Stephen and anne Sparrow was Born at 

Eastham on the Sixth day of July annodom 11719 
Thomas Sparrow the Son of Stephen and Anne Sparrow was Born at 
I , Eastha[m] on the fifth day of february annodomini : 1720/21 
Stephen and Elisabeth Sparrow the children of Stephen and An[ne] 

Sparrow were born in Eastham on the eighteenth day of inarch 

anno : i\u>prri\ 
Nathanael Sparrow the Son of Stephen and Anne Sparrow was Born 

at Eastham on the fourth day of march annodomini 1724/5 
Richard Sparrow the Son of Stephen and Anne Sparrow was born at 

Eastham on the Sixteenth day of July annodomini 1727 
Joshua Sparrow Son of Stephen Sparrow & anne Sparrow was born 

the 28 th day of may 1730 entred I* Joseph Doane Town dark 




































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JO Eastham. and Orleans, Mass., Vital Records 

Apphia Sparrow Daughter of Stephen & anna Sparrow was born the 

1 8 day of July 1731 entred f Joseph Doane Town clark 
James Sparrow Son of Stephen & Anna Sparrow was born the 22 day 

of October 1735 
William Dennis of Marblehead and Rebecca luis of Eastham were 

married by m r Samuel ozburn on the first day of November anno- 

domini : 17 18 
Seth Clark of Harwich and Iluldah Doane of Eastham wer[e] Married 

by M r Benjamin Webb on y e 14 th day of february anno iy[worn] 
Isaac Bacon of Province Town and Keziah Doane of Eastham we[re] 

Married by m r Benjamin Webb on y e 19 th day of May anno- 

domini 1728 
Thankful Smith Daughter of Barnabas and Reth Smith was born 

16 Day of October 1755 
martha Smith Daughter of Barnabas and Ruth Smith was born 

July 6: 1758 
[p. 16] [Sarah Rogers the daughter of Nathanael and Elisabeth 

Rogers was Born at Eastham on the fourth day of April anno- 

domini 11717*] 
Joseph Doane the Son of Joseph and Debora Doane was Born at 

Eastham on the first day of May annodomini 1727 
Nathaniel Doane Son of Joseph Doane jun r & Debro Doane was 

born the 23 day of march 1730/31 entred f Joseph Doane Town 

clark 
Samuale pierce and Ruth paine Both of Eastham ware marid in East- 
ham By M r Joseph Crocker Clark on febuary 8 : 1757 
[Nathan young and mary merrick were Married at Eastham by 

Nathanael ffreeman Esqu r on the f] 
Eldad atwood and Mary t Snow were Marryed by M r Benjamin Webb 

on y e 15 th day of february Annodomini 1727/8 
sarah Atwood the Dafter of Eldad and marget Atwood was Born 

Eastham may 8 : 1729 
Benimin Atwood the sun of Eldad and marget Atwood was Born in 

Eastham febuary 21 : 173 1 
marget Atwood the Dafter of Eldad and marget atwood was Born in 

Eastham febuary 25 : 1733 
Lydia Atwood the Dafter of Eldad and marget Atwood was Born in 

Eastham Aprel 5 : 1735 
Deborah Atwood the Dafter of Eldad and marget Atwood was Born 

in Eastham June 6 : 1737 
Jamimah Atwood the Dafter of Eldad and marget Atwood was Born 

in Eastham July 29 : 1739 

*This entry has been crossed out. See original page 25. 

t This entry has been crossed out. See original page 13. 

t This is plainly an error. The intention, on original page 214, gives the 
name as " Margeret " . 






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Eastham and Orleans, Mass., Vital Records Ji 

[p. 17] Joshua Knowles and Sarah Paine were married by Nathanael 

ffreeman Esqu r on the thirteenth day of march annodomini : 

'7i7/i8 
Jesse Knowles the Son of Joshua and Sarah Knowles was Born at 

Eastham on y c thirteenth day of april annodomini : 1723 
Rebecca Knowles the Daughter of Joshua and Sarah Knowles was 

born at Eastham on the twentythird day of may annodomini : 1726 
Sarah Knowles the Daughter of Joshua and Sarah Knowles was born 

at Eastham march y e 10 th 1727/8 
Joshua Knowles Son of Joshua Knowls &: mary * Knowls was born 

in Eastham the 27 day of april 1730 entred f me Joseph Doane 

Town clerk 
Simeon Knowles Son of Joshua and Sarah Knovvels was Born in 

Eastham august n day 1737 
Sarah Knowles Daughter of Joshua and Sarah Knowles was Born in 

Eastham June 3 Day 1732: 
Josiah Knowles Son of Joshua and Sarah Knowles was Born in East- 
ham may 24 Day 1735 
Susanah Knowles Daughter of Joshua Knowles and Sarah Knowles 

was Born in Easteham march the 21 th 1740 Entred F Jabes 

Snow Town Clarck 
Sarah Knowles wife of Joshua Knowles Died July 12 : 1772 
m r Joshua Knowles Died may 27 : 1786 
William Twining Jun r and Apphya Luis were married by m r Benjamin 

Webb on y e 21 th day of february annodomini 1727/8 
December 28 : 1730 then Abigel Twining Daughter of william Twin- 
ing jun r cS: apphia was born 
Thomas Twining Son of william Twining & apphia Twining was born 

the 5 th of July if[worn~] 
December 30 : 1736 then Ruth Twining Daughter of william Twining 

was born 
william Twining Son of william Twining was born the 16 th day of 

March 1737/8 
November 4 th 1741 then Elijah Twining Son of william Twining was 

born 
Eliezer Twining Son of William Twining was born the 18 th day of 

march 1743/4 
William Twining Died the 17 111 of November 1769 
[p. 18] Robert Young Jun r and and Elisabeth Pepper were married 

in Eastham by m r Nathanael Stone on the third day of October 

anno domini 11717 entred aprile y e 17 th vj\iwrn~\ 
Samuel Young the Son of Robert and Elisabeth Young was Born at 

Eastha on the twentieth day of December annodomini 1726 
Robert Young the Son of Robert and Elisabeth Young was Born at 

Eastham on y e Seventeenth day of august annodomini 1728 
Abigel Young Daughter of Robart and Elisabeth Young was born at 

Eastham December y e 3 d 1730 

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East ham and Orleans, Mass., Vital Records 



Elisabeth young daughter of Robart and Elisabeth Young was born 

at Estham on y e 26 th day of August 1733 
Silvenus Young Son of Robart and Elisebeth Young was born at 

Eastham on the 23 d day of april 1735 
Simeon Young Son of Robart and Elisebeth Young was born at East- 
ham on the 23 d day of nov ember 1738 
Samuel Higgins and Thankfull Mayo were married by Nathanael 

ffreeman Esqu r the 20 th day of march annodomini 17-j-l 
William Higgins the Son of Samuel and Thankfull Higgins was Born 

at Eastham the Sixteenth day of august annodomini : 17 19 
John Higgins the Son of Samuel and Thankfull Higgins was Born at 

Eastham the Sixteenth day of December annodomini : 1720 
Simeon Higgins the Son of Samuel and Thankfull Higgins was born 

at Eastham on y c Sixteenth day of January annodomini : 1722/3 
Lidea Doane Daughter of Joseph Doane jun r was born 25 of May 

1741 
Dorkis Doane Daughter of Joseph Doane was born the Second of 

November 1742 
Salvenas Ary was Born in Eastham febuary : y e : 27 : 1726 
James Stubbs & Sarah Cehoon Both of Eastham were married by m r 

Isaaih Lewis november 2 Day 1758 entred by me Edward 

Knowles Town Clerk 
[p. 19] Christarn Remick and Hannah ffreeman were marryed in 

Eastham by m r Nathanael Stone on the tenth day of October 

Anno Domini : 1717 : entred april y e 17 th 17 18 
Mercy Remick the Daughter of Christarn and Hannah Remick was 

Born at Eastham on y e 30 th day of November annodomini 17 18 
Hannah Remick the daughter of Christran and Hannah Remick was 

born at Eastham on the twenty first day of march annodomini : 

1720/21 
Elisabeth Remick the Daughter of Christarn and Hannah Remick 

was Born at Eastham the Secund day of January annodomini : 

1722/3 
Christarn Remick the son of Christarn and Hannah Remick was 

Born at Eastham on y e 18 th day of April anno Domini 1726 
Daniel Remick the son of Christarn and Hannah Remick was born 

at Eastham on the Eleventh day of July anno Domini 1729 
Isaac Remick Son of Christian & Hannah Remick was born at East- 
ham the ninth day of february 1732/3 entred Y me Joseph Doane 

Town dark 
Joseph Remick Son of Christian Remick was born the 21 day of 

march 1738/9 
Sarah Remick daughter of Cristian and Hannah Ramick was born y e 

9 th of april 1742 
Joseph Remick Son of Cristian and Hannah Rameck was born y e 

8 th day of June 1744 
Experience Treat Daughter of John Treat & Abigel Treat was born 

the 25 th * of march 17 17 * 

* " 4 " was changed to " 25 " and ,l 1719 " to " 17 17 ", both in the same hand. 



Eastham and Orleans, Mass., Vital Records 73 

Hannah Treat Daughter of John Treat was born the fourth of inarch 

1719 
Abigel Treat Daughter of John Treat was born 14 day of March 172 1 
Elizabeth Treat was born the 10 th of May 1723 the Daughter of John 

Treat 
Rachel Treat Daughter of John Treat was born first day of november 

1725 
Mercy Treat Daughter of John Treat was born the 13 day of march 

1728 
Serah Treat Daughter of John Treat was born the 23 day of October 

1730 
Martha Treat Daughter of John Treat was born the 17 day of March 

1733 
Phebee Treat Daughter of John Treat was born the 17 day of 

november 1737 
Ebenezer Selevv Son of Asa and Marcy Selew was born in Eastham 

on the 9 th day of august 1745 
John Selew Son of Asa and mercy Selew was born in Eastham on the 

23 d day of november 1746 
Asa Selew Son of philip Selew died in Eastham on the 29 th day of 

July 1747 
[p. 20] Abigail Crowell the Daughter of John and Alice Crowell was 

Born on the third day of June Annodomini : 17 15 
Jabez Crowell the Son of John and Alice Crowell was Born on the 

fourth day of June annodomini : 17 17 
Elkenah Higgins and Rebecca Allen were married by Joseph Doane 

Esqu r on the twenty Secund day of february annodomini 17 27/8 
Treat mores Son of John mores and Susannah mores was Born in 

Eastham the fifth Day of December 1775 
Phebe mores Daughter of Susannah mores was Born in Eastham 

February 5 Day 1778 
Abia Harding and Rebecca young were married by m r Samuel Treat 

on the twentyfourth day of September annodomini : 1713 
Isaac Harding the Son of Abia and Rebecca Harding was Born at 

Eastha on y e twenty Sixth day of September annodom : 17 16 
Ezekiel Harding the Son of Abia and Rebecca Harding was Born at 

Eastham on the twentythird day of June annodom 11719 
Josiah Harding the Son of Abia and Rebecca Harding was Born at 

Eastham on y e third day of inarch annodomini : 1723 
Abia Harding the Son of Abia and Rebecca Harding was Born at 

Eastham on y e Sixth day of march annodomini 11725 
David Harding the Son of Abiah & Rebecca harding was born at 

Eastham the 28 th day of July 1729 entred V Joseph Doane Town 

Clark 
David harding Son of abiah & Rebeckah harding was born the first 

day of January 1731/2 entred V me Joseph Doane Town dark 
[p. 21] Jonathan Snow and Thankfull ffreeman both of Eastham were 

married by Joseph Doane Esqu r on the 16 th day of October : 17 18 



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Isaac Snow the Son of Jonathan and Thankfull Snow was Born at 
Eastham on the fourth day of february annodomini 1719/20 

Experience Snow the daughter of Jonathan and Thankfull Snow was 
born at Eastham on the 31 th day of may annodomini 11721 

Lidia Snow the daughter of Jonathan and Thankfull Snow was Born 
at Eastham on y e 22 th day of October annodomini 11722 

Elisabeth Walker the daughter of Richard and Joanna Walker was 
Born at Eastham on the twentieth day of September annodomini 
1722 

Nathanael Walker the Son of Richard and Joanna Walker was born 
at Eastham on y e eighth day of march annodomini : 1724/5 

Matthew Walker the Son of Richard and Joanna Walker was Born at 
Eastham on y e twelf day of September annodomini 1727 

[James Atwood the sun of James Atwood was born in Eastham 
August the 31 : 1715*] 

thankful Atwood the Dafter of James and mercy Atwood was born in 
Eastham Aprel 16 : 1741 

marcy Atwood the Dafter of James and marcy Atwood was born 111 
Eastham July 16 : 1744 

James Atwood the sun of James and marcy Atwood was born in East- 
ham August : 31 : 1746 

Jesse Atwood the sun of James and marcy Atwood was born in East- 
ham may : 1 : 1749 

mehetable Atwood the Dafter of James and. marcy Atwood was born 
in Eastham may 21 : 1751 and Died octobar 17 : 1752 

mehetable Atwood the Dafter of James and marcy Atwood was borne 
in Eastham octobar 18 : 1753 

[p. 22] John Taylor and Abigaile Hopkins were married by m r Samuel 
Treat on the third day of September anno Domini : 17 13 

Mary Taylor the Daughter of John and Abigaile Taylor was Born at 
Eastham on the first day of November annodom : 1714 

John Taylor the Son of John and Abigaile Taylor was Born at East- 
ham on the 17 th day of .april annodomini : 17 17: 

Anne Taylor the daughter of John and abigaile Taylor was Born at 
Eastham on the twentyrifth day of march annodom : 17 19 

Abigail Taylor the daughter of John and Abigail Taylor was Born at 
Eastham on the fourteenth day of June annodom : 1721 

Edward Taylor the Son of John and Abigail Taylor was Born at East- 
ham on the 24 th day of april annodomini 1723 

Abigail Taylor the Daughter of John and Abigail Taylor was born at 
Eastham on the Sixth day of October anno Domini 1726 

nathan smith and mary freeman Boath of Eastham ware marride in 
Eastham By M r Joseph Crocker Clark on march 28 : 1755 Entred 
pr Thomas Knowles Town Clar 

July y e 8 : 1756 Jerusha Smith Daughter of nathan and mary Smith 
was Born at Eastham 

October y e 3 : 1758 Phebe Smith Daughter of nathan and mary Smith 
was Born at Eastham 



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S June y e 5 : 1760 Tamzon Smith Daughter of nathan and mary Smith 

was Born at Eastham 
August y e 3 : 1762 Ruth Smith Daughter of nathan and Mary Smith 

was Born at Eastham 
March y e 15 : 1763 Zoeth Smith Son of Nathan and mary Smith was 

Born at Eastham 
May y e 15 : 1765 Gideon Smith Son of Nathan and Mary Smith was 

Born at Eastham 
January y e 7 : 1767 Isaac Smith Son of Nathan and Mary Smith was 

Born at Eastham 
George ward the Son of George and Rebecca Ward was Born at 

Eastham on the Secund day of November 17 12 
Mary Ward the daughter of George and Rebecca Ward was Born at 

Eastham on the thirtieth day of July annodomini 11715 anno- 

domini 
Prissilla Ward the daughter of George and Rebecca Ward was Born 

at Eastham on the twentyeighth day of December annodom : 17 17 
Joseph ward Son of Georg and Rebecca ward was born at Eastham 

on the 8 th day of October 1725 
Elisabeth ward daughter of Georg and Rebecca ward was born att 

Eastham on the 4 th day of march 1729/03 * 
Elisabeth wilcut born at Eastham on the 4 th day of february 1725 
[p. 23] Joseph Higgins Jun r and Mercy Remick were married by m r 

Samuel ozburn on y e Eighteenth dav of february annodomini : 

17 18/19 
Jane snow the Dafter of James and hanah snow was Born in Eastham 

octobar 28 : 1743 
Ruth snow the Dafter of James and hanah snow was Born in East- 
ham Septembar 23 : 1746 
william snow the sun of James and hanah snow was Born in Eastham 

novembar 18 : 1748 
James snow the sun of James and hanah snow was Born in Eastham 

July 27 : 1751 
hanah snow the Dafter of James and hanah snow was Born in East- 
ham July 21 11755 
Seth Snow Son of James and Hannah Snow was Born in Eastham 

October 1 1 Day 1758 
Zeviah Snow Daughter of James and Hannah Snow was Born in 

Eastham April 13 Day 1761 
Susanah Snow Daughter of James and Hannah Snow was Born in 

Eastham march 6 Day — 1765 
Hannah Snow wife of James Snow Died in July 12 Day 1766 
William Norket and Ruth Mayo were married by m r Samuel ozburn 

on the fifth day of march annodomini : 17 18/9 
William Norket the Son of William and. Ruth Norket was Born at 

Eastham on the twentyeighth day of December annodomini 11719 
Ruth Norket the wife of William Norket dyed on the fourteenth day 

of January annodomini : 1719/20 

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hannah Norkut Daughter of william norkut was born the 20 th day of 

June 1733 
September the first 1735 then Experience Norcot Daughter of William 

Norkot was born 
Abner Norkut Son of william norkut was born the 25 th day of March 

1738 
Prissila norcot Daughter of william norcut was born the 14 day of 

January 1739/40 

(To be continued) 



ABSTRACTS OF BARNSTABLE COUNTY, MASS., 
PROBATE RECORDS 

By George Ernest Bowman 
(Continued from Vol. XIV, p, ug) 

[Lydia Gaunt's Will] 

[p. 59] " Lydia Gaunt of y e Towne of Sandwich " made her 
will 28 December, 1691, the inventory was taken 17 February, 
1 69 1/2, by Stephen Skeffe and John Jennings, and the will was 
probated 21 April, 1692. 

" first my mind and will is that .... my body be decently 
buried by the Advice and Assistance of my dear ffriends the 
people of God Called quakers att their buriing place in Sand- 
wich " 

" unto my son Israel Gaunt whome I make my Executor 
. . . . my great Brass kettle and my great Iron pott And two 
pewter platters and my warming pan and a brass Skimer and a 
Brass Candle stick a spitt and dripping pan" 

" unto my Son Zachariah four pounds and his Son and 
Daughter I have given Alredy their portions" 

" unto my Son Hannaniah four pounds and to his Children 
each of them ten shillings apeece " 

" unto my Daughter Lydia my little Brass kettle and all my 
wearing Cloathes and all my Linning which I have not other- 
wise disposed of and all my pewter which I have not disposed of 
and I give her my hitchell and my great chest with a Lock and 
key to it " 

" I give my Grand Daughter Mercy Hixe one ffether Bed 
and one Blankit " 

"to my Grand Daughter mary Thirston twenty shillings " 



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"to my Grand Son James Easton ten Shillings " 

" unto my Grand Son John Easton ten Shillings " 

"unto my Grand Daughter Deborah ten Shillings " 

" for y e use of ffriends Called quakers my best fether Bed 
and bolster two pillows and two pillow Coats A paire of Sheets 
and a paire of blankits and my Best Rugg" 

" unto my ffriends in Sandwich which are of y e womens 
meeting Called quackers in Silver forty Shillings for them to 
dispose of for y e Service of the truth" 

" I do desire my dear friends Edward perry william Allen 
Daniel Butler to be y e over Seers of this my will and .... in 
Case any of them shall be disabled .... Then they or any two 
of them Shall Chuse another or others in their stead " 

The will was witnessed by John Northy, John Jennings and 
Alice Worthelake, the latter signing by a mark. 

On 21 April, 1692, "Allis worthelake .... Took her oath 
.... that shee did see .... Lydia Gaunt Seal and declare this 
to be her Last will " 

" M r Stephen Skeffe ordered by y e Court to take y e other 
evidences upon oath " 

" Israel Gaunt made Oath before y e Court after y e manner 
of y e quackers to y e truth of this Invintory April y e 21 th 1692 
Attest Joseph Lothrop : Clerk " 

The will and. inventory were recorded 26 April, 1692, by 
Joseph Lothrop, Recorder. 



[The Will of Samuel Fish] 

[p. 61] The will of Samuel Fish was dated 2 February,. 
1 69 1/2. Bequests were as follows : 

"to my Aged ffather Nathaniel ffish Eight pounds" 

"to my Brother Jonathan ffish all my meadow that Lyes in 
Sandwich " 

After the debts are paid " what is more of my proper estate 
I would have devided amongst y e Rest of my brothers and 
Sisters : " 

"I do make M r Stephen Skeffe and my master Benjamin 
Ney to be my over Seers " 

The will was signed by a mark, and the witnesses were 
Jonathan Hatch, Sr., William Dyer, Thomas Lewes, Sr. It was 
probated 22 March, 169 1/2, on the oath of Jonathan Hatch and 
Thomas Lewes, before Thomas Hinckley, Governor. 

The inventory " of y e deceased Samuel ffish Late of Sand- 
wich " was taken 10 March, 169 1/2, by William Bassett and 












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John Wing. The only real estate was "a peece of meadow 
Cost " £%. " M r Skeffe made Oath " to the inventory 20 April, 
1692. 

The will and inventory were recorded 26 April, 1692, by 
Joseph Lothrop, Recorder. 

[The Will of Ralph Jones] 

[p. 62] " Ralph Joans of y e Towne of Barnestable in New 
England being Aged " made his will " y e eleventh day of y e 
third : mo th * : in y e year 1691 " and signed it by a mark. 

" ffirst my mind and desire is that .... my Body be descently 
buried by y e Advice and assistance of my deare ffriends y e 
people of god Called quackers at their buring place in Sandwich " 

" for y e use and service of truth forty shilling in money the 
which forty shillings I. order to be disposed of for y e s' 1 service 
by my friends called quackers in Sandwich " 

" unto my wife during her Life y e use and benefitt of my 
now dwelling house and y e field in which y e house now stands 
and one halfe of my Barne and that peece or Lott of meadow 
which is Comonly Called the home Lott So farr eastward as to 
a Creeck which gose from y e main crick up to a pond also that 
parcel of up Land which Lyieth between y e home field and y e 
meadow and y e one half of that Lott which Lyieth to y e South- 
ward of y e home field and my Beding and all other my houshold 
Stuff onely I Rezearve out of my above said home field that 
which is Called y e old orchard And I give to my wife my part 
of that meadow which my father ffuller bought of John ffreeman " 

" unto my son Shubael all my upland on Scoaton Neck and 
that peece of meadow which is Comonly Called Sandy Neck 
lott all so my meadow which is Called y e Little Lot also a peece 
of meadow which Lyieth buting against John ffullers Land on 
Scoaton >Neck to that Creeck which devideth between this 
meadow and that which I have given to my wife which is above 
mentioned Also I give him y e other half of my Lott which Lyis 
above y e home field excepting that Little peece which my son 
Jedidiah hath fenced in y e which sd peece of Land I give to my 
son Jedidiah as also I give him my old Orchard and y e Land on 
which his house stands only Rezerving y e Liberty of a way to 
frach water where y e way now is " 

"unto my Son Ralph and my Son Samuel that peece of 
meadow which is Called y e Eele Creek meadow equall between 
them And my will is that they nor neither of them Shall not 

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sell their part thereof to none but to their Brother Shubael and 
if thay be minded to sell it he Shall give them twelve pounds in 
money for it " 

" unto my Son Matthew forty shillings In Currant or mer- 
chantable pay " 

u All these my above s d Lands and housing given The use 
and Benifitt of it to my wife as is abovesaid : After her decease 
my Son John to Take it into his possession and to have y e 
benifitt of it untill his Brother Epharaim come to y e Age of 
twenty one years And then my Son Epharaim to have it And he 
to give or pay his Brother John y e Sum of twelve pounds in 
money " 

" unto my three Daughters my Daughter mercy my Daughter 
mary and my Daughter hittable to each of them rive pounds in 
money or Cattle at money prise And this fifteen pounds to be 
paid at three payments and y e first of these to be y e following 
year next after my decease and the second and third y e two 
next years after that and these three payments to be devided 
equally between them " 

" I make my Son Shubael my executor .... and I do desire 
and appoint my Loving frinds John ffuller Ju r and Edward perry 
to be the over Seers of this my will " 

The will was witnessed by Thomas Fuller, John Isum and 
Mehitable Fuller, the latter by a mark, and all three made oath 
to the will on 20 April, 1692. It was recorded 29 April, 1692, 
by Joseph Lothrop, Recorder. 

[Widow Abigail Young's Estate] 

[p. 63] " These following declarations Concerning y e estate of 
widow young of Eastham deceased was brought to y e Court held 
at Barnestable April y e 19 th 1692 " 

"April y e 9 th 1692 Joseph young declareth that som time 
this spring I being at my mother youngs house my mother Told 
me that when shee dyed shee would Leave all y e estate that shee 
.had with Henry, if Robart had that gierl that there was a dis- 
course about : but if he had her not I understood that the estate 
should be devided betwix them : that was between Robirt and 
Henry : that was with in doars 

"The above sd Joseph young made Oath .... in Court 
April y e 19 th 1692 " 

" April y e 9 th 1692 Nathaniel young declareth that about 
three weeks or a month agoe I was att my mother youngs house 
my mother young told me that if Robirt had that gierl which 


















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there was a talke about shee would not give him a peny : but 
if he had her not shee Intended that he should have half y e 
Estate if henry was willing, A little before this discourse was : 
I was at my mothers house Shee not being well Shee Told rne 
that Shee was Troubled that henry and Robirt was so much 
hindred about her but shee would not have them troubled about 
it for shee Intended for to Leave all to them when her head was 
Laied 

" The above sd Nathaniel made Oath .... in Court April 
y e 19 : 1692 " 

"April y e 9 th 1692 Sarah young y e wife ot Joseph young 
daclareth that about three weeks agoe I was at y e house of my 
mother young and upon sum discourse my mother young told 
me that her Daughter Abigail there and asked her whether shee 
would not give each of her Daughters a platter or sum thing 
else to Remember her when shee was dead and gon and shee 
told her no shee would not give them anything unless Lydia 
an earthen Cupp and platter And shee said that shee would 
give all y e Rest to Henry for shee would not Leave him an 
empty house and then there would be no Roome for quareling 
and about an hour after we having discourse about many things 
shee told me that if Robirt had that gierl which there was a 
discourse about shee would give him nothing but if he had her 
not : if Henry was willing shee was willing he should have half 
her estate 

"Taken on oath this 25 th of April 1692 -.before me John 
ffreeman Assis* " 

"All y e above declarations .... entered April y e 30 th 1692 
as Attest Joseph Lothrop Recorder " 

"Att y e County Court held at Barnestable October y e 
18 : 1692 whereas Abigail young of Eastham vid deceased 
having disposed of her estate as is above declared y e Court 
allowed and Approved of y e same there appearing in the Court 
at y e same time three of her sons viz John young Joseph young 
and Henry young all of them agreeing to y e same in open Court " 



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( To be continued) 



The Diary of Jabez Fitch, Jr. 81 



THE DIARY OF JABEZ FITCH, JR. 

{Continued from page 12) 

Norwich y e 18 th April 1759. This night I Watch'd with 
Asel Cook who was Sick of the Mesels &c. 

ye 20 th was a Rainey Day Toard night I went to y e Land- 
ing & Paid L* Breed 37S : 1 id — I got some Thickset for 
Bretches this Day &c — This Week Capt. Witter's wife Died 

y e 21 st The night following I Watch'd with Gideon & Roger 
Haskel's who were Sick of y e Mesels. 

Sunday y e 22 nd In y e Afternoon I Hear'd M r Wight from 
Romans 8 th 1 3 th &c 

The Evening following I was at Jedediah Pirkins's &c. 

y e 27 th I Help'd Bro r Elisha move his Stable &c 

May I st this Evening I was with a company at Deac n Mix's, 
we went from there to Ann's Hous & had a Choras &c 

ye yd j n ye Afternoon I went up to Nat 1 Morss's & to Sam 1 
Freeman's came home the next morning acrost &c 

Sunday y fc 6 th Heard M r Wight from Deutev 5 th 29 th 

ye 7th was our Muster this Day Dan 1 Tracy was advanced to 
Capt: Jos h Tracy U & Stephen Johnson Ens" — we Had a fine 
Toot this Day with a Mohog Dance — Last night I fell Down 
Stairs &c — This night Elisha Tracy was here 

Sunday y e 13 th I Hear'd M r Wight from Hosea 8 th 12 th y e 
Night following I was abroad &c. 

ye i^th we finished planting 

y e 16 th In y e evening I was at Uncle Haskel's (he was very 
sick of y e Pluricy) I watch'd with him this night 

ye jgth \Yas a vefy pleasant rainy Day in y e Morning I went 
to se uncle Haskel he then was somewhat revivd &c 

Sunday y e 20 th of May, In y e Morning I went to Se Uncle 
Haskel who some thought to be then a Dieing. Then I went 
to meeting & heard part of a Discorse from Isaiah 28 th 16 th 17 th 
in y e afternoon M r Wight was not at meeting by reason of his 
Son Benj n being Sopos'd to be near his End. 

Some time after our return from Meeting we heard y e Sor- 
rowfull (tho not unexpected) news of y e Death of Uncle Haskel, 
this is ye 13 th Day of his Sickness, he Died about 5 oClock in 
y e Afternoon — This Evening we heard of y e Death of Benj n 
Wight who Died about an hour before Mr. Haskel. 



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y e 21 st In y e afternoon I went to Uncle Maskel's Funeral &c. 

y e 22 nd I went to Benj n Wight's Funeral & hear'd parts of a 
Sermon from M r Lord of Norvv h 

y e 25 Jn° Baley was at Father 

y e 26 A company of us wash'd Sheep &c — This Day 
Cynthia was taken sick of y e Mesels 

Sunday y e 27 th I here'd M r Wight from Ecles 3 7 th 2 nd 3 rd & 
4 th This evening I was at Dea 11 Mix's, I was going to Sam 11 
Freeman's &c. 

y e 28 th In y e Morning I went to Sam 11 Freeman's, Cal b 



Freem ns , & to Nat Morss's where I got Some work y t his wife 
did for me — then I set out in persuit of Some Calve's & went 
to James Freemans, M r Hunting", Jona n Geer's, James Bramans, 
Doc r Morss's, W m Geer's, L* Geer's, James Morgan's, Ens n 
Morgan's, Benj n Morgan's, U Morgan's, y e Widd w Brewster's, 
& then Down y e rode & home, Cynthia was sick of y e Mesels &c. 

y e 29 th I Began to Weed — This Day Ephraim Upton & 
his wife were here 

ye ^ th j n o Baley was at Father's &c, 

Sunday y e 3 rd of June, I hear'd M r Wight on an old 
Subject &c 

y e 4 th Old M r Spicer Died at about 10 oClock, of y e Mesels 

y e 5 In y e afternoon I attended y e above Person's Funeral — 
This Day I hear'd of y e Death of M r Elisha Hide of Norwich. 

y e 9 th I hear'd of y e Death of Deac n Lawrance, who I 
am Inform'd was Enter'd with his Son Sam 11 in one Grave this 
Day. 

Sunday y e 10 th I hear'd Mr. Wight from Psalm 94 th 8 th This 
Evening I hear'd of y e Death of Caleb Freeman of Preston who 
Died y 3 morning 

ye j gth 1 Finish' d weeding 

y e 14 th I help'd Harbud Pride 

y e 16 th I was at Bro r Elisha's where I s*e Doc 1 Perkins &c 

Sunday y e 17 th I hear'd M 1 ' Wight from Song I st 4 th Ezra 
Brewster came home with me from meeting — In y e Evening 
I went abroad &c 

ye jgth Mother & I went to Groton : we cal'd at M r Johnsons 
where we taried some time Se M r Love's Provecy &c before 
Sunset we arrived at Bro r Pelatiah's where I taried this night, 
Amos Burr &c Lodg'd in y e Same chamber 

y e 19 th about 10 oClock I Set out & went to Bro r Baley's 
where I was Disappointed in not seing Bro r Baley — Toard night 
I set out to come home & in my way met Capt. Gallup &c — 
call d at Elijah Brewsters & came home. 

































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Sunday y e 24 th I hear'd M r Wight from Psalms 50 th 4 th 
Being a Subject on y e Day of Judgement &c — this Evening I 
went by Goer's &c was calld by a new title &c. 

ye 27th B ro r Cord 11 went to Gale's &c 

ye 28 th We finish'd halfhilling & began to Mow. 

y e 29 th I Set out & went to M r Brewster's & from there to 
Jn° Tracy's, & then he went with me to Deac 11 Tuckers Col. 
Coit's & W m Belchers, then parted with Tracy & came Down 
to Hez h Lord where I lit of M r Brewster and came with him 
Down to his Laraby Neck & there bought two Calfs of him &c 

Sunday y e I st of July Joshua Fitch of Salsbury & his Son 
Jonathan came to Father's &c 

y e 5 th Sister Rudd came to Fathers with her two Sons — 
This Day there was a very Lively meeting of y e Heirs of M r 
Haskel &c. The Evening following I tock a ride in company 
with Elijah Haskel & James Burnam. I Se Jn° Kirtland &c 

Sunday y e 8 th I hear'd M r Wight from Matthew 1 I th 12 th & 
in y e afternoon went to Preston & hear'd M r Roseter from 
Hebrews, 3 rd 12 th &c 

Wendsday y e 1 I th was a fast throughout this Colony on ace' 
of y e War &c. this Day I hear'd M r Wight from I st Kings 8 th 
44 th & 45 th vers's. 

Sunday y e 15 th was an Extream hot Day. I Stay'd at home 
& at Night Sprain'd my Ancle. This Day I am Afterwards In- 
form'd is y e Day y* Bro r Cordilla Sail'd tho he went from home 
y e 10 th Inst. 

y e 18 th we began to Reep our Rie 

y e 19 th I was at Town Se S m Perkins rid with him to y e 
I Landing &c — This Day Jn° Baley was at Fathers &c Told us 
\ of Cord 1>s Being gon to Sea 

Sunday y e 22 nd I hear'd M r Wight from Matthew 2.2 nd -. 4 I st 
& 42 nd vers's. This Day I se Several Sailors belonging to our 
\ place who came home y e Last Week. 

y e Night following I went abroad with Benj n Andrus ju r 

ye 23rd We began to Reep our Wheet 
' y e 24 th I help'd M r Micaj h Pride Reep, there was a great 
Heeping we Liv'd very well we had Women anough & Some 
more. 

ye 27th Being a Lowery afternoon I made Dan 11 Deming a 
Visite &c. 

ye 28 th We Sow'd Turnup's 

Sunday y e 29 th I hear'd M r W r ight from 2 nd Timy 2 nd 12 th 
this Evening I was at Step n Fitch's to borrow a Cradle 

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ye yd We had an ac* of Ticonderoge's Being taken — this 
Day we finished Reeping our Sumer Rie — Aunt Ilaskel & 
her Daughter Brewster were at Fathers, I went home with 
Aunt & in My return was cetch'd in a Shower of rain 

Sunday y e 5 th I hear'd M r Wight from an old Text &c y e 
Sacrament was Administered this Day — The Night following 
y e Dog was kilt 

ye I0 th \Y e had a further ac* of y e proceedings of our Troop's 
(viz) y t Crown Point is in our Possession & y* Niagara is also 
Taken. We have also good Inteligence Inteligence from our 
Fleet & Troops at Quebec. 

Sunday y e 12 th I hear'd M r Wight from Psalm 145 th 8 th & 
after meeting I went to y e Funeral of old M r Elderkin. I also 
this Day hear'd of y e Death of old M r W ra Hide two of y e most 
Ancient men in y e Town. 

y e 13 th Sister Rudd came to Father's 

y e 1 5 th Abijah Fitch's Child Died . also M rs Arnold Died 
this Day. 

ye j-rth Fuller was Ordain'd at Norwich Town &c. 



Aug* 17 th 1759 



(To be continued) 



BRIDGEWATER, MASS., VITAL RECORDS 

(Continued from page jo) 

[p. 48] The birth of the children of Joseph & Elisabeth Snow 

Joseph Snow was born March 26 Anno Domi 17 15 

John Snow was born April 19 th Anno Dom 17 17 

Elisabeth Snow was born May y e 4 th Anno Dom 17 19 

Susanna Snow was born Decern 1 " 12 th Anno Dom 1722 

Sarah Snow was born February 3 d Anno Dom 1725 

Daniel 1727 * 

The Birth of the children of Thomas & mary Perkins 

Mary Perkins was born January 10 th Anno Dom 1717/18 

Hephzibah Perkins was born February 15 th Anno Dom 1719/20 

Thomas Perkins was born June 25 Anno Domi 1722 

Charles Perkins was born January 11 th Anno Domi 1724/5 And 

Dyed the first day of October Anno Dom 1726 
Ebenezer Perkins was born April y e 20 th Anno Dom 1727 
Frances Perkins was born Sep 1 y e 8 th An Dom 1729 

* This entry is in a different hand and ink. 



Bridgewater, Mass., Vital Records 85 

Mary Perkins Wife of y e above s d Thomas Perkins Dyed april y e 

23 d 175° 
Thomas Perkins first above named died June y e 5* An Dom 1761 
The Birth of the children of John and Mary Turner 
John Turner was born September 25 th Anno Domi 17 19 
George Turner- was born March y e Eighth Anno Dom 1722 
Sarah Turner was born April y e 28 Anno Dom 1727 
John Turner first above named & mary his Wife died march y e 23 d 

!753 
[p. 49] The Birth of the children of Samuel & Mary Cary 

Joseph Cary was born February Annoq e Domi 1704/5 

Lydia Cary was born June 15 th Anno Domi 1706 

Allice Cary was born was born February 7 th Anoq c Domi 1707 

Elisabeth Cary was born April 30 th Annoq e Domi 1709 

Samuel Cary was born July y e 9 th Annoq e Domi 1711 

David Cary was born Septem* 7 th Annoq Domi 17 13 

Nathan Cary was born April 16th Annoq e Domi 17 16 

Eleazer Cary was born March 5 th Annoq e Domi 1 717/18 

Mary Cary was born June y e 24 th Anno Domi 1720 

The Birth of the Children of Ebenezer and Anna Allden 

Anna Allden was born February 19 th Annoq e Domi 17 17/18 

Susanna Allden was born April y e 9 th Annoq e Domi 17 19 

Abigail Allden was born December 27 th Anno Domi 172 1 

Nathan Allden was born August y e seventh, Anno Dom 1727 

Ezra Allden was born March y e 12 th Anno Domini 1732 

The Birth of the Children of Seth & mary Bassett 

Sarah & mary Bassett were born E^ebruary y e 15 th An° Dom 1737/38 

The Birth of the Children of John & Sarah Plooper in Bridgwater 

Nathaniel Hooper was born November 16 : 1703 

Sarah Plooper was born October 9 th Annoq Dom 1705 

James Plooper was born May 4 th Anno Domi 1708 

The children of Francis & Sarah Woods 

John Woods was born October the first Anno Domi 17 10 

Mary Woods was born July y e 25 th Anno Dom 17 12 

Jonathan Woods was born April y e 10 th Anno Dom 17 15 

Anna Woods was born March y e 23 Anno Dom 17 17 

[p, 118'] The Birth of the children of Daniel & Abigail Alden 

1 Joseph Allden was born November 20 th Anno Domi 17 18 

2, Daniel Allden was born the fifth of Sept Ann° Domini 1720 

3 Abigail Allden was born the 3 d of December An° Domi 1722 

4 Zephaniah Allden was born the 13 of June An° Domini 1724 

5 Hannah Allden was born May 23 d Anno Dom 1726 and Dyed 2 d 

of July next following 
y e sixt child whose name is Plannah was born Decem r Decern 1- 17 th 

Anno Dom 1727 
the 7 th child whose name is Mehetabel was born May 23 Anno Dom 

1729 and Dyed y e 13 th day of July next following 
Barnabas Allden was born Sep 1 y e 10 th An° Dom 1732 



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Ebenezer allden was born august y c 11 th An Dom 1734 

Mary allden was born may y e 12 th An Dom 1737 & Died y e 6 th of 

march 1737/8 
The Birth of the children of Jonathan <k Sarah Haward 

1 Nathan Haward was born March 17 th Ann Dom 1719/20 

2 Charitie Haward was born July y e 25 th Anno Domi 1721 

3 Susanna Haward was born January 2 d Anno Domi 1723/4 

4 Sarah Haward was born Septem r y e 21 st Anno Domini 1726 

5 Jonathan Haward was born Agust 2 2 d Anno Dom 1729 
Amie Haward was born y e 13 th of April An Dom 1734 
Bettie Haward was born may y e 7 th An° Dom 1739 

The Widow Amie Belcher daughter of the above named Jonathan 

and Sarah Howard died September io' h A D 1812 
The Birth of the children of Timothy & Mary Edson 

1 Hannah Edson was born October 10 th Anno Dom 1720 

2 Timothy Edson was born June y e 19 th Anno Domi 1722 

[p. 119] The Birth of the children of Josiah and Martha Williams 
Rebekah Williams was born December y e 25 th Anno Dom 17 15 
Mary Williams was born April 30 th Annoq e Dom 17 18 
George Williams was born January 29 th Annoq Domi 1720/21 and 

Dyed April y e 23 Ann Do 1721 
Seth Williams was born May 21 st Anno Domi 1722 
Josiah Williams was born May y e 7 th Anno Dom 1725 
Martha Williams was born May y e 24 th Anno Dom 1728 
Susanna Williams was born y e 14 th of Jan'y An Dom 17 30/1 
Macey Williams was born y e 9 th of Eebruary 1735/6 
Martha Williams the Wife of y e above Named Josiah Williams De- 
ceased the Second Day of Sept br An Dom 1746 
Josiah Williams the parent of y e above named Children Died October 

y e 27 th An Dom 1770 
The Birth of the children of John & Experience Gary 
John Gary was Born March y e 8 th Anno Domi 17 18/19 
Martha Gary was Born May 5 th Anno Domi 1721 
See 139 * 

The birth of y e Children of William & Sarah Lennard born in Bridg- 
water 
William Lennard was born January 26 Anno Dom 1709/10 
John Lennard was born November 25 Anno Dom 171 1 
Sarah Lennard was born February 23 d Anno Dom 1713/14 
James Lennard was born October y e 8 th Anno Dom 17 16 
Samuel Lennard was born Janu r 14 th Anno Dom 17 17/18 
Silas Lennard was born March 4 th 1720/1 
Mercy Lennard was born October 14 th Anno Dom 1723 
Jonathan Lennard was born April 10 th Anno Dom 1726 
The Birth of the Children of Josiah & Hannah Byram 
Susanna Byram was born April 27 th Anno Dom 172 1 

*The children of John Cary by his first, second and fourth wives are on 
original page 139. 



Bridgewater, Mass., Vital Records 87 

Josiah Byram was born March y e 5 th Ann Domi 1722/3 

Theophilus Byram was born August 8 th Anno Dom 1725 

Mehetabel Byram was born May 25 th Anno Dom 1730 

Rebeca Byram was born August y e 26 th 1732 

[p. 120] The Birth of the children of Benjamin And Joanna Edson 

Benjamin Edson was born October 3 d Annoq e Domi 17 15 

Nathan Edson was born January 3 d Annoq Dom 17 17/18 

Peter Edson was born May 17 th Annoq e Domi 1720 

Jacob Edson was born April 16 th Anno Domi 1722 

William Edson was born February 4 th Anno Dom 1723/4 

Seth Edson was born April 24 th Anno Dom 1726 

Ichabod Edson was born Septem r 26 Anno Dom 1728 

Ebenezer Edson was born October 16 th Anno Domi 1730 

Joannah Edson was born Septem r 9 th Anno Domi 1733 

Abigail Edson was born march y e 22 d An Dom 1736 

Benjamin Edson the parent of y e above named Children died may y e 

13 '75* 
The Birth of the Children of John & Mary Lathrop 

Mary Lathrop was born October 21 st Anno Do 1720 

Sarah Lathrop was born January 26 th Anno Dom 1723/4 

Susanna Lathrop was born Octob r 12 th Anno Domi 1726 

The children of Matthew & Mary Gannet born in Bridgwater 

Mary Gannet was born August 4 th Anno Domi 1721 

Susanna Gannet was born November 13 th Anno Dom 1723 

Mehetabel Gannet was born April 14 th Anno Domi 1726 

Sarah Gannet was born July the last Anno Domi 1729 

The children of Thomas and Mary Willis Born in Bridgwater 

Susanna Willis was born September 18 th Annoq e Domi 17 18 

Thomas Willis was born January 1 4 11 ' Annoq e Do 1720/1 

Jonah Willis was born Feb 25 Anno Domi 1722/3 

Mary Willis was born June y c 30 th 1725 

Rhoda W 7 illis was born October 18 th Anno Dom 1727 

Bettie Willis was born March 23 Anno Dom 1 730/1 

Zephaniah Willis was born may y e 14 th An Dom 1733 

Nathan Willis was born Novem br y e 17" 1 An" Dom 1738 

[p. 121] The Birth of the Children of Samuel & Susanna Jacob 

Seth Jacob was born March the sixt Anno Dom 17 20/1 

a child of Recompence Cary by Sarah his seccond wife 

Abigail Cary was born August 11 th 1729 

The birth of the Children of James and Ruth Snow 

Ruth Snow was born May y e 12 th Annoq e Domi 1720 

Abijah Snow was born February y e 12 11 ' Anno Domi 172 1/2 

The Birth of the children of Samuel and Mehetabel Edson 

Samuel Edson was born y e seccond day of February Anno Dom 

1721/2 < ; 

Nathanael Edson was born y c 5 day of may anno Domini 1728 
Mehetabel Edson y e parent of y e above named Children Died Feb r 20 

Ano Dom 1736 



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Sam 11 Edson y e parent of y e above named Children Died January y e 

7 th An Dom 1749 
Mehetabel Edson the Second wife of the above named Sam 11 Edson 

Died Eeb r y e 2S th 1776 
[p. 122] The Birth of the children of Josiah and Mary Ald/ich 
William Aldrich was born Septem r 7 th Anoq e Domi 1719 
Henry Aldrich was born Septem r 23 d Anno Dom 172 1 
Josiah Aldrich was born June the 8 th Anno Dom 1723 
The Birth of the children of Thomas & Elisabeth Washburn 
Mary Washburn was born May the Twenty fifth Anno Domi 1722 
Bettie Washburn was born March 2 2 d Ann Dom 1723/4 
The Birth of the children of John and Elisabeth Aldrich 
Timothy Aldrich was born January y e Eighth Anno Domi 1722/3 
The Birth of y e Children of Edward Elisabeth Mitchel 
Edward mitchel was born Sep 1 y e i st An Dom 1739 
[p. 123] The Birth of the children of M r Daniel Perkins & M rs Anne 

Perkins 
Daniel Perkins was born Novem r 17 th Anno Domi 1722 
Anne Perkins was born May i st Anno Domi 1724 
Sarah Perkins was born February 13 th 1725/6 
Dan 11 Perkins above Named Dyed March the 29 th 1726 
Daniel Perkins was born the first day of Decem r Ann Dom 1727 
Richard Perkins was born March the 2 d 1729/30 
William Perkins was Born Februa r 14 th Anno Dom 173 1/2 
Sarah Perkins Deceased Decem br y e 22 1745 
Dan 11 Perkins last above named Died December y e 27 th 1745 
William Perkins Died January y e 7 th 1745/6 
The Rev d M r Daniel Perkins Died September y e 29 th 1782 
The Birth of the children of John and Desire Orcut 
Their first born was a son born the 14 th day of April 1722 and Dyed 

the same day 
Experience Orcut was born March 24 th Anno Domi 1722/3 
Their third was a Daughter Dead born December 23 1724 
John Orcut was born Septem r 7 th Anno Domi 1726 
Hannah Orcut was born September 24 Anno Domi 1729 
Susanah orcutt was Born January y e 15 th An Dom 1732/3 
Experience Orcut above named died December y e 16 th 1735 
Hannah Orcut above named died Decem br y e 17 th 1735 
Desire Orcut wife of John orcut died Decem br y e 22 d 1739 
Mary Orcut the Second wife of John orcutt Died Sep 1 y e 2 d An Dom 

1772 
[p. 124] The Birth of the Children of Joseph & Hannah Gannet 
Joseph Gannet was born y e 29 th of March Anno Dom 1722 
Hannah Gannet was born April 5 th Anno Domi 1724 
Benjamin Gannet was Born 11 th December Anno Dom 1727 
Jonathan Gannet was born October 15 th Anno Domi 1730 
Hannah Gannet first abovenamed Deceased y e 9 th of Sep 1 Anno Do 

I73 1 



Btidgewater, Mass., Vital Records 89 

The Chilldren of Joseph Gannett by Hannah his Second wife 

Seth Gannett was born July y e 18 J)om 1734 

Thomas Gannett was born March y e 31 st ann Q Dom 1736 

Joseph Gannett the parent of y e above named Children Died April y e 

30 th An° Dom 1774 in y e 81 st year of his age 
Hannah Gannet the Second Wife of y c above named Joseph Gannet 

January y e 12 th An Dom 1777 in y c 78 year of her age 
The Birth of the Children of Jacob & Susanna Lennard in Bridgwater 
Sarah Lennard was born June y c 1 i th Anno Domi 1699 
Jacob Lennard was born June 13 Anno 1 )omi 1702 And Died Dec 6 : 

1722 
The Birth of the Children of William Orcut ju & Sarah his wife 
Jacob Orcut was born May y c seccond Anno Domini 1723 
The Birth of the Children of Daniel & Bettie Johnson in Bridgwtr 
Daniel Johnson was born October 21 st Anno Domi 1726 
James Johnson was born November 7 t!l Anno Domini 1728 
Joseph Johnson was born November 17 11 ' ann° Dom 1730 
Isaiah Johnson was born October y e 18 th An Dom 1734 
Levet Johnson was born October y c 27 th An Dom 1736 
Bettie Johnson was born February y e i st An° Dom 1738/9 
Joseph Johnson above named Died Decem br y e 26 1745 
Bettie Johnson first above Nam d Died October 14 th 1782 
{p. 125] The Birth of the children of George & Elisabeth Keyzer 
Hannah Keyzer was born March y e 11 th Anno Dom 1719/20 
Abigail Keyzer was born September 17 th Anno Domi 1723 
Seth Keyzer was born the last of April in the year 1727 
The birth of y e Children of Elisha & mercy Dunbar 
Abigail Dunbar was born March y e 18 th Anno Dom 1728 
Jacob Dunbar was born march y e 9 th Ano domini 1730 
Lemuel Dunbar was born October 14 Ano Domini 1 73[*] 
Hannah Dunbar was born September 28 Ano domini 1733 
Elisha Dunbar was born June y e 18 th Ano dommini 1735 
Seth Dunbar was born October y e 13 th An Dom . 1737 
Nathan 11 Dunbar was born August y e 24 th An° Dom 1739 
Peter Dunbar was born October the 8 th An Dom 1741 
Siliast Dunbar was born Sep tbr y e 18 th An Dom 1743 
The Birth of the Children of James and Sarah Cary 
Sarah Cary was born June 10 th Annoq e Domi 1723 
Joshua Cary was born February y c 26 Anno Dom 1725/6 
, Sarah Cary wife of y e above named James Cary died June y e 12 th 1730 
Joshua Cary above named died June 26 th An° Dom 1747 
James Cary first above named died November y e 18 th An° Dom 1762 
The Birth of the Children of Thomas Hayward y e 3 d And Bithia his 

Wife 
Edmund and Jane Hayward were born May 12 th An Do 1720 
Elijah Hayward was born Feb 10 th Anno Dom 172 1/2 

*The last figure has been altered — probably from 2 to 1, 
tSic. 



90 Bridgeivatcr, Mass., Vital Records 

Hannah Hay ward was born Decern 1 " 5 th Anno Dom 1723 

Bithia Hayward was boin September 14* Anno Dom 1724 

Rebecca Hayward was born August 24 An" domi 1727 

[p. 126] The Birth of the children of William & Elisabeth Ames 

Elisabeth ames y e wife of y c above named William ames was born y e 

6 th of April 1698 1698 
Mary Ames was born May 28 Annoq e Domi 1722 
William Ames was born May 16 th Annoq e Dom 1723 
Barnabas ames was born Decem br y e 4 th An Dom 1725 
Silence ames was born Sep 1 y e 25 th an" Dom 1727 
Peace ames was born april y e 6 th An° Dom 1729 
Anne ames was born april y e i ft An Dom 1730 
Abraham ames was born Sep 1 y e Seventh An° Dom 1731 & Dyed No- 

vem br y e 25 th following 
Amos ames was born Sep 1 y e 25 th An Dom 1732 
Charity ames was born November y e 27 th An Dom 1733 
Elisabeth ames was born July y e 19 th An Dom 1735 
Barnabus ames above named Dyed October y e 3i bl 1736 
Sarah ames was born November y e 17 th An Dom 1736 
The Birth of the children of Solomon & Susanna Johnson 
Susanna Johnson was born Decern 1 " 23 d Anno Dom 1723 
Solomon Johnson was born August 23 Anno Domi 1728 
Seth Johnson was born May y e 15 th An° Dom 1733 
Josiah Johnson Born Sept y e i5 lh An" Dom 1735 
Nathan Johnson Born April y e 13 th An Dom 1738 
Mary Johnson Born July y e 13 An Dom 1740 
Solomon Johnson Jun r died April y e 10 th 1753 
The birth of the Children of William and Bithia Brett 
Ephraim Brett was born Febru r y e 5 th Ann" Dom 1732/3 
Mary Brett was born Sep 1 y e 8 th Anno Domini 1734 
Silence Brett was born May y e 27"' An Dom 1738 
Daniel Brett was born January y e 26 th An Dom 1739/40 
[p. 127] The children of Timothy And Hannah Washburn 
Timothy Washburn was born October y e 26 th Anno Domi 1721 
Hannah Washburn was born February 28 A D 1723/4 
Mary Washburn was born October 15 th Anno Domi 1725 
The birth of y e Children of Samuel & Elisabeth Lathrop 
Nathan Lathrop was born Sep 1 y e 13 th An Dom 1735 
Jonathan Lathrop was born July y e 10 th An Dom 1738 
Bettie Copland daughter of y e s d Jonathan Copland first above named 

died June y c 14 th 1750 
The Birth of the Children of Jonathan & Bettie Copland 
Abigail Copland was born the 9 th day of Decem r Anno Dom 1724 

1724 
Bettie Copland was born the 17 th April An° Dom 1726 
Jonathan Copland was born y e 9 th of August 1728 
Mary Copland was born March y e 26 th An Dom 1 731 
Joseph Copland was born April y e 28 th An° Dom 1734 



Bridgcwater, Mass., Vital Records 91 

Hannah Copland was born may y e 13 th An Dom 1737 

Elijah Copland was born June the 3 d An Dom 1739 

Dan 11 Copland was born Sep 1 y e 13 th An Dom 1741 

Sarah Copland was born February 13 th An Dom 1744/5 

Ebenezer Copland was born July y e 27 th An Dom 1746 

Bettie Copland was born Sep 1 y e 23 d An" Dom 1750 

The Birth of the Children of Solomon & Marth Washburn 

Lydia Washburn was born l)ecemb r y e 17 th An Dom 1732 

Solomon Washburn was born Sep 1 y e i sl An Dom 1734 

Tabitha Washburn was born June y e i st An Dom 1736 

Martha Washburn was born may y e 27 th An" Dom 173S 

[p. 128] The Birth of the Children of Daniel & Damaris Haward 

Daniel Haward was born January the 8 th 1724/5 

Mary Haward was born August 24 Anno Dom 1727 

Barnabus Haward was born June 19 th Anno Dom 1730 

Damaris Haward was born November y e 14 th An Dom 1733 

Mehetable Haward was born may y e 12 th An" Dom 1736 

Daniel Haward Son of Dan 11 Haward died april y e 25' An Dom 1731 

Damaris Haward above named died January y e 25 th An" Dom 1757 

Mehetable Haward above named died march y e Sixth 1757 

Daniel Howard first above Named Died 1779 aged 80 

The Birth of the Children of Ephraim & Abigail Haward 

George Haward was born January 30 th Anno Dom 1722 

Theophilus Haward was born Feb 23 Anno Dom 1724 

Ephraim Haward was born January y e 25 th 1730/31 

Abigail Haward was born November y e i8 lh 1733 

Susanna Haward was born May y e 14 th An Dom 1736 

Martha Haward was Born February y e 7 th An" Dom 1739 

Mary Haward was Born may y e 4 th An Dom 1741 

Abigail Haward y e Wife of y e above named Ephraim Flaward died 

October y e 17 th 1758 
The Birth of y e Children of James & Abigail Hewett 
abigail Hewett was born may y e 24 th An" Dom 1730 
Sarah Hewett was born april y* 15 th An" Dom 1732 
Susannah Hewett was born October y e 23 d An Dom 1733 
Bathsheba Hewett was born June y e 2 d An Dom 1735 
a son born march y e 2 d 1737 & Dyed y e 13 th of June Following 
Abiah Hewett was born august y e 25* An" Dom 1739 
Abraham Hewett was born June y e i8 t!l An Dom 1742 
[p. 129] The Birth of the children of Barnabas Seabury 
Rebecca Seabury by Mary his first wife was born Sep 1 24 1723 
Mary Seabury above named Dyed October 29 1723 
The birth of the Children of John & Lydia Packard 
Lydia Packard was born December 27 th 1726 
Ar^el Packard was born September y e Eight 1729 
Abiah Packard was born y e 5' of august An° Dom 1731 
Abigail Packard was born y e 8 th of October An" Dom 1733 
John Packard was born Nov br y e 6 th An Dom 1735 


















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Barnabas Packard born March 3 d An° Doin 1737/8 

John Packard first above named deceased June y e 3 d 1738 and in the 

43 d year of his age 
The Birth of the Children of William and Grace Gould 
John Gould was born Septcm' 16 Anno D0111 1721 
Mary Gould was born Septem r 17 Anno Domi 1723 
Hannah Gould was born July 25 Anno Domi 1725 
The birth of y e Children of Samuel & Elisabeth Lathrop 
Nathan Lathrop was born Sep 1 y e 13 th An° Dom 1735 
Jonathan Lathrop was born July y e io lh An" Dom 1738 
Sarah Lathrop was born august y e fifth An Dom 1742 
Mark Lathrop was born February y e 21 st An Dom 1745/6 
Samuel Lathrop was born January y e 8 th An° Dom 1750/51 
Sarah Lathrop above named died January y e 3 d An Dom 1759 

( To be conti?ined) 



UNRECORDED BARNSTABLE COUNTY DEEDS 

{Continued from Vol. XIV, p. 213) 

The abstracts presented in this article have been made from 
original deeds now owned by Mr. Stanley W. Smith. All of 
these deeds were recorded at Barnstable, Mass. ; but not one of 
them has been re-recorded since the Registry of Deeds, with 
nearly all of the records, was destroyed by fire in 1827. 

[ICHABOD HlGGINS AND JONATHAN Sl'ARROW"] 

" I Ichabod Higgins of Eastham .... yeoman . . . . In Con- 
sideration of one parcell or tract of meadow .... in Eastham 
aforesaid : to me at the time of signing here of : by deed of ex- 
change paid and delivered by Jonathan Sparrow of Eastham 
afore sd yeoman .... confirme and deliver unto him the said 
Jonathan Sparrow .... one parcell or tract of meadow .... in 
the Township of Eastham afore said containing by Esteemation 
two acres be it more or less : lying on the southerly side of 
Samsons Island so called : that is to say the one third part of a 
lott of meadow formerly granted by said Town of Eastham to 
Jonathan Higgins senior as may be seen on Record : it being the 
Same tract of meadow which I bought of Elisha Higgins as may 
appear by deed duly executed .... Bearing date" 30 January, 
171 3/14, " said whole lott being bonded as by sd Eastham Booke 
of Records of lands may appear " 



Unrecorded Barnstable County Deeds 93, 

The deed was dated 9 August, 17 16, signed by a mark, and 
acknowledged the same day before Nathaniel Freeman, Justice 
of the Peace. The witnesses were Samuel Smith and Nathaniel 
Freeman. 

The deed was recorded 21 April, 17 19, in Book 9, folio 362, 
of Barnstable County Deeds, by John Thacher, Register, and 
has not been re-recorded. 



[John Young, Joshua Hopkins, Daniel Cole, Joseph 
Cole and Nathaniel Doane] 

"This Indenture made" 19 June, 17 17, " Between John 
Young Joshua Hopkins Daniell Cole Joseph Cole and Nathan 11 
Doane all of Eastham .... yeomens : Wittnesseth thatt where 
as we .... do holde as tenants In Common severall parcels of 
land .... In the Township of Harwich .... that is to say the 
Lands which our honoured father and grand father Daniell Cole 
of Eastham decease d Dyed seazed of lying with in said Township 
of Harwich : which was by Barnabas Lauthrop Judge of probate : 
&c : some time since settled upon John Cole of said Eastham 
Eldest son of said Deceased : now In Consideration that a fin'all 
Devision may be made of all the afore said Lands and premises 
i between the above said parties forever : we .... have mutually 
consented and agreed and also actually made and finishd a 
devision and perticion of the above said Lands In to five parts 
1 or moieties : to the end .... that each of said parties may have 
\ and holde .... each of their distinct partes and shares in sever- 
alty the one frome the other : In manner and form following : that 
\ is to say the said Daniell Cole shall have and hold .... for his 
part and moiety in full of all and singuler the above mentioned 
'I Lands and premises : the one half of a four acre lott : sd whole 
; Lott being laid out to the sucksesors of the Above sd M r Daniell 
Cole deceased and to m r Thomas Cleark as may be seen on 
, Record and also the one half of a twelve acre Lott which was 
' also laid out to the sucksesers of the said Cole deceased and the 
[ sd dark as may be seen on Record : and also five acres more 
Hying southerly from the Lands of Elezer crosby By a little 
[swomp which was also laid out to the sucksessors of the sd Cole 
Deceased and the said clarke as may be seen on Record : as also 
I seven acres more Laying at the north easter moste Corner of a 
[great lott so called lying by the Cleft pond the whole of said 
[great Lott being laid out to the sucksesors of the sd Cole de- 
ceased and to m r John grray as may be seen on Record : and the 
said Joseph Cole shall have and hold .... for his part and 



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moiety in full of the above said Lands and premises all the Re- 
mainder of the last mentioned great Lott : laid out partly to the 
sd gray as above sd : and also the one half of a twenty acre Lott 
laid out to the sucksessors of the sd m r Cole Deceased and the 
sd m r clarke as may be seen on Record adjoining to a great lott 
so called : and also the whole of one twenty acre Lott lying on 
the south side of the Kings Road near the dwelling house of 
william nickerson which was laid out to the sucksesors of the sd 
M r Cole deceased and the said m r Clarke as may be seen on 
Record: and also the said Joshua Hopkins shall have .... for 
his part and moiety In full of all the above specifyed lands : the 
whole of one twenty acre lott laid out to the sucksessors of the 
sd M r Cole deceased and the sd M r Clarke lying on the southern 
side of the road that leads from sd Harwich to Chattham near 
the Lands of Cap" Edmond ffreeman as may be seen on Record : 
and also fifteen acres mure lying on & taken of from The 
southern side of a sixty acre lott : laid out to the sucksessors 
of the said Cole deceased and the said John gray lying by the 
sheep pond so called as may be seen on Record : and the said 
John young and Nathan 11 Doane shall holde . . . . for their And 
each of their parts and moieties of all the above specifyed Lands 
forever In full all the Remaindr of the last mentioned sixty 
acre lott in Equalle proportion boath for quantity and quallity : 
that is to say the said John young to have his part of said lott 
on that side next the Lands of Capt. Jonathan Bangs and the 
said Nath 11 Doane to have his part on the midle moste part of 
said lott from end to end each of the above mentioned parcels of 
lands being Bonded .... as by said Harwich proprietors Booke 
of Records of lands will more fully appear Referance there to 
being had : and we the said John young Joshua Hopkins Daniell 
Cole Joseph Cole and Nath 11 Doane do acknowledg our selves 
fully satisfyed and Contented with each of our parts of all the 
above said lands and premises devided out to each of us as above 
is specifyed : and do each of us by these presents .... Release 
and quitt clame unto each other .... to all the Right property 
and demand which either of us have in or to each others devided 
part or moiety above specifyed here by declairing that each of us 
are allready In the free and Lawfull possesion of his devided par 4 
as above described with all previledges there unto belonging" 

The deed was acknowledged on the day of its date, by all the 
grantors, before Nathaniel Freeman, Justice of the Peace. The 
witnesses were John Shaw and Nathaniel Freeman. The deed 
was recorded 10 July, 17 17, in Barnstable County Deeds, Book 
9, folios 58 and 59, by John Thacher, Register, and has not been 












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Unrecorded Bar?i stable County Deeds 95 

re-recorded. On the back is endorsed : "Memorandum Daniel 
Cole Received a Bond drawn persuant to this deed " 

[Joseph Cole and Thomas Rich] 

"This Indenture made" 20 June, 171 7, "Between Joseph 
Cole of Eastham . ... of the one party : and Thomas Rich of 
Eastham .... Bricklayer of the other partie witneseth that 
Where as there is a twenty acre lott of upland .... In Harwich 
.... belonging & appertaining to the above named Joseph Cole 
and thornas Rich : which was formerly laid out to the sucksesors 
of m r Daniell Cole Deceased and to m r Thomas Clarke as may 
be seen on Record lying adjoining to a pond Called the sheep 
pond and adjoining on the northern part of a. pond Called the 
Cleft pond : the perticuler Bounds of said twenty acre lott on 
every part there of May more fully apper by the sd Harwich 
proprietors Booke of Records of lands Referrance there to being 
had and where as the above said parties have Mutually Consented 
and agreed and also actually made and finished a devision and 
pertician there of In to Two parts or moieties to the End Intent 
and purpose that the said Joseph Cole .... on the one part and 
the said Thomas Rich .... on the other part might Know have 
holde posses and Enjoy : each of them their Distinct parts and 
moieties there of In manner and form following that is to say the 
sai d Joseph Cole .... shall have .... In full of His part .... 
the southermost side of said lott : the deviding Bounds where of 
are as followeth : beginning at a read oake tree marked and a 
stone sett in the grond by itt : Between said ponds : by the Range 
between the sipsons and sachamose from thence Riming westerly 
to a read oake tree marked by the Brow of a hill on the southern 
side of a rock and so still Riming on a straitt line to the Range 
between this lott and the lott adjoinning on the Western part of 
said lott : and the said Thomas . Rich shall have .... the Re- 
mainder that is to say the norther most part of said Lott next to 
the said sheep pond home to the afore sd deviding Boundaries : 
and the said Joseph Cole to have the southermost part of said 
Lott home to the afore sd deviding bondaries now this Indenture 
wittnesseth for the further Confirmation of the afore sd devision 
and pertician that the said Joseph Cole .... doth fully freely 
and absolutely Remis Release assign Rattafy and Confirm unto 
the sd Thomamas Rich the whole of His part as above Bounded 
described and specifyed .... In full of his part .... and also 
the said Thomas Rich .... doth fully freely and absolutely grant 
unto the above sd Joseph Cole .... the other part that is 



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to say the southermost part of the afore sd lott As above Bounded 
specifyed and described : here by declairing that each of us are 
already in free Lawfull and quiet possesion of his devided part 
of the premises : as above devided and sett out to each of us : " 

The deed was acknowledged 20 June, 1717, by Joseph Cole 
and 2 June, 171 8, by Thomas Rich, both of them before Nathan- 
iel Freeman, Justice of the Peace. The witnesses were Patience 
Burge, Ralph Smith and Nathaniel Freeman. The deed was re- 
corded 9 February, 171$, in Barnstable County Deeds, Book 9, 
folios 322 and 323, by John Thacher, Register, and has not 
been re-recorded. 



[Daniel Cole to Joseph Cole] 

" Daniel Cole of Eastham .... yeoman for and In Consider- 
ation a tract of upland .... in Eastham .... to me at the time 
of signing here of : by deed of Exchange paid and delivered : by 
Joseph Cole of Eastham afore said yeoman .... Confirm and 
deliver unto him the said Joseph Cole .... one parcel] of Land 
.... in Harwich .... Containing by Esteemation seven acres 
be it more or less : it being the northern part of a lott of land 
Called a great lott and lyeth near the Cleft pond which said wole 
lott was originally laid out to the sucksesors of M r Daniel] Cole 
deceased and M r John gray * as by Record will appear : the 
perticulare Boundaries of the aforesaid seven acres being speci- 
fyed In a deed of devision under the hand and seall of me the 
said Daniell Cole and the said Joseph Cole bearing date" 19 
June, 1717. 

The deed was dated 24 June, 17 17, and acknowledged the 
same day, before Nathaniel Freeman, Justice of the Peace. The 
witnesses were Joseph " Higgines " and Nathaniel Freeman. 
The deed was recorded 10 July, 171 7, in Barnstable County 
Deeds, Book 9, folio 59, by John Thacher, Register, and has 
not been re-recorded. 



[John Col?:, Sr„ and Joseph Cole] 

"John Cole senior and Joseph Cole Boath of Eastham . . . . 
yeoman .... having In partnership Between us a parcel! of 
land .... in Eastham afore said in poche neck so called between 
two ways that leads In to said neck: the one way leading to 
timoty Coles the other ta William Twinings : in being a parcell 
of land which was formerly granted and Laid out unto the sd 
John Cole by said Town of Eastham at two severall devisions of 

* " Thomas Clarke " has been crossed out and " John gray " interlined above. 



Unrecorded Barnstable County Deeds 97 

Land In sd Town of Eastham adjoyning together : being Called 
plaine lotts as by Record will appear : and each of sd lotts are 
Bounded as by said Town of Eastham Booke of Records will ap- 
pear Referrance there to being had : now In Consideration that 
a finall devision and partician may be forever made by and be- 
tween the above said parties that is to say of the said John Cole 
of the one party and the said Joseph Cole of the other partie : 
we the sd parties have mutually agreed and Consented to devid 
said parcell of land Into two Shares or parcels haveing Refer- 
rance Boath to quantity and quallity : so that each partie may 
have his Equall and Just proportion there of : that is to say the 
said John Cole is to have the Eastern part there of : and the 
Said Joseph Cole shall have the western part of said parcell of 
land: which said devision we the sd parties do mutually agree 
upon and determine for our selves .... the partician boundaries 
where of are as followeth : Begining at the northern side of said 
parcell of land at a stone sett In the ground by the fence from 
thence Runing southerly to an other stone sett in the ground 
near the Edg of a little sworn p : and from thence Runing 
\ Southerly to an other stone Sett In the ground on the southern 
\ side of said parcell of land by the laine near the fence : that is 
I to Say it is mutually agreed upon by sd parties as above sd that 
the said John Cole .... shall have all of sd lands lying on the 
Eastern side of the afore sd Boundaries: and the sai d Joseph 
Cole shall have .... all the Lands lying on the western side of 
said Boundaries : & I the said John Cole In Consideration of 
My part of said parcell of land as above is described and bounded 
do ... . quitt claime to the said Joseph Cole his part as above 
Bonded and described .... and 1 the said Joseph Cole In Con- 
sideration of my part of said Lands as above Bounded and 
described: do . . . .'quitt claime unto the said John Cole his 
part as above described " 

The deed was dated 1 August, 1717, and was acknowledged 

the same day, by both grantors, before Nathaniel Freeman, 

Justice of the Peace. The witnesses were John Cole, Jr., and 

Nathaniel Freeman. The deed was recorded 15 October, 17 17, 

[in 'Barnstable County Deeds, Book 9, folio 98, by John Thacher, 

I Register, and has not been re-recorded. 

[Joshua Higgins, Constant Shaw, George Shaw, John 

Shaw, Jonathan Sparrow, Elisha Hopkins, Nicholas 

Paine, David Smith and Joshua Treat] 

" Joshua Higins of eastham .... yeoman and Constant Shaw 
widow woman Relict of George Shaw late of Eastham deceesed 



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and George Shaw both of said Kastham " for ^ 1,1.4s., " to us 
in hand paid (that is to say nineteen shillings to me the said 
Joshua Higgins and fifteen shillings to us the Sd Constant 
Shaw and George Shaw) by Jonathan Sparrow Elisha Hopkins 
Nicholas Paine David Smith and Joshua Treat all of. Kastham 
afore Sd yeomen" sold to them "two tracts or parcells of 
upland . ... in Kastham afore sd near the southerly End of the 
Sheep-pond one parcell there of being part of the Tenement lot 
of the sd Joshua Higins taken off from y° southerly end thereof 
containing about one hundred and seventeen pole .... bounded : 
viz : westerly by the land that was George Shaws Deceased 
southerly by the way that was alowed to go up into the woods 
and easterly and northerly by the land of the said Joshua Hig- 
gins begining at a post in the fence which belongs to me the 
said Joshua Higgins a little distance eastward from a smaie rock 
from thence it runs westerly by the fence twenty pole to the 
western Corner thereof from thence southerly by the range of 
the land which was George Shaws deceased near fourteen pole 
to a white oak tree marked which is the southwest Corner 
bound of sd Joshua Higgins his Tenement lot from thence it 
runs easterly eighteen pole to the first specified bound this sd 
parcell of land I the said Joshua Higgins sell as above sd . the 
other parcell of land lyes adjoyning to this above discribed par- 
cell and containes about thirty six pole more or less and is 
bounded begining at a white oak tree marked being the South- 
west Corner bound of the tenement lot of Joshua Higgins afore 
said from thence it runs westerly six pole and Six foot to a red 
oak sapling marked in the rang of y e land that was George 
Shaws above sd from thence northeasterly ten pole lacking 
three foot to a red oak sapling marked in the range of sd Hig- 
gins his sd tenement lot from thence southerly twelve pole 
to the first Specified bound . this parcell of land we the sd 
Constant Shaw and sd George Shaw Sell as afore sd . . . . I the 
said Joshua Higgins do hereby ingage to warrant and defend 
as above sd the title of the first discribed parcell of land and 
that only and we the said Constant Shaw and George Shaw do 
hereby ingage & oblige our selves to warrant and defend as 
above sd the title of the last discribed parcell of land and that 
only .... I, John Shaw of Eastham above named in Considera- 
tion that I have Received one third part of the above sum of 
money paid unto my mother Constant shaw & George shaw 
above named do sell and dispose Confarm all my Right and 
Intrest in & to all the above parcel of Land Granted & Con- 
vayed as above writen by my Mother Constant Shaw & George 



Unrecorded Barnstable County Deeds 99 

Shaw unto the above Grantees as as fully & as absolutely to all 
Intents & purposes in every respect as if my name had ben 
mentioned & entred in the above Deed & do also as fully aquit 
all my former right there to " 

The deed was dated 22 January, 172 1/2, and was signed by 
Joshua Higgins, Constant Shaw (by a mark), George Shaw and 
John Shaw. It was acknowledged on the same date by all the 
grantors before Joseph Doane, Justice of the Peace. The wit- 
nesses were Joseph Doane and Samuel Knowls, Jr. The deed 
was recorded 4 July, 1722, in Barnstable County Deeds, Book 1 1, 
folios 237 and 238, by John Thacher, Register, and has not been 
re-recorded. 

[Elisha Hopkins to Jonathan Sparrow] 

" Elisha Hopkins of the Town of Eastham .... yeoman " 
41 In Consideration of one parcell of upland .... With in the 
Township of Eastham afore said att Samsons Island So Called 
to me att the time of Ensealling & delivery of these presents : 
By deed of Exchange paid & delivered : by Jonathan Sparrow 
.... of Eastham above said yeoman .... Convey Confirm & 
deliver : By Way of exchange unto him the said Jonathan spar- 
row . . . . *V my Right & property of up land Which I have In 
or to a c .caine lott of land .... with in the Township of East- 
ham aforesd In that tract of land Called smiths purchass itt 
being the same lott of land Which I formerly Bought of Nathan 11 
mayo of Sd Eastham as will appear by deed the Whole of which 
afore said lott of land was origenally granted & laid out by the 
proprietors In sd Town of Eastham to Nathan 11 Mayo as may be 
seen on Record : & itt Is bounded on every part there of as by 
Record Will appear & itt layeth adjoyning to the said Jonathan 
Sparrows other land & tenement where he now dwelleth near a 
pond : that Is to Say I do sell unto the said Jonathan sparrow 
all my Whole Right of upland laying with in the boundaries of 
the afore said lott or In any ways belonging there to my said 
Right being the one half of said lott boath for quantity & 
quallity lacking the one part there of. To have and To hold the 
said Bargained & granted premises .... excepting ownly & re- 
serving to my self & heirs a previledg of carting over the afore 
said Lott of upland to fech away wood from a swomp adjoyning 
& belonging to said Lott when & where itt may be least dameg 
to the owner of upland wen there shall be no graine upon nor in 
Sd land : : excepting when the ground shall be hard frozen " 

The deed was dated 17 January, 173 1/2, and acknowledged 
the same day before Nathaniel Freeman, Justice of the Peace. 































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IOO Records from the Nemasket Cemetery, Middle borough 

The witnesses were Israel Cole and James Cole. The deed was 
recorded 4 October, 1735, in Barnstable County Deeds, Book 
16, folio 596, by John Thacher, Register, and has not been 
re-recorded. 

( To be continued) 



RECORDS FROM THE NEMASKET CEMETERY, 
MIDDLEROROUGH, MASS. 

{Concluded from page <?) 
TlNKHAM 

\_broken~\X) died 31 August, 1726, aged 49 years. 

Abigail, widow of Eben r , died 14 October, 1752, in her 20th year. 

Abigail, died 2 July, 1822, in her 76th year. 

Adaline F., daughter of Josiah and Rachel B., died 4 March, 

1833, aged 4 years, 3 months. [On Josiah Tinkham monu- 
ment.] 
Amasa, son of John and Jerusha, died 27 September, 1778, aged 

16 years, 1 month, 12 days. 
\mos, died 25 April, 1776, in his 47th year. 
Anna T., wife of Sylvanus, died 29 June, 1825, aged 36 years. 
Asaph, died 29 January, 1842, in his 58th year. 
Asenath, daughter of James and Chloe, died 12 April, 1806, aged 

22 years, 1 1 months. 
Benjamin, son of Jeremiah and Naomi, died 23 August, 1775, 

aged 20 years, 7 months, 17 days. 
Bethuel, son of Peter, died 19 March, 1784, in his 16th year. 
Betsey, widow of Ebenezer, died 24 June, 1832, aged 75 years. 
Chandler, died 17 February, 1838, aged 39 years. 
Chloe, wife of James, died 29 December, 1822, aged 68 years. 
Cornelius, son of John, died 16 April, 1739, m ms 22t ^ year. 
David, son of Gideon and Mercy, died 10 August, 1775, aged 

21 years, 5 days. 
Ebenezer, Deacon, died 8 April, 17 18, aged 67 years. [On stone 

with Elizabeth, died 17 18.] 
Ebenezer, son of Seth and Mary, died 16 May, 1729, in his 2d 

year. 
Ebenezer, son of Joseph and Agnes, died 19 September, 1749, 

aged 1 year, 1 month, 22 days. 
Ebenezer, son of Shubael and Sarah, born 20 April, 1766 ; died 

26 August, 1769. 
Ebenezer, son of Zebedee and Lucy, died 4 June, 1774, aged 

2 years, 1 month, 13 days. 
Ebenezer, died 17 November, 1801, in his 87th year. 



Records from the Nemasket Cemetery, Middleborough ioi 

Tinkham (Continued) 

Ebenezer, died i March, 1820, in his 62d year. 

Ebenezer, died 30 November, 1823, in his 30th year. [On stone 

with stillborn daughter.] 
, daughter of Ebenezer, stillborn 4 October, 1822. [On 

her father's stone.] 
Elisha, died 6 December, 1835, aged 93 years. 
Elizabeth, died \broken~] April, 17 18, aged 64 years. [On stone 

with Deacon Ebenezer.] 
Elizabeth, daughter of Joseph and Agnes, died 28 June, 1748, 

aged 1 year, 11 months, 2 days. 
Ephraim, died 13 October, 17 14, in his 66th year. 
Esther, wife of Ephraim, died 28 May, 17 17, in her 68th year. 
Eunice, widow of Peter, died 8 April, 1778, in her 70th year. 
Eunice, widow of Seth, died 11 May, 1808, aged 72 years, 2 

months, 26 days. 
George Henry, son of Reland and Lavinia, died 28 April, 1850, 

aged 7 years, 7 months. [On Reland Tinkham tomb.] 
George W., died 15 October, 1838, aged 47 years. "Farewell 

my wife & daughter " 
George W., son of William L. and Betsey; born 7 October, 1843 5 

died 23 January, 1844. 
Hannah, daughter of Zebedee and Lucy, died 18 February, 1786, 

aged 4 years, 10 months, 7 days. 
Hannah, wife of John, died 25 March, 1792, in her 98th year. 
Hannah, wife of Ebenezer, died 15 September, 1794, in her 79th 

year. 
Hazael, died 9 May, 1839, aged 76 years, 19 days. 
Hazael, died 1.6 October, 1865, aged 78 years, 7 months. [On . 

stone with wife Lucinda.] 
Hope, daughter of Samuel and Patience, died 7 December, 1774, 

aged 10 years, 7 months. 
Huldah, daughter of John and Jerusha, died 6 August, 1787, 

aged 27 years, 7 days. 
Huldah, died 25 May, 1835, in her 79th year. 
Ira S., son of Charles and Abigail II., died 22 October, 1849, 

aged 8 months, 17 days. 
Jacob, died 16 June, 1828, aged 47 years. 
James, died 22 July, 1836, aged 91 years. 
Jane, daughter of James and Chloe, died 11 April, 18 13, aged 

25 years. 
Jane, wife of Harvey, died 16 September, 1848, aged 53 years. 

" Farewell the husband of my youth My children dear " 
Jane G., daughter of Harvey and Jane, died 3 June, 1824, aged 

20 days. 
Jeremiah, died 4 June, 1790, in his 77th year. 
Jerusha, wife of John, died 25 November, 1787, in her 66th year. 
, [broken] " 22 d 1793 ". [A fragment standing beside the 

stone of Jerusha.] 



102 Records from the A T emasket Cemetery, Middleborough 



Tinkham {Continued) 

, \broken\ child of John and Jerusha, died 6 June, 1753, 

aged 5 years, 6 months, 10 days. 
Joanna, daughter of Jeremiah and Naomi, died 2 June, 1761, in 

her 1 8th year. 
John, died 14 April, 1766, in his 86th year. 

Joseph, Esq., died 28 April, 1767, aged 45 years, 4 months, 1 day. 
Joseph C, son of Alva and Elizabeth, died 22 September, 1841, 

aged 16 days. 
Josiah, died 9 September, 1870, aged 75 years. [On Josiah Tink- 
ham monument.] 
Lavinia, wife of Keland, died 15 October, 1849, aged 41 years. 

[On Reland Tinkham tomb.] 
Levi, son of John, died 17 September, 1857, aged 91 years, 10 

months. [On stone with wife Mary.] 
Lois B., daughter of Josiah and Rachel B., died 28 May, 185 1, 

aged 26 years, 4 months. [On Josiah Tinkham monument.] 
Lucinda, wife of Hazael, died 22 September, 18 19, aged 30 years, 

5 months. [On her husband's stone.] 
Lucy, wife of Asaph, died 13 March, 1825, in her 38th year. 
Lucy, wife of Zebedee, died 21 September, 1833, aged 85 years. 
Mary, wife of Seth, died 16 [broken], 1745, in her 45th year. 

[The year is from the footstone.] 
Mary, wife of Levi ; daughter of Thomas Foster ; died 19 March, 

1826, aged 60 years, 3 months. [On her husband's stone.] 
Mary E., daughter of Josiah and Rachel B., died 26 November, 

1843, aged 17 years, 1 month. [On Josiah Tinkham monu- 
ment.] 
Mollee, wife of Jeremiah, died 26 January, 1773, aged 26 years, 

9 months, 12 days. 
Molly, wife of Peter, died 30 May, 18 15, in her 70th year. 
Moses, son of Joseph, Esq., and Agnes, died 18 July, 1 7 7 1, in 

his 14th year. 
Naomi, widow of Jeremiah, died 21 June, 1795, aged 79 years, 

4 months, 1 1 days. 
Patience, died 2[*] March, 17 18, aged 36 years. 
Patience, widow of Samuel, died 3 November, 18 14, in her 92d 

year. 
Paulina T., wife of Reland, died 13 April, 1836, aged 25 years. 

[On Reland Tinkham tomb.] 
Perez, died 25 November, 1760, in his 25th year. 
Peter, died 30 December, 1709, aged 56 years. 
Peter, died 10 October, 1745, in his 37th year. 
Priscilla, wife of Shubael, died 11 July, 1739, in her 45th year. 
Priscilla, daughter of Ebenezer and Hannah, died 3 July, 1770, 

aged 10 years, 28 days. 

*The last figure is doubtful. Middleborough records, printed in our fourth 
volume, give the death of Patience, wife of P^benezer, Jr., 29 March, 17 18, in 
her 37th year. 



Records from the Nemasket Cemetery, Middle borough 103 

Tinkham {Continued) 

Rachel B., wife of Josiah, died 23 March, 1842, aged 47 years, 

7 months. [On Josiah Tinkham monument.] 

Rebecca Williams, wife of Enoch, born 12 April, 1793 ; died 22 
October, 1849. "her children rise up and call her Blessed 
her husband also " 

Reland, died 2 May, 1854, aged 56 years. [On Reland Tink- 
ham tomb.] 

Reliance, wife of Elisha, died 12 October, 1791, in her 43d year. 

Ruth, Miss, died 9 October, 1805, in her 51st year. 

Samuel, son of Zebedee and Lucy, died 21 June, 1780, aged 2 
years, 7 months, 13 days. 

Samuel, died 28 March, 1796, aged 72 years, 4 days. "Erected 
by the direction of the hrst precinct of Middleboro " 

Sarah, wife of Elisha, died 10 August, 1776, aged 28 years, 
5 months, 28 days. 

Sarah, wife of Elisha, died 3 June, 1796, in her 47th year. 

Sarah, widow of Amos, died 13 Eebruary, 1820, aged 85 years. 

Seth, died 9 February, 17 5.1, in his 47 th year. 

, son of Seth and Mary, stillborn 26 January, 1729/30. 

Seth, born 13 November, 1734, old style ; died 13 February, 1808. 

Shubael, died 29 March, 1739, m n ' s 47 tn y ear « 

Shubael, died 22 April, 1776, in his 34th year. 

Sophia, daughter of Hazael and Susanna, died 28 November, 
1785, aged 8 months, 15 days. 

Susan, wife of Josiah, died 24 February, 1870, aged 75 years, 

8 months. [On Josiah Tinkham monument.] 

Susanna, wife of Hazael, died 5 December, 1840, aged 81 years, 

2 months, 4 days. 
Sylvanus, died 15 December, 1849, aged 62 years. 
Zebedee, died 2 October, 1820, aged 74 years. 
Tribou 

Bathsheba, wife of Melzar, born 7 August, 1766; died 11 Feb- 
ruary, 1837. [On her husband's stone.] 
Louisa Malvina, daughter of Nahum M. and Sarah 1L, born n 

September, 1828; died 29 November, 1830. 
Melzar, born 28 September, 1766; died 18 June, 1852. [On 

stone with wife Bathsheba.] 
Nahum Henry, son of Nahum M. and Sarah H., born 21 October, 

1 83 1 ; died 16 December, 1831. 
Iupper 

Hannah, widow of Capt. Ichabod, died 13 April, 1771, in her 

91st year. 
Vaughan 

Elias, died 10 September, 1786, in his 26th year. 

Elisha, died 23 May, 1724, aged 43. [Next to stone of Thomas 

Vaughan, died 1720.] 
Elizabeth, died 24 June, 1693, "Aged 62 Years or Thereabout" 



104 Records from the Nemasket Cemetery \ Middleborough 

Vaughan {Continued) 

[Geor]ge, died 20 October, 1694, aged 73. [See ante, Vol. II, 

page 159.] 
Hannah, died 6 April, 17 15, aged 27 years. 
Huldah, wife of David, died 14 October, 1800, in her 59th year. 
]\broken\ son of David and Phebe, died 4 February, 1770, in 

his 3d year. 
Jesse, son of Lieut. Jesse and Margaret, died 14 July, 1782, in 

his 17 th year. 
Joanna, died 11 April, 17 18, aged 61 years. 
John, died 8 May, 1770, in his 78th year. 
Joseph, died 5 April, 1718, aged 27 years. 
Joseph, Capl., died 2 March, 1733/4, in his 81st year. 
Josiah, died 13 February, 1723, aged 26. 
Levi, died 9 July, 1823, in his 45th year. 
Lois, stillborn twin, 1706. [On stone with Ruth, but without 

surname.] [See Mercy.] 
Mary, daughter of Lieut. Jesse and Margaret, died 25 February, 

1762, in her 3d year. 
Mercy, died 29 December, 17 16, aged 5 years. [The stones of 

Lois, Mercy, Ruth, Sarah and Thankful are arranged in two 

lines, and probably all belonged to one family.] * 
Phebe, wife of David, Jr., died 4 November, 1806, in her 43d 

year. 
Ruth, stillborn twin, 1706. [On stone with Lois, but without 

surname.] [See Mercy.] 
[Sar]ah, died \j>roken~]ex, 171 1. [See Mercy.] 
Thankful, died 171 1. [See Mercy.] 
Thomas, "Son to E V", died 20 March, 1720, aged 5 years. 

[See Mercy.] 
Warren 

Anjanett, daughter of Galen and Betsey, died 27 September, 1832, 

aged 2 years, 6 months, 27 days. 
Ann Maria, daughter of Galen and Betsey, died 6 April, 1835, 

aged 1 year, 3 months, 10 days. 
Benjamin, died 11 January, 1802, in his 82d year. 
Benjamin, died 2 May, 1836, aged 49 years. 
Daniel, died 2 June, 1837, aged 48 years. [On stone with wife 

Irena.] 
Fanny M., daughter of Galen and Betsey, died 3 October, 1836, 

aged 8 months, 15 days. 
George, died 21 April, 1848, aged 29 years. 



* Elisha Vaughan and Joanna Morton were married 3 July, 1705, and Mercy, 
Sarah and Thankful, triplets, were born 21 July, 1711, at Middleborough. Mercy 
died 29 December, 1716; Sarah died 23 September, 171 1; Thankful died 9 Oc- 
tober, 171 1. A son Thomas was born 1 December, 17 14, and died 20 March, 
1719/20. See Middleborough records, printed in our second, third and fourth 
volumes. — Editor. 



Records from the Nemasket Cemetery, Middle borough 105 

Warren (Continued) 

Huldah, wife of Silvanus, died 21 December, 1780, in her 29th 

year. 
Huldah, daughter of Lieut. Silvanus and Sarah, died 26 Decem- 
ber, 1783, aged 11 months, 16 days. 
Irena, wife of Daniel, died 23 November, 1869, aged 78 years. 

[On her husband's stone.] 
J[edi]dah, widow of Benjamin, died 20 October, in her 83d 

year. [Next to stone of Benjamin Warren, died 1802.] 
Maria F., daughter of Galen and Betsey, died 23 May, 1832, 

aged 3 months, 24 days. 
Nathan, died 15 February, 1784, in his 71st year. 
Nathan, died 28 May, 1807, in his 50th year. 
Phebe Leonard, daughter of John M. and Polly, died 27 October, 

1838, aged 4 weeks, 4 days. 
Priscilla, daughter of Silvanus and Huldah, died 10 July, 1780, 

aged 9 months, 8 days. 
Royalfriend, son of Nathan and Kezia, died 5 May, 18 15, in his 

14th year. 
Silvanus, Lieut., died 14 May, 1809, in his 64th year. 
Silvanus, " only child " of Silvanus and Mercy, died 6 April, 1832, 

aged 4 years. 
Washburn 

Abiel, General, born 13 December, 1762; died 17 June, 1843; 

married to Elisabeth Peirce 6 January, 1788. 
Elisabeth, wife of Gen. Abiel, born 6 January, 1766; died 23 

March, 1850; married 6 January, 1788. 
Ellen Caroline,* died 14 February, 1838. 
Emily Tucker,* died 21 March, 1848. 
George, son of Abiel and Elisabeth, born 23 November, 1801 ; 

died 29 November, 1803. 
George, died 19 January, 1826, in his 23d year. 
Isabella Porter, daughter of Philander and Elisabeth Homes, 

died 1 May, 1849, aged 10 years, 9 months. 
Orville, died 9 October, 1819, in his 20th year. 
Waterman 

Elisha, son of Elisha and Betsey, " Drowned in Murdock's Pond " 

10 December, 1836, aged 9 years, 4 months. 
Martha T., daughter of Elisha and Betsey, died 7 November, 

1837, aged 4 years, 4 months. 
Weston 

Abigail B. Robbins.f wife of Ellis, born 1831, died 1888. 

Ellis,t born 1828, died 1886. 

Myra A.,f daughter of Ellis and Abigail B., born 1863, died 1864 



*In Abie) Washburn lot. 

t On monument with Ephraim and Almira (Hathaway) Robbins. 



io6 Records from the Nemasket Ce7>ietery> Middleborougk 



White 

Keziah, wife of Capt. William ; formerly widow of Nathan Warren \ 
died 17 August, 1830, in her 66th year. 

WlLBER 

Marshall, died in Orono, Me., 21 July, 1835, aged 54 years. [On 

stone with wife Phebe.] 
Phebe, wife of Marshall, died 10 December, 1868, aged 85 years. 

[On her husband's stone.] 
Wilder 

Ebenezer, born 11 October, 1772; died 21 September 1848; 

married Mary Bump 17 July, 1800. 
Edward, son of Gilbert G. and Susan P., died 12 March. 1848, 

aged 5 weeks. 
Hannah, wife of Maj. Nathaniel, died 8 October, 1826, aged 

55 y ears - 

Lydia, wife of Thomas, died 24 August, 1849, in her 59th year. 
Mary, wife of Ebenezer ; daughter of Joseph and Mercy Bump ; 

born 12 March, 1777, died 30 March, 1848. "Farewell 

departed and beloved mother " 
Mary Eliza, daughter of James D. and Bathsheba L., died 5 Oc- 
tober, 1840, aged 1 year, 3 months, 26 days. 
Nathaniel, Capt., died 3 March, 1825, aged 81 years. 
Nathaniel, son of James D. and Bathsheba L., died 16 December, 

1847, aged 5 years, 11 months, 17 days. 
Nathaniel, Maj , died 1 September, 185 1, in his 82d year. 
Priscilla, wife of Nathaniel ; daughter of Benajah and Phebe 

Pratt; died 4 November, 1774, in her 32CI year. 
Samuel Nelson, son of Thomas and Susan, died 15 May, 1839, 

aged 5 years, 4 months, 20 days. 
Sarah Ellen, daughter of Gilbert G. and Susan P., died 20 No- 
vember, 1847, aged 1 year, 11 months. 
Shubael, son of Capt. Nathaniel and Sarah, died 4 September, 

1782, in his 14th month. 
Winslow 

Abigail, wife of Edward, died 1 August, 18 14, in her 46th year. 
Catharine O., daughter of Edward and Deborah, died 15 Febru- 

ary, 1832, aged 3 years. 
Edward, died 2 January, 1845, aged 84 years. 
Wood 

[Ab]iel, died 10 October, 17 19, in his 61st year. "A W " is 

on the footstone. [Near the stone of Mrs. Abijah Wood, 

probably her husband.] 
Abiel, son of Silas and Priscilla, died 9 April, 1790, aged 19 years, 

2 months, 20 days. 
Abigail, wife of Capt. Nelson, died 31 March, 1843, aged 60 years. 

" Our Father and Mother " [On Nelson Wood monument.] 
Abigail T., died 1 December, 1856, aged 43 years. [On Nelson 

Wood monument.] 



Records from the Nemasket Cemetery, Middleborottgh 107 

Wood (Continued) 

Abigail T., wife of Thomas, died 19 March, 1880, aged 75 years.. 

[On Thomas Wood monument.] 
Abigail W., wife of Horatio G. ; daughter of Thomas and Abigail 

Weston; born 15 March, 1801 ; died 7 January, 1854. 
, son of Horatio G. and Abigail W, born and died 10 

August, 183 1, aged 5 hours. 
Abijah, widow of Abial, died 21 May, 1746, in her 83d year. 
Alexander, born 5 November, 1796; died 17 December, 1867. 

[On Alexander Wood monument.] 
Alfred, born 5 May, 1777 ; died 29 June, 1864. [On Alfred 

Wood monument.] 
Alfred, born 21 January, 1802; died 23 August, 1876. [On 

Alfred Wood monument.] 
Benjamin F., born 19 February, 1804 ; died 12 May, 1879. [On 

Alfred Wood monument.] 
Benjamin P., Colonel, born 18 March, 1793; died 12 September, 

1882. [On Benjamin P. Wood monument.] 
Betsey, wife of Hon. Wilkes, died 21 September, 1803, in her 

25th year. 
Betsey T., daughter of Hon. Wilkes and Betsey W., died 16 Sep- 
tember, 1829, aged 7 years, 12 days. 
Betsey W., wife of Hon. Wilkes, died 12 December, 1822, in 

her 34th year. 
Betty, daughter of Ichabod and Thankful, died 28 December, 

1774, in her 20th year. 
Caleb T., died 18 February, 1888, aged 80 years. [On Nelson 

Wood monument.] 
Daniel, died 1 1 January, 1825, aged 46 years. [On Daniel Wood 

monument] 
Daniel, son of Daniel and Rhoda, aged 6 years. [The date was 

omitted. On Daniel Wood monument.] 
Deliverance, daughter of Henry and Lydia, died .19 August, 1769, 

in her 15th year. 
Ebenezer, died 5 December, 1768, aged 71 years, 3 months, 

20 days. 
Ebenezer, died 2 September, 1800, aged 26 years. [On Nelson 

Wood monument.] 
Ebenezer, died "by an apoplexy" 13 February, 1803, aged 64 

years, 1 1 months. 
Ebenezer G., son of Gorham and Elizabeth, died 7 April, 1809, 

aged 1 year, 11 months, 18 days. 
Edmund, died 29 December, 1805, aged 84 years. 
Ellen A., born 25 December, 1838; died 2 March, 1865. [On 

Alexander Wood monument.] 
Elnathan, died 20 April, i752 v aged 66 years, 13 days. 
Elnathan, died 17 September, 1808, in his 64th year. 
Ephraim, died 8 November, 1783, in his 68th year. 



108 Records from the Nemasket Cemetery, Middleborough 

Wood {Continued) 

Gorham, born 4 May, 1774; died 21 January, 1836. 

Henry A., born 22 October, 1836; died 15 September, 1864. 

[On Alexander Wood monument.] 
Hiram Nelson, son of Nelson and Mary B., died 7 June, 1850, 

aged 5 months, 25 days. [In lot with Nelson Wood mon- 
ument.] 
Ichabod, Lieut., died 8 August, 1787, in his 69th year. 
Ichabod, born 6 June, 175 1 ; died 30 December, 1825. 
Irena, died 18 April, 1848, aged 62 years. 
Isaac, died 16 June, 1727, aged 8 years. 
Israel, " M r ". [A broken footstone without date.] 
Israel, Jr., died 9 December, 1802, aged 22 years, 8 months, 

25 days. 
Israel, died 12 May, 1829, in his 85th year. 
Jacob, died 24 January, 1824, in his 69th year. 
Jane, wife of Levi, died 24 September, 1797, aged 48 years. [On 

Nelson Wood monument.] 
Jeremiah, born 18 January, 1791 ; drowned with Sylvanus Wood, 

Jr., 10 February, 18 18 [On Benjamin P. Wood monument.] 
Joanna, wife of Sylvanus, born 21 December, 1761 ; died 1 Au- 
gust, 1853. [On Benjamin P. Wood monument J 
Joanna T., wife of Caleb T., died 11 February, 1896, aged 81 

years. [On Nelson Wood monument.] 
Josiah, son of Thomas and Lydia, died 22 July, \i\broken\ aged 

2 years, 3 months, 2 days. 
Levi, died 15 January, 1807, aged 67 years. [On Nelson Wood 

monument.] 
Levina, daughter of Jacob and Lydia, died 27 October, 1803, 

aged 7 years, 11 months, 26 days. 
Louisa, wife of Benjamin F., born 27 April, 1810; died 29 April, 

1879. [On Alfred Wood monument.] 
Louisa B., born 21 May, 1826; died 10 May, 1854. [On Alex- 
ander Wood monument.] 
Louisa B., born 18 December, 1800; died 13 May, 1894. [On 

Alexander Wood monument.] 
Lucy, daughter of Jacob and Lydia, died 23 May, 1786, aged 

2 months, 1 day. 
Lucy C, wife of Hon. Wilkes, died 26 September, 1848, aged 

61 years. 
Lucy P., born 16 January, 1843; died 15 February, 1850. [On 

Alexander Wood monument.] 
Lydia, widow of Ebenezer, died 3 October, 1789, in her 83d year. 
Lydia, born 27 August, 1794 ; died 27 July, 18 17. [On Benjamin 

P. Wood monument.] 
Lydia, wife of Thomas, died 24 January, 1822, aged 62 years. 

[On Thomas Wood monument] 
Lydia, wife of Jacob, died 13 February, 1849, a g e d 82 years. 



Records from the Nemasket Cemetery, Middkborough 109 

Wood (Continued*) 

Lysander, born 12 December, 1799; died 2 3 September, 1837. 

[On Lysander Wood monument.] 
Mary, wife of Einathan, died 30 May, 1733, in her 48th year. 
Mary, wife of Horatio G. ; daughter of Abner and J luldah 

Weston, of Randolph, Vt. ; born 8 April, 1787, and died 

30 September, 1827. 
Melinda Wood Curtis, wife of Lysander, born 7 April, 1806; 

died 14 September, 1887. [On Lysander Wood monument] 
Nelson, Capt., died 7 July, 1854, aged 77 years. [On Nelson 

Wood monument.] 
Orville, son of Lorenzo and Mary, born 5 December, 182 1 ; died 

22 October, 1843. 
, son of Lorenzo and Mary, born and died 23 September, 

18 18, aged 5 hours. 
Patience, wife of Edmund, died 9 April, 1791, in her 74th year. 
Polly, daughter of Jacob and Lydia, died 6 November, 1787, 

aged 4 months, 12 days. 
Polly, daughter of Reuben and Jenney, died 13 June, 1790, aged 

7 months, 4 clays. 
Priscilla, wife of Silas, died 19 August, 1788, in her 58th year. 
Priscilla, wife of Israel, died 12 April, 1808, in her 59th year. 
Priscilla, widow of Ichabod, died 9 August, 1824, aged 88 years. 
Priscilla, died 1 November, 1888, aged 77 years. [On Daniel 

Wood monument.] 
Rebecca, died 10 February, 17 18, aged 67 years. 
Reuben, died 31 October, 1790, in his 29th year. 
Rhoda, wife of Alfred, born 21 November, 1780; died 4 June, 

i860. [On Alfred Wood monument.] 
Rhoda, wife of Daniel, died 9 July, 1&3&, aged 57 years. [On 

Daniel Wood monument.] 
Sally, widow of Ebenezer, died 23 October, 181 1, "in the 64 

year of her age having survived all her Father's family ex- 
cept one Brother whom with five Children she has left to 

bewail her death." 
Samuel, died 3 February, 17 18, aged 70 years. 
Samuel, died 19 April, 1798, in his 2 2d year. 
Sarah, wife of Ichabod, died 20 September, 1846, aged 89 years. 
Serena, wife of Col. .Benjamin P., born 22 May, 1792; died 

25 August, 1876. [On Benjamin P. Wood monument.] 
Seth, died 12 May, 1770, in his 26th year. 
Sophronia, daughter of Jacob and Lydia, died 25 January, 1800, 

aged 2 years, 7 days. 
Sophronia, died 25 October, 1869, aged 56 years. [On Daniel 

Wood monument.] 
Susan, wife of Israel, died 24 June, 1824, in her 73d year. 
Susanna, died 1 October, 1720, aged 30 years. 
Sylvanus, born 15 September, 1758; died 12 October, 1841. 

[On Benjamin P. Wood monument.] 









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Woo D ( Continued ) 

Sylvanus, Jr., born 12 October, 1796; drowned with Jeremiah, 

10 February, 18 18. [On Benjamin P. Wood monument] 
Thankful, wife of Jchabod, died 4 January, 1776, in her 53d year. 
Thomas, died 23 November, 1808, aged 56 years. [On Thomas 

Wood monument.] 
Thomas, died 28 February, 1882, aged 85 years. [On Thomas 

Wood monument.] 
Wilkes, Hon., died 1 October, 1843, a ged 73 years. 
William Wirt, son of Horatio G. and Abigail W., born 8 July, 

1S34; died 24 May, 1839. 
Wrightington 

Hope, died 4 January, 1850, aged 43 years. 



PLYMOUTH, MASS., VITAL RECORDS 

{Continued from page 44) 



[p. 173] The children of Joseph Bartlett Jun r Son of Benjamin Bartlett 
and Jean his wife 
Benjamin Bartlett born July 2 2 d 1736 
Marcy Bartlett born Aug st 7 1738 

Jean Bartlett born Jan r y 10 17 40/1 Deceas d April . 7 . 1741. 
Joanna Bartlett born Oct r 17 . 1742 
Joseph Bartlett born Dec r 8 . 1745 

6. Elkanah Bartlett born Jan r >' 1 . 1746/7 

7. David Bartlett \ , v . n x rv 

o t a x) .1 ^ r Iwins . Born Jan'* 31 . 17^3 

8. Jonathan Bartlett ) J ° /0J) 

The Children of Michael Burn & Elizabeth his wife 
1. Margeret Burn born January 8 Ul 1736/7 

Elizabeth Burn born November 28 . 1738 

Samuel Burn born October . 8 . 1740, Deceas'd May 8 th 1741. 

Timasin Borne Febr? 13 . 1741. 

Michael Burne, Borne, Sep 1 21 . 1744. 
6. George Burn Borne Nov r 1 . 1746. 
The Child of Josiah Morton jun r & Maletiah his wife 
Seth Morton Born, December 8 . 1735 
Transcribed to page 72 

The Children of James Landman and Joannah his wife 
William Landman born January i st 1725/6 
Thomas Landman born June 1 1 . 1728 
Joannah Landman born february 3 . 1730/31 
Edward Landman born October 5 th 1733 
[p. 174] The Children of Isaac Doty & Mary his wife 

1. Isaac Doten born July 11 th 1735 

2. James Doten born January 22 . 1736/7 



Plymouth, Mass., Vital Records 1 1 1 

3. Hope Doten born, Feb r >' 19 . 1738/9 

4. Mary Doten born Feb 1- ? 12 . 17 40/1 . Deceas d April 24 th 1741 

5. Jeane Doten born Feb f y 12 . 1 740/1 . Deceas d May . 5 . 1741 

6. Ichabod Doten born, Sep 1 15 . 1742 . Deceas d Sep c 28 . 1747 

7 Thomas Doten born I)ec r 24 . 1744 

8 Mary Doten born Feb r >' 4 . 1746/7 

9. Jean Doten born April 16 th . 1749 . Deceas d Aug st 10 th 1750 

10 William Doten born July. 2i bt 1 7 5 1 

11 Rebeckah Doten born April 20 th 1754 Deceas d Sep 1 5 th 1754 
Continued to page 176 th 

The Child of Thomas Bates & Lydia his wife 

Sarah Bates born Dec r : 16 . 1737 

The Children of John Valler & Mary his Wife 

1. Sarah Valler borne Oct r 29 . 1734. 

2. Ann Valler borne Oct r 24 th 1736 . Deceased Aug st 1 . 1738. 

3. John Valler borne . Aug st r . 1739. 

4. Silvanus Valler borne Nov r 21 . 1742. 
5 Silas Valler, borne June 1744 

6. Anne Valler, borne, Sept 1 ' 9 th 1746 

7. Simeon Valler born Dec 1 " 13 th 1748. 

8. Lois Valler born Nov r 15 . 1752 O. S. 

The children of Ezekel Rider & Margeret his wife 
1. Kesia Rider born Dec r 12 th 1737. 

2 Joseph Rider born March 2 2 d 1738/9 

3 Deborah Rider borne July 20 th 1740. 

4 Samuel Rider borne Oct° 18 th 1741 

5 Lemuell Rider, borne, July 24 . 1743 . Deceased Aug st 4 th 1743 

6. Patience Rider, borne, July 7 . 1744. 

7. Lemuell Rider, borne July 7 . 1745. 

10 Margaret Rider, born March 15 th 1748/9. 

8. Ezekiel Rider Born Dec r 31 . 1746 , Deceased Jan r >' y e 19 th 1746/7 

9 A Child Still Born . March y e 15 . 1747/8 was a Son. 

11. Ezekiel Rider born Jan r y 14 . 1750/1 

12. Sarah Rider Born Nov r 14 . 1752. 

Ezekiel Riders Chilldren Continu d To Page 175 th 
The Children of Joseph Mory and Mary his wife 

1 Abigal Mory born' December 15 . 1733 

2 A Daughter Still Borne 

3 Joseph Mory born May 9 th : 1737. 

'4 Mary Morey Borne August 27 . 1739 

Elisha Morey Borne May 14 . 17 41. 

Philemon Morey borne May 15 th 1743. 

Hannah Morey, Borne June 5 . 1745. 
[p. 175] The Child of Anslem Lothrop & Mary his wife 
Joseph Lothrop born 20 f July . 1737 
Transcribed See page 180 

The Children of Jabez Gorham, & Mary his Wife 
1. James Gorham Born July 23 . 175 1 Deceas d 175 1 



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2. Jabez Gorham Born Sep 1 13 . 1753 
The Children, of Gershom Holmes & Lydia his wife 
2 Gershom Holmes born february 4 . 1738/9 
Gershom Holmes Born Deceas d 



Deceas d June 1742 



1749 
his wife * 



Lydia Holmes Born Aug st 1741 

Richard Holmes born Oct r 20 . 1743 

Isaac Holmes born Oct 1 " 9 . 1745 

Lydia Holmes born OcL r 7 . 1747 

Thankfull Holmes borne Sep 1 20 
8. Joseph Holmes born July 7 . 1751 
The Child of Lemuel Jackson & Esther 
Lemuel Jackson born July 17 th 1738* 
The Children of Benjamin Deleno, & Lydia His Wife 
Benjamin Deleno Borne Nov r 29 th 1746 . Deceased Dec r 
Lydia Deleno Borne Nov r 29 1746. 
Being Twins 

The Chilldren of Ezekiel Rider . And Margarett his Wife 
Continued from folio . Page 174 th 
13 Joshua Rider Born June 22 nd 1755 



1746. 



14 Ezra Rider Born March 6 th . 1757 . Deceas d N 



ov* 12 



,th 



1760 



See his Chilldren by his Other Wife the Other book of the Town page 



73 



rd 



[p. 176] The Children of Nicholas Drew and Bathsheba his wife 

h 1737 deceased August 5 : 1738 
• 3 • 1738/9. 



1 Abigal Drew born July 10 
2. Abigal Drew born January . 

3 Lois Drew, borne Eeb r y 22 . 

4 Nicolas Drew borne May . : 

5. Josiah Drew born Aug st 6 . 

6. Abbet Drew born Nov r 25 . 

7. Samuel Drew born Dec r 3 . 

8. David Drew, born, Eeb r >' 17 

9. Stephen Drew, born July 23 



1740/1 . 


deceas d 


[9 . 1743. 




1745- 




1747- 




*749- 




• 1 7 5 2 • 




• *754 





Aug st 7 th 1742. 



& 



Hannah his wife 

wife Contn d from p. 



The Child of Benjamin Bartlett jun 

Stevens Bartlett born May 7 . 1739. 

The Children of Isaac Doten & Mary his 

12. Jabez Doten Born Dec r 27 th 1755 

13 Jn° Palmer Doten Born June 19 th 1758 . Deceased . Sep 1 21 

14. Rebeckah Doten Born . April 2 . 1762. 

The Children of Nathaniel Shirtleff & Lydia his wife 



Nathaniel Shurtleff born Nov r 24 
Lydia ShurtlefT, borne Oct r y e 1 . 
Thomas Branch Shurtleff borne 



11 1739 

1741 

Aue st 



Deceas d Oct r 8 



deceas c 



174" 

1760. 

1748. 
Aug st 



9 • »743 
19 . 1744. 

Sarah ShurtlefT, borne May 14 . 1745 . Deceas d Sep 1 26 th 1748 
Marcy Shurtleff born Feb r y 18 th 1746/7 . Deceas d May 1 . 1748 



Thankfull Shurtleff born Feb'* 4 lh 
Nathaniel Shurtleff born June 27 

* This entry is crossed out. 



748/9 
175-1. 

See original page 170. 



Plymouth, Mass. y Vital Records 113 

8 William Shurtleff born Dec 15 . 1753 

9. Sarah Shurtleff born Nov r 18 . 1755 . Deceas d 

10 Mary Shurtleff born Sep r 27 . 1749* 

11 Paticience Shurtleff born Jan'y y e 12 . 1762. 

[p. 177] The Children of Jabez Holmes & Sarah his wife 

1. Rebecah Holmes born October 25 . 1736. 

2. Jabez Holmes born . July i st 1738 Deceased, Aprill 29 . 1739. 

3. Mary Holmes born May 12 . 1740 

4. Sary Holmes born July 10 . 1742 

5. Stephen Holmes borne, Oct r 13 . 1744 . Deceas d April 13 . 1745. 

6. Mariah Holmes born, Feb**? 20 . 1745/6 

7. David 

The Children of Ebenezer Tinkcom & Mary his wife 

1. Sarah Tinckcom born Nov r 22 . 1733 

2. Ebenezer Tinckcom born february 20 . 1735/6 
The Children of s d Ebenezer Tinkcom & Jean his wife 

1. Mary Tinckcom born October 7 . 1737 . Deceas d Aprill, i8 lh 1739 

2. Mary Tinkcom Borne, April 9 th 1739 . Deceas d 

3. Ebenezer Tinkcom Born, April 14 th 1741. 

4. James Tinkcom Born Jan r y 19 th 1743/4 
5 Phebe Tinkcom Born, July . 12 th 1746. 

6. Susannah Tinkcom, Born . Sep 1 15 th 1748. 

7. Priscilla Tinkcom Born July 26 th 1755 

The Child of Thomas Gardner & Hannah his wife 

Mary Gardner born October 27 . 1738 . desesed 

The Child of Seth Nicholson & Magaret his wife. 

Seth Nicholson borne Feb r y 25 . 1745/6 

The Children of Lemuell Cobb, & fear his Wife 

Lydia Cobb Borne July 22 . 1741. 

Lemuell Cobb Borne Aug st 14 . 1743. 

[p. 178] The Children of Joseph Smith & Lydia his wife 

Sarah Smith born february 9 th 1738/9 

Lydia Smith born May 23 rd 1744. 

The Children of Joseph Bartlett Jun r & Sarah his wife 

Sarah Bartlett born January 23 . 1736/7. 

Joseph Bartlett born October 12 th . 1738 

Thomas Bartlett borne May 31 th 1742. 

Josiah Bartlett, borne, Dec 1 " 1 . 1744 . Deceas' 1 June 26 . 1746 

Martha Bartlett born, Feb'y y e 4 . 1746/7 

Hannah Bartlett born, Nov r 30 th 1749. 

The child of Abner Holmes & Bathsheba his wife 

Abner Holmes born January 6 . 1738/9 (see page 184) 

[p. 179] The Child of Seth Cobb & Sarah his wife 

Sarah Cobb born may 14 th 1739 on Thursday 

see p. 97 

The Children of Caleb Tinckham and Mercy his wife 

1. Mercy borne May 8 th 1726 

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Patience borne July 16 th 1729 

Fear born November 5 th 1731 

Sarah born December 28 th 1733 

Nathaniel born August 12 th 1736 

Caleb born March 2o lh 1738 
The Children of Capt Charles Dyre & Lucy his wife : 

Charles Dyre borne August 13 . 1738 
2. Lucy Borne March 31 . 1741 

The Children of Doct r William Thomas & Mary* his wife 
William Born February 16 . 1739 

2 Ann Thomas Born July 14 th 1741 

4 Elizabeth Thomas Born Jan r v 17 th 1747 Deceas d Feb r y 1749 
[Mary Thomas J lorn Deceased Ap r if 17 jg f] 

3 Peter Thomas Born Dec r 15 th 1744 

[p. 180] The Children of Joseph Morton Jun r & Anna his wife 

1. Peres borne February 3 . 1739 

The Child of Benjamin Warren Jun r and Rebecca his Wife 

1 Benjamin Borne March 13 . 1739/40 

The Children of Barnabas Hedge & Mercy his wife 

1 Abigail Borne December 2 . 1737 ) ^ c , . ,, 

t> 1 t> ,, to* \ iransferred to page . 166 

Barnabas Borne May 3 . 1740. \ t ° 

The Children of Ansell Lothrop & Mary his wife 

1 Joseph Lothrop Born July 20 th 1737 . Deceased October 6 . 1738 

2. Mary Lothrop born October i st 1739 



Betty Lothrop born Aug 51 14 . 1741 

Ansell Lothrop born, March 16 . 1742/3.' 

Joseph Lothrop born Sep 1 20 th 1 745 . Deceas a Nov r 18 th 1746. 

William Lothrop born April 15 . 1748. 

Lydia Lothrop, Born . July . 12 . 1750 . Murthred & Will"' Beadle 
her Husband with four Children at Weathersjield i/i the State 
of Conneciicuit X 
[p. 181] The Child of Abiel Shurtleff & Lucy his wife 
1 Abiel Shurtleff borne, January 20 th 17 40/1 
The Children of Cap 1 Francis Adams and Keziah his Wife 
1 Francis Adams Borne May 21 . 1738 Deceas d July 23 . 1738 

Samuel Adams Borne November 10 th 1740 Dcceas d June 18 . 1741 

Sam 1 Adams Borne, June 26 . 1742. 

Lydia Adams Borne Feb r y 28 . \*iai\ 
Crane 182^. § 

Keziah Adams Borne March 4 

Francis Adams, Born Nov* 26 th 1750. 
The Children of John Witherhead, & Remember his wife 
1. Rebeckah Wetherhead borne Sep 1 28 1733 Deceased Oct r 8 th 1733 

* " Papillon " has been written above in a modern hand, 
t This entry has been crossed out. 
X Words in italics were entered in a modern hand. 
§ Words in italics are in pencil, in a modern hand. 



1743/4 . Died in Middleboro Lydia 
th 1745/6 



Hopkins Notes 1 15 

2 Mary Witherhead borne Sept 12 th 1735. 

3. Rebecca Witherhead borne November 21 . 1737. 

4. Remember Witherhead borne Janr? 23 . 1739 

5. Marcy Witherhead born Oct r 3 . 1742 

, ( Sam 1 Wetherhead born xAug st 6 . 1745 . Deceas d Sep 1 10 th 1745 

■< John Wetherhead born Aug st 6 . 1745. 
' ' ( was Twins 
The Child of Thomas Harlow jun r & Patience his wife 

1. Elizabeth Harlow born Janry 13 th 1738. 

2 Patience Harlow, borne July 23 . 1741. 

3. Elijah Harlow, borne Dec r 16 . 1743. 

4. Mary Harlow, born, Nov r 13 . 1746. 

5. Thomas Harlow, born, Oct r $6 . 1751 . Deceas d Oct 1 ' 14 . 175 1 
6 Abigail Harlow Born, April 9 . 1753 . N. Stile 

[p. 182] The Child of Nath 11 Morton & Rebecca his wife 

Nathaniel Morton borne November . 9 . 1741. 

The Child of Nath 11 Morton, & Mariah his Wife 

Nath 11 Morton borne Nov 1 " y e 27 th 1731. 

The Child of Richard Webber & Priscilla his wife. 

Priscilla Borne April 12 th 1741, 

The Children of John Holmes & Lois his wife. 

1 Nehemiah Born July 12 . 1740. See page 167. 

The Children of Edward Winslow Esq r & Hannah his wife. 

1 John Winslow Borne Thursday May th 14 . 1741 . at seven Clock 

in the morning. Ob.iit July 17 th 1742 . on Saturday Night . at 

half an hour after Twelve 

2. Penelope Winslow, Borne, Aprill 19 th 1743. 

3 Sarah Winslow borne Eeb'y 24 — 1744/5 being Sabbath day. 

4. Edward Winslow Born, Eeb r y 20 . 1746 

5. A Son born March 11 th 1748 . Deeeas d within a few hours after 

( lo be continued) 



HOPKINS NOTES 

By George Ernest Bowman 

Under the general title of " Hopkins Notes" we shall print, 
from time to time, selections from the voluminous notes made 
by the Editor, from original records and documents, relating to 
the descendants of Stephen Hopkins of the Mayflower. 

In this first article are given abstracts, from the Barnstable 
County, Mass., Probate Records, of the wills of Stephen 4 Hopkins 
(Stephen^, Gyles 1 , Stephen 1 ) and his brothers, Judah 4 Hopkins 
and Samuel 4 Hopkins, all three of Harwich, Mass. The proper 



Ii6 Hopkins Notes 

reference to the volume and page of the original records is given 
with each abstract. 

In connection with the will of Judah 4 Hopkins it is important 
to note that he married, first, at Eastham, on 14 April, 1702, 
Hannah Mayo 6 (Samuel*, Hannah Prencc' 6 , Patience 1 Brewster, 
William 1 ), who died 5 July, 17 19; and he married, second, at 
Harwich, on 12 May, 1720, Hannah Mayo 5 (Hannah Freeman^, 
Mercy Prence s , Patience* Brewster \ William 1 ), who survived him. 
These two Hannahs were second cousins. The births of Judah's 
children will be found in our fourth volume ; his two marriages 
in our seventh volume, and the death of his first wife in our sixth 
volume. It will be seen that there was but one child, Samuel 5 
Hopkins, by the second wife. 



[Will of Stephen 1 Hopkins] 

[5 : 112] "Stephen Hopkins of Harwich .... Yeoman being 
Now Stricken In Years" made his will 9 January, 1732/3. Be- 
quests were as follows : 

To "Wife Sarah Hopkins the one half part of all my Per- 
sonall Estate and The Use and Improvement of the one half 
part of all my housings and ... .of one half part of all my Land 
of all kind .... During the Term of her naturall Life" 

To " Daughter Hannah Hopkins one bed & beding bedstead 
Curtains with all furniture Properly belonging to a bed, Over 
and above her Equal Proportion of Estate with her Other 
Sisters" 

"To my Six Daughters Namely Sarah Cobb, Rebeckah 
Higgins Thankfull Linel Mary Snow Phebe Bangs and Hannah 
Hopkins all the other Part of my Personal Estate .... (Except- 
ing only my hand-Irons and Cranes In Equal Proportion To 
Each of them and also all that part of my Personal Estate given 
to my s d Wife as abovesd that shall be Left at her decease I 
give In Equal Proportion To my abovesd Six daughters" 

To "my Two Sons namely Thomas Hopkins & Ebenezer 
Hopkins .... the one half part of all my Lands of all kind. next 
after my decease and The other half Part of all my Lands of all 
kind next after my S d wives Decease .... In Equal proportion 
alike The Sd Ebenezer To have all his half part thereof On the 
Westerly Side of my Lands and The Sd Thomas To have all his 
halfpart on the Easterly Side of my S d Lands Each of my S d 
Sons to have free Liberty .... to Pass and Repass as Occassion 
Shall need Thro* each others Sd part of Sd Lands by gates or 



Hopkins Notes 1 1 7 

barrs provided also that my Said Two Sons Do Provide Suitable 
and Sufficient fire Wood brought To the Door of the house 
Where She Lives during the term She Shall Continue To be my 
Widow Provided also that they my sd two Sons Next after my 
decease do in equal proportion Pay unto my abovesd Daughter 
Hannah Hopkins So much as will make up fourty Pounds with 
the Value of the bed bedding and furniture there of above given 
to her w ch is to be Reckond as part of Said fourty Pounds w ch 
they my Sd two Sons are to Pay unto my Sd Daughter Hannah 
unless She my Sd Daughter Hannah Shall Marry in my Lifetime 
w ch if She Shall Do then my Sd Two Sous to be acquitted from 
Paying the Same" 

To " Son Ebenezer Hopkins .... The one half of my dwell- 
ing house With the one half of all my out housings next after 
my decease and the other half part of my dwelling house and 
the other half part of all my out housings Next After my Sd 
Wiles Decease .... Also I give unto my Sd Son P2benezer 
Hopkins my hand Irons & Cranes" 

To " Son Thomas Hopkins .... all That dwelling house 
Wherein he now Lives" 

" I will that my Sd Son Ebenezer Allow Yearly unto my 
Son Thomas one half part of his Right and Interest in and to 
the fruit of the fruit Trees of my Orchard" 

" my two Sons namely Thomas Hopkins & Ebenezer Hop- 
kins to be my Executors" 

The will was signed by a mark. The witnesses were Joseph 
Doane, Rebecca Paine and Desire Doane, the last signing by a 
mark. On 18 April, 1733, Joseph Doane and Rebecca Paine 
made oath to the will; and on 20 April, 1733, it was probated 
and letter of administration was issued to Thomas Hopkins and 
Ebenezer Hopkins, the executors. 

[Will of Judah 4 Hopkins] 

[8 : 354] " Judah Hopkins of Harwich .... Yeoman" made 
his will 20 January, 1747. Bequests were as follows : 

To " wife Hannah all the Moveables that She had by hir 
father and Mother and I Give to hir the Improvement of the 
One half of My Dwelling house and the one half of the land 
Whereon Said Dwelling house Standeth that is to Say the Im- 
provement of the one half of y e Land from [p. 355] from the 
Kings Road on the South side of Said House and Easter])' to 
M r Chillingsworth fosters Land and then Notherly by Said 
forsters Range to the Middle of the Swamp and then Westerly 



n8 



Hopkins Notes 



through the Middle of Said Swamp So far as my land Extends 
and then so Easterly to Said Road .... During hir Natural 
Life and Likewise give hir Liberty to git hir wood for hir own 
firing During hir Natural life of off any of my woodland and 1 
also give hir hir livelyhood as to provisions of what is in the 
house so long as it lasts" 

To " Daughter Rebecka Hopkins the other half of my Said 
Dwelling house togather with the one half of the land from the 
Kings Road bounded begining at the South west Corner by Fre- 
mans land Near to my Said house and Eastherly by Said Road 
to M r Chillingsworth Fosters land & then Notherly by said 
Fosters Range to the Middle of a Swamp and then Westerly by 
the Middle of Said Swamp so far as my land Extends and then 
Southerly to the first Specifyed bounds .... and also one feather 
bed and bedding" 

To "Daughter Hannah one feather bed and beding" 

To " Son Judah Hopkins .... one peice of land Laying in 
Said Harwich Near his Dwelling house Laying betwen his land 
and the land of David burgis his land Including all that peice of 
land and also all that peice of Meadow of Mine Commonly Called 
the beach Meadow and also the one half of all my Meadow or 
Marsh Ground that I have Undisposed of he paying my Grand- 
son Josiah Hopkins ten pounds old Tennor & also y e one half 
of my woodland " 

To " Son Silvanus Hopkins .... the one half of all my 
Meadow or Marshground that I have not heretofore Disposed 
of and the one half of all my wood land he paying to my Grand- 
son Josiah Hopkins ten pounds in old Tennor" 

To "Son Stephen Hopkins all that my land and Swamp 
from the Middle of a Swamp Laying to the Northward of my 
Dwelling house Down to the beach or water Side " 

To "my two Daughters to wit Martha Lewis and to my 
Daughter Martha Padock five Shillings to Each of them to be 
paid Out of my Moveable Instate " 

To "my Grandson Josiah Hopkins before mentioned" ^20 
old tenor " which I have Ordered my two sons Judah & Silv s to 
pay him and all the rest of my Estate which I have not Disposed 
of both Real and personal I order my Son Judah Hopkins whom 
I Make .... Executor .... to Sell to pay my Just Debts and 
funeral Charges and Leagacies and if there be any thing left to 
be Divided Equally betwen my three Sons" 

The will was witnessed by Isaac Foster, Bussell Maker and 
Joseph Freeman, and was probated 7 March, 1748, on the oaths 
of said Freeman and Foster. 


















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Hopkins Notes 1 1 9 

[8:357] The inventory was taken 12 March, 1748, by Joseph 
Freeman, Nathaniel Stone, Jr., and Isaac Foster. The real 
estate was : " House and barn with the homestead Lt both North 
and South of the Country Road " X'5 53 ; " Out Lands " £97 ; 
Meadow, ^155. 

[Will of Samuel 4 Hopkins] 

[8: 336] "Samuell Hopkins of Harwich .... Yeoman" 
made his will " the Sixth Day of June 1749 ". Bequests were as 
follows : 

To "wife Lydia the Improvement of the One half of my 
Dwelling" house and one third Fart of all My Real Estate During 
hir being my Widdow 1 also give to my Said Wife as hir Dower 
One third part of all my Moveable Estate " 

To " my two Sons to wit Moses and Theodor all the Remain- 
ing Part of my Estate both Real and Personal to them .... to be 
Equaly Divided betwen them that Paying all my Just Debts and 
funeral Charges Equally Betwen them that is to Say all my Real 
Estate the two thirds they are to Posses at my Decease and the 
Other they at the Decease of their Natural Mother only Saveing- 
and it is my will that they the Said Moses and Theodor pay out 
of my Said Estate to my two Grandsons to wit F>lkana Hopkins 
and Lamuell Hopkins five Pounds Appeace in old Tennor and 
as to my Daughters Lydia Crosbee & Relyance Crosbe and Sarah 
Bangs I have given them what I Intend to Give them and to my 
Grandaughter Jane I give Nothing and further I give to my be- 
loved Daughter Fluldah fourty Pounds in old Ten 1 " to be Paid to 
be Paid to hir by my Said two Sons Moses and Theodor out of 
the Estate I have Mentioned that I Gave them Equaly betwen 
them and I Do Constitute and Ordain my Well beloved Son 
Moses my sole Executor of this my last will and Testament" 

The will was signed by a mark. The witnesses were Na- 
thaniel Hopkins, Nathan Foster, and Joseph Freeman. 

The will was probated 7 July, 1749, on the oaths of " Joseph 
Freeman Esq r Nathanell Hopkins and Nathan Foster Subscrib- 
-ing Witnesses to Said will ", and letter of administration was 
issued to Moses Hopkins, executor. 

[8 : 338] An " Inventory of the Estate of M r Samuell Hop- 
kins " taken 22 July, 1749, by Joseph Freeman, Nathaniel 
Stone, Jr., and Chillingsworth Foster, Jr., was sworn to by Moses 
Hopkins, the executor, on 18 October, 1849. The only real 
estate mentioned was : " Houseing and lands Cleared " ^305; 
woodland ^87 ; meadow £6$, 

( To be continued) 






. 



120 Middieboroiight Mass., Vital Records 



MIDDLEBOROUGH, MASS., VITAL RECORDS 

{Continued from page 24) A 

[p. 204] Margaret Whaley the Daughter of Alexander Whaley by 

Elisabeth his wife was born February the : 5 th : 1739/40 
Mary Eddy the Daughter of Zechariah Eddy by Mercy his wife was 

born May the 9 th : 1740 
Priscilla Donham the Daughter of Lemuel Donham by Elisabeth his 

wife was born June the 28 Ul : 1740 
Joanna Wood the Daughter of David Wood by Joanna his wife was 

born December the Second 1737 
Moses Simmons the Son of David Simmons by Priscilla his wife was 

born November the Sixth 1740 
Daniel Smith the son of John Smith by Deborah his wife was born 

October the : 15 th : 1740 
Joanna Tinkham the Daughter of Seth Tinkham by Mary his wife was 

born January the first 1740/41 
Simeon Wood ) Sons of Ebenezer Wood by Lydia his wife were born 
Levi Wood \ Twins September the : 28 th : 1740 
Obadiah Samson the Son of Obadiah Samson by mary his wife was 



born March the 29' 



739 



Consider Benson the Son of Samuel Benson by Kezia his wife was 

born April the : i6 lh : 1730 
Patience Benson the Daughter of Samuel Benson by Kezia his wife 

was born June 27 th : 1732 
John Benson the Son of Samuel Benson by Kezia his wife was born 

August 23 rd 1734 
Lydia Benson the Daughter of Samuel Benson by Kezia his wife was 

born August the 27 th : 1736 
Jemima Benson the Daughter of Samuel Benson by Kezia his wife 

was born May the 7 th : 1739 
Judah Reynolds the Daughter of Elections Reynolds Jun r by Charity 

his wife was born April the first 1737 
Enos Reynolds the Son of Electious Reynolds by Charity his wife 

was born x\pril the : 19 th : 1739 
Joshua Reynolds the Son of Electious Reynolds by Charity his wife 

was born December the : 31 st : 1740 
Fear Tinkham the Daughter of Samuel Tinkham Sen r by Melatiah his 

Wife was born March the : 14 th : 1740/41 
Manasseh Tucker the Son of Benjamin Tucker by Sarah his wife was 

born January the : 14 th : 1740/41 
Nathaniel Miller the Son of David Miller by Susanna his wife was 

born January the Third 1740/41 
Silvanus Thomas the Son of William Thomas Jun 1 ' by Mary his wife 

was born January : 22 nd : 1739/40 



Middleborough, Mass., Vital Records 12 r 

David Thomas the Son of William Thomas Jun r by Mary his wife was 

born March the 23 rd : 1 741/2 
[p. 205] Elisabeth Tomson the Daughter of Jacob Tomson by Elisa- 
beth his wife was born June the : 29 th : 1741: 
Peter Darling the Son of John Darling by Elisabeth his wife was born 

April the : 22 nd : 1726: 
George Darling the Son of John Darling by Elisabeth his wife was 

born May : 25 th : 1728: 
Jedediah Darling the Son of John Darling by Elisabeth his wife was 

born April : 11 th : 1730 
Mary Darling the Daughter of John Darling by Elisabeth his wife was 

born April the : 23 rd : 1732 
Nathan Darling the Son of John Darling by Elisabeth his wife was 

born March the : 2 nd : 1733/4 
Joseph Darling the Son of John Darling by Elisabeth his wife was 

born January the : 27 th : 1735/6 
Elisabeth Darling the Daughter of John Darling by Elisabeth his wife 

was born Eebruary the : 8 th : 1737/8 
■Abner Darling the Son of John Darling by Elisabeth his wife was 

born September the : 10 th : 1739 
William Cushman the Son of William Cushman by Susanna his wife 

was born April the : 12 th : 17 41: 
^Azubah Wood the Daughter of Samuel Wood the Second by Joanna 

his wife was born Eebruary : 7 th : 1740/41: 
John Bennet the Son of John Bennet Jun r by Deborah his wife was 

born April the Eourth 1741: 
Lucia Tomson the Daughter of Caleb Tomson by Abigail his wife was 

born July the : 12 th : 17.41: 
Mercy Raymond the Daughter of Peter Raymond by Christiana his 

wife was born June the 3 rd : 1740 
William Smith the Son of Samuel Smith by Rachel his wife was born 

November the : 4 th : 1740 
Mercy Harris the Daughter of Joseph Harris by Hannah his wife was 

born July the : 8 th : 1741: 
Silvanus Cob the Son of Gershom Cob by Melatiah his wife was born 

June the : 13 th : 1741 
William Nelson the Son of William Nelson Jun r by Elisabeth his wife 

was born July the : 18 th : 1741 
Abigail Washburn the Daughter of Edward Washburn by Elisabeth 

' his wife was born march the 25 th : 1730 
James Washburn the Son of Edward Washburn by Elisabeth his wife 

was born January the : 13 th : 1731/32 
Edward Washburn the Son of Edward Washburn by Elisabeth his wife 

was born June the : 17 th : 1734: 
[p. 206] Drusilla Raymond the Daughter of Amos Raymond by Su- 
sanna his wife was born march the : 4 th :• 1737/8 
Samuel Raymond the Son of Amos Raymond by Susanna his wife was 

born may the : 3 rd : 1740: 



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Mtddleboroughy Mass. y Vital Records 



Susanna Benson the Daughter of Ebenezer Benson by Joanna his 

wife was born June the : 26 th : 1720: 
Mercy Benson the Daughter of Ebenezer Benson by Joanna his wife 

• was born July the : 7 th : 1724 
Manoah Benson the Son of Ebenezer Benson by Joanna his wife was 

born September the : 7 th : 1726 
Elisabeth Benson the Daughter of Ebenezer Benson by Joanna his 

wife was born January the : 12 th : 1728/29 
Elisha Benson the Son of Ebenezer Benson by Joanna his wife was 

born March the : 5 th : 1730/31 
Joanna Benson the Daughter of Ebenezer Benson by Joanna his wife 

was born June the : 25 th : 1733: 
Benjamin Benson the Son of Ebenezer Benson by Joanna his wife was 

born June the : 16 th : 1736 
Thankfull Benson the Daughter of Ebenezer Benson by Joanna his 

wife was born August the : 7 th : 1740 
Jacob Benson the Son of Susanna Benson was born March y e : i st : 

1740/41 
Mary Le Barron the Daughter of James Le Barron by Martha his wife 



was born August the : 9/ 



737^ 



David Le Barron the Son of James Le Barron by Martha his wife was 

born April the : 27 th : 1740: 
Mary Warren the Daughter of James Warren by Mary his wife was 

born September the : 6 th : 1739: 
Cornelius Warren the Son of James Warren by Mary his wife was born 

July the : 29 th : 1.7.41: 
Ephraim Cob the Son of John Cob by Mary his wife was born July 

the 28 th : 1 741: 
Jonathan Thomas the Son of Henery Thomas by Ruth his wife was 

born August : 31 st : 1741: 
Joel Reynolds the Son of Ephraim Reynolds by Alice his wife was 



born October 



1741 



Lucia Darling the Daughter of John Darling by Elisabeth his wife was 

born July the : 15 th : 1741 : 1741: 
John Samson the Son of Obadiah Samson by Mary his wife was born 

November the : 22 nd : 1741 
Ebenezer Bennet Jun r had a Son by Esther his wife which was Still 

born may : I st : 1741 
Emme Torey the Daughter of William Torey by Deborah his wife was 

born may the : 9 th : 1739 who Deceased December the 16 th : 1740 
Fear Torey the Daughter of William Torey by Deborah his wife was 

born January the Third 1741/42 
William Torey the Son of William Torey by Deborah his wife was 

born July the 25 th 1744 



( To be continued) 



Standish Notes 123 

• 

STANDISH NOTES 

P)y George Ernest Bowman 

Under the general title of " Standish Notes " we shall print, 
rom time to time, selections from the voluminous notes made 
>y the Editor, from original records and documents, relating to 
he descendants of Capt. Myles 1 Standish of the Mayflower. 

In this first article are given careful and exhaustive abstracts 
if the will of Miles 3 Standish {Alexander 2 ', Myles 1 ), of the settle- 
lent of the estate of Penelope 4 Standish (Miles^, Alexander 1 , 
Myles 1 ), of the estate of Ebenezer 5 Standish (Zae/iarial^, Eben- 
\er\ Alexander 1 , Myles 1 ), and of the will of Moses 4 Standish 
Ebenezer 2 ', Alexander' 1 , Myles 1 ). These abstracts have been 
nade from the original documents, if they have been preserved 
a the Probate Piles of Plymouth County, Mass. ; otherwise from 
he Probate Records of the county. The proper reference is 
tated with each abstract. 



[The Will of Miles 3 Standish] 

[8: 107] "Miles Standish of Duxbourough .... Husband- 
nan" made his will 31 August, 1739, and signed it by a mark. 
Requests were as follows : 

"unto my Son Miles Standish all my whole Farm of Land in 
Duxbourough aboves d whereon I now Dwell Containing about 
>ix Score Acres .... with all the Plouseing, Fenceing and Or- 
hards .... with all my Salt Meadow, and other Meadow Land 
. . . within the Township of Duxbourough aboves d with all the 
<enceing and Appurtenances and Priveliges thereunto belonging 
. . . Excepting that my Will is, and I do hereby give and be- 
neath to my Dear and Loveing Wife Experience the Improve- 
aent and Income of one Plalfe of the Farm, Houseing, l^enceing, 
)rchards, Meadow, and Meadow Land and Apurtenances above- 
lentioned, and given to my Son Miles Standish, so Long as She 
hall Remain my Widow" 

" my s d Son Miles Standish shall procure for and deliver unto 
:ry s d Wife Experience at the Plouse wherein I now dwell, all, 
r so much Fire Wood as she may Need so long as She Shall 
lemain .... my Widow " 

"to my Son Miles Standish, my biggest pair of Iron Brand 
)oggs with all my Teem Furniture " 



124 



Standi sh Notes 



u to my Daughter Sarah Weston the Wife of Abner Weston '| 
^20. 

"to my Daughter Patience Jenny the Wife of Caleb Jenny" 

"to my Daughter Priscilla Standish" ;£iO. 

"to my Daughter Penelope Standish " /,ioo. 

" to my s d Wife Experience and my s d Daughter Priscilla 
Standish, all the rest and Residue of my Moveable Estate that 
is not above in these Preasants Mentioned, nor Disposed off. 
to be Equally Divided between them " 

"my two abovenamed Daughters viz 4 Priscila Standish, and 
Penelope Standish shall have free Liberty each of them to Dwell 
in my now Dwelling House, so long as theay, or each of them 
Shall Continue Unmarried " 

" my aboves d Son Miles Standish, and my s d Wife Experience 
to-be Executor and Executrix" 

The will was witnessed by John Wads worth, William Brewster 
and Joseph Bartlett. 

[8 : i io] The will was probated 20 September, 1739, all three 
witnesses being present, and a letter of administration was issued 
to " his Son Miles Standish and his Widow Experience Standish 
Executors " 

[8: 162] On 5 March, 1739, an inventory of the real and 
personal estate of " Miles Standish late of Duxbouro .... Hus- 
bandman Deac d " was sworn to by Edward Arnold, John Wads- 
worth and Samuel Weston, the appraisers. The real estate was : 
"his Farm whereon he Dwelt, with all the Houseing Fenceing 
.and Orchards thereon and thereunto Belonging with all other his 
Meadow, and Meadow Land within the Town of Duxbourough " 
^2000. Joshua Drew and Japhet Bicknall were indebted to 
the estate. Miles Standish, the executor, made oath to the in- 
ventory on 13 March, 1739. 

[10 : 157] On 20 May, 1 746, the account " of Miles Standish 
of Duxborough .* . . . Executor of the last will .... of Miles 
Standish late of s d Duxboro Deceasd " was presented and ap- 
proved. Cash had been received from Joshua Drew, Japhet 
Bicknal, Jethro Sprague, Jonathan Delano, Benjamin Pryor, 
Nathaniel Brewster, John Delano. Payments had been made 
to Priscilla Standish, Eliphas Weston, John Wadsworth, Ileze- 
kiah Keen, John Pryor, "Caleb Jenne & Patience his wife", 
George Partridge, Eleazar Harlow, Josiah Thomas, Ransom 
Jackson, William Brewster, Uriah Wadsworth, Abner Weston, 
Edward Arnold, Esq., Ebenezer Bartlett, Samuel Weston, 
Joshua Brewster, Thomas Prince, Seth Brewster, Benjamin 



Standish Notes 125. 

Samson, Benjamin Pry or, Richard Adams. The balance on 
hand was ^£222, 7s., id. 

All original papers relating to this estate have disappeared 
from the files. 

[The Estate of Penelope 4 Standish] 

[8: 215] On 7 July, 1740, "Experience Standish of Dux- 
bourough .... Widdow " was appointed administratrix on the 
estate of " Penelope Standish late of Duxborough afores d Spin- 
ster Deceased " 

[From the original bond] On 7 July, 1740, *' Experience 
Standish widdo & Joseph Brewster & Joshua Brewster yeomen 
all of Duxboro " gave a bond of £200, Experience Standish 
having been appointed administratrix " on the Estate of her 
Daughter Penelope Standish Late of Duxboro afores d Spinster 
Dec d " 

The bond was signed by all three, Experience signing by a 
mark. The witnesses were John Winslow and Benjamin Alden. 

[From the original warrant] On 7 July, 1740, "Edward 
Arnold Esq r Mes rs Joseph Brewster & Joshua Brewster all of 
Duxburough " were appointed to appraise "the Estate Real and 
Personal which Penelope Standish Late of Duxboro afors d Spin- 
ster Dyed Seized of " [The warrant was also recorded, 8 : 216.] 

[From the original inventory] " An Inventory of .... the 
estate that Penelope Standish Late of Duxborough Singlewoman 
Dyed Seizd of" was taken 7 July, 1740, by Edward Arnold, 
Joseph Brewster and Joshua Brewster. The total was ,£136, 14s., 
and included " a Legacy Given her by her Father" of ^100. 
[The inventory was also recorded, 8 : 217.] 

[8:242] On 3 November, 1740, Experience Standish, ad- 
ministratrix, presented an account, winch was allowed. Pay- 
ments had been made to Joshua Brewster, Priscilla Standish and 
Doctor Marlow. 

[The Estate of Ebenezer 5 Standish, Jr.] 

[From the original] On 1 February, 1747, a letter of admin- 
istration on the estate of " Ebenezer Standish late of Plimton 
. . . . Yeoman Deceased " was granted to " David Churchel of 
Plimton .... Yeoman" [The letter was also recorded, 11 : 35.] 

[From the original] On 1 February, 1747, "David Churchill 
William Bonney & Isaac Bonney all of Plymton " gave a bond 
of £500, David Churchill having been appointed administrator 
"on the Estate of Ebenezer Standish Late of s d Plymton yeo- 



126 



Stan dish Notes 



man Dec d " The bond was signed by " David Churchel " <( Wil- 
liam Boney" and "Isaac Bonney " and was witnessed by Jonah 
Stetson and Ezekiel Turner. 

[n : 275] On 2 April, 1748, an inventory of the estate of 
" Ebenezer Standish jun r late of Plimton Deceasd " was sworn 
to by Josiah Perkins, William Bonney and John Bradford, the 
appraisers, and by David Churchel, the administrator. No real 
estate is mentioned. 

[11 : 276] On 2 April, 1748, "Averick Standish widdow of 
the abovenamed Ebenezer Standish jun r Deceasd prayd that" 
^40 " old tenour might be set of to her as necessary to keep 
house with" and this amount was allowed. 

[11: 390] On 22 January, 1749, Benjamin Weston and 
Josiah Perkins, -'appointed Commissioners .... To Examin the 
Claims of the Creditors on the Estate of Ebenezer Standish ju r 
late of Plimton Dec d which said Estate was rendred Insolvent, 
we haveing Notyfied as the Law directs and haveing Examind 
the Claims the acco 1 is as followeth " The estate was indebted 
to: Thomas Croade, Esq., Isaac Churchell, fl D r Josiah Sterte- 
vant ju r with an Note of Jo. Waterman ", Abner Cushman, Isaac 
Lobdil, Ephraim Holmes, Edward Sears, Jonathan Ring, David 
Churchel, Elijah M c farlen, Ebenezer Soule, Deacon Josiah 
Perkins, Zachariah Standish, Ebenezer Cole, David Curtis, 
Dr. Polycarpus Loring, Benjamin Weston. 

[11: 391] On 13 February, 1749, "David Churchel adm r 
on the Estate of Eben r Standish ju r " presented his account, 
which was allowed. " The Estate pays the Creditors 3/4! old 
tenour on the pound" 



[The Will of Moses 4 Standish] 

[20: 388] On 28 February, 1769, "Moses Standish 
gentleman " of Halifax, Mass., made his will. Bequests were as 
follows : 

To " wife Rachel Standish the use .... of one half of my 
dwelling-house wherein I now live the half to be the easterly end 
of said house > with the little room at the easterly end, and also 
all my homestead lands whereon I now dwell with the barn and 
orchard excepting three apple-trees, also my fresh-meadow lying 
upon Winnatuxet brook lying in Plimton, so long as she shall 
remain my widow. Also .... a piece of cedar-swamp lying in 
Colchester-swamp in Plimton containing about three or four 
acres .... Also .... two cows & six sheep, and one swine if 
there so many of mine at my decease .... Also .... the use & 



Standish Notes 1 27 

improvement of all my indoors moveables during her natural life 
excepting my wearing apparel & military armour." 

" unto my son Moses Standish one lot of upland & swamp 

lying in Plimton, which I bought of Isaac & Jonathan Samson 

in the neck called Bee-tree-neck, and another lot of upland lying 

in the same neck which I bought of the widow Phoebe Norton 

I to him his natural life and after his decease to his son Ebenezer 

; Standish" 

" to my son John Standish, the one half of my dwelling-house, 
I to be the westerly end of said house, to come in possession of it 
at my decease . and all my homestead-lands & buildings & or- 
I chard excepting three apple-trees and eight acres of the land to 
■ be measured out upon the north side of my homestead to be of 
I an equal breadth from the road to the other side . to come in 
i possession of it after my wel beloved wife hath done with it " 

To "my two sons Moses Standish & John Standish a piece 
of fresh-meadow lying in Plimton upon Winnatuxet-brook, to be 
equaly devided betwixt them after my wel beloved wife has done 
: with it " 

" unto my four daughters Rachel, Zerviah, Rebeccah, & Sarah 
i eight acres of my homestead land to be measured off upon the 
north side, and to be of an equal breadth from the road to the 
other side to be equaly divided betwixt them after my welbeloved 
wife hath done with it ... . also .... all my indoors moveables 
to be equally divided betwixt them after my wife's decease, ex- 
cepting my wearing apparel & military armour & books " 

" unto my two sons & four daughters all the books to be 
equally devided betwixt them after my wife's decease." 

" unto my son John Standish all my cattle, horses, sheep, and 
swine which I shall have at my decease, excepting what is already 
given to my welbeloved wife " 

"unto my two sons Moses & John Standish all my wearing 
apparel and my military armour, and all the outdoors moveables 
not yet disposed off to be equally divided between them " 

"unto my son Moses Standish the. use & improvement of 

-three apple-trees in my orchard, during his natural life, he to 

make his choice of said trees within one month after my decease." 

"to my welbeloved wife a debt Due to me from Samuel 

Robins if it be not recovered before my decease " 

" unto my son John Standish all the just debts that shall be 
due to me at my decease excepting the debt due from Robins, 
and it is my will also that my son John Standish shall pay all my 
just debts & funeral charges out of what I have given to him in 
this will." 



12 



Notes by the Editor 



" I do appoint my son John Standish of Hallifax in the county 
of Plymouth yeoman, to be my sole executor " 

The will was witnessed by Noah dishing, Joseph Waterman 
and James Churchell. 

[20: 389] On 15 May, 1769, the will " of Moses Standish 
late of Hallifax .... gentleman deced " was presented for pro- 
bate by the executor and was proved, all the witnesses being- 
present. 

[20: 289] The inventory of "Moses Standish of Hallifax in 
the county of Plymouth yeoman deced" was taken and sworn to, 
on 29 June, 1769, by Moses Inglee, Noah Gushing and Ephraim 
Soule. On 20 November, 1769, John Standish, the executor, 
made oath to the inventory. Real estate (not described) was 
valued at ^229, 6s., 8d. " More real-estate, viz, i pew & } part 
of a stable" £i t 16s. The total amount of the inventory was 

[20: 346] On 31 March, 1770, "The account of John Stan- 
dish of Hallifax .... Labourer, executor .... of Moses Standish 
Late of said Hallifax yeoman deced " was sworn to ; and it was 
allowed on 17 May, 1770. Payments had been made to Zebedee 
Chandler ; Ephraim Soule ; Jacob Soule ; Thomas Mayhew, Esq. ; 
Dr. Powers ; Timothy Ripley ; Noah Gushing ; Moses Inglee, 
constable, for rates ; Reuben Tomson ; Edward Winslow, Jr. 

All original papers relating to this estate have disappeared 
from the files. 

( To be continued) 



NOTES BY THE EDITOR 



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Eleazer Morton's Family Record ; . ■ .- • Facing page 1 2t; 
I, Eleazer Morton's Family Record .... , , . ; ,129 

;;li,, ; ;CiiATjiAM r Mass,, Vital Records. Transcribed by George 

Ernest Bowman. (Continued) . . . . . '130 

. Ill, ,, Cooke Nqtes, By George Ernest Bowman. (Continued) . 136 
IV/Eastiiam and Orleans Vital Records,. .(Continued) , . . 140 
V. The Diary 'of, Jabez Fitch, Jr. (Continued) . . , \ . . 145 
VI. Trovincetown, Mass., Vital Records. Transcribed :by 

George Ernest Bowman. (Continued) . . . . 149 

VII.' Unrecorded Barnstahle County Deeds. (Continued) , 154 

VIII. Plymouih, Mass.", Vital Records. (Continued) . . „ ( 159 

IX. , Rogers Notes, By the Editor. (Continued) . . . . 165 

X, Bridqewatkr, Mass., Vital Records. (Continued) . . . . .168 

;XI, Hopkins. Notes, (Continued) . . . .... 175 

XII. Plymouth Colony Deeds. (Continued). . . . .178 

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ELEAZER MORTON'S FAMILY RECORD 

The accompanying illustration presents Eleazer Morton's 
family record, a photograph of which has been presented to 
the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants by Mr. 
Oscar Elisha Morton, whose father, Oscar Mortimer Morton, 
was a son of Elisha and a grandson of Eleazer and Lucy. The 
record is owned by Mrs. Grace B. Thurston, a granddaughter 
of Samuel Morton, born 20 January, 1784. 

Samuel 4 Doty, the father of Lucy, was the son of John 3 
Doty {John 1 , Edward 1 ). 

A copy of the record follows : 
" Eleazar Morton son of Ichabod Morton was born Fe b 25 th 1752, 

and was married to Lucy Doty August 18 th 1777 
Lucy Doty daughter of Samuel Doty was born De c 27 th j 7 5 1 , and 

was married to Eleazar Morton Aug 1 18 th 1777 Departed this 

life August 29th 1838 
Clark Morton was born November the 10 th 1781 
Sally Morton was born August 10 th 1782 and departed this life 

the 30 th of the same 
Samuel Morton was born January the 20 th 1784 and departed this 

life July 30 1846 
Ichabod Morton was born March the 21 st 1785 
Eleazar Morton was born May the 4 th 1787 
Lucy Morton was born February the 10 th r 7S9 
Elisha Morton was born November the 8 th 1790 
David Morton was born Feb. 26 th 1793 and departed this life 

Oct. the 9 th 1803" 

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130 



Chatham > Mass., Vital Records 



CHATHAM, MASS., VITAL RECORDS 

Transcribed hy George Ernest Bowman 
{Continued from Vol. XIII, p. ?/) 

[p. 114] February 10th 1758 then was Entred the Intentions of mar- 
riage between Hezekiah Eldredg and Mary Doane Both of 
Chatham P r James Covel Town Clerk 

February 22: 1758 : Then was the Intentions of marriage between 
Caleb Nickerson and Elisabeth Mayo Both of Chatham P r James 
Covel Town Clerk 

March 4th 1758 then was the Intentions of marriage between David 
Buck and Ruhama Doane Both of Chatham Entred with me 
James Covel Town Clerk 

May 19th 1758 then was the Intentions of marriage between Judah 
Mayo jr of Chatham and Mary Rogers of Harwich Entred In 
order for publishment with me — James Covel Town Clerk 

May 19th 1758 — Then was the Intentions of marriage between 
Lumbart Nickerson and Eunice Rider both of Chatham Entred 
in order for publishment : with me James Covel Town Clerk 
N: B before the Banns ware out Asked the proceeding of the 
above Lumbart Nickerson and the above Eunice Rider In Mar- 
riage ware forbidden by Nathaniel Rider the Reputed father of 
Sd Eunice (Entred pr James Covel : Clerk 

July nth 1758 — Then Henry Wilson of Chatham Entred his Inten- 
tions of marriage with Sarah Chase of Sd Chatham pr James 
Covel Town Clerk 

August 12th 1758 : Then Solomon Collings Jr of Chatham Entred his 
Intentions of marriage with Mary Taylor of said Chatham pr 
James Covel Town Clerk 

August 26th 1758 Then Jairues Eldredge of Chatham Entred his 
Intentions of marriage With Prissilla Iiarding Jr of sd Chatham 
pr me James Covel Town Clerk 

September 29th 1758 Then mr Samuel Collings of Chatham Entred 
his Intentions of marriage with mrs Patience Eldredge of Sd 
Chatham pr James Covel Town Clerk 

October 4th 1758 Then Eiisha Cobb of Truro Entred his Intentions 
of marriage with Dorcas Doane jr of Chatham — Recorded pr 
James Covel Town Clerk 

October 20th 1758 Then George Godfrey and Janne Berce Both of 
Chatham had their Intentions of marriage Each to the other 
Entred In Chatham with me James Covel Town Clerk 

November 4th 1758 the Intentions of marriage betwee[n] Thomas 
Lincoln of Harwich and Phebey Godfrey of Chatham was Entred 
with me James Covel Town Clerk — Turn over 



Chatham, Mass., Vital Records 131 

[p. 115] December 1 6th 1758 Then Samuel Higgins y e 3 d of East- 
ham Entred his Intentions of marriage with Elisabeth Bassett of 
Chatham In order for publishment : Pr James Covel Town Clerk 

January 13th 1759 Then Thomas Hamilton Junr of Chatham Entred 
his Intentions of marriage with Ruharua Doane of sd Chatham 
In order for Publishing— Pr James Covel Town Clerk 

January 13th 1759 Then Lumbart Nickerson of Chatham ReEntred 
his Intentions of marriage with Eunice Rider of sd Chatham In 
order for publishing againe & the Father of sd Eunice who had 
before forbidden the proceeding Declaring that the Cause was 
Removed and that he would no more object it I Proceed and 
Publish them again — Pr James Covel Town Clerk. 

February 3rd 1759 Then Thomas Crowd of Chatham Entred his 
Intentions of marriage with Sarah Keney of Said Chatham In 
order for publishing : Pr James Covel Town Clerk 

February 10th 1759 Then Garshom Phiney jr of Harwich Entred his 
Intentions of Marriage with Martha Ilird of Chatham In order 
for Publishing — Pr James Covel Town Clerk 

March 22 11759 Then Samuel At wood of Eastham had his Intentions 
of marriage with Experience Nickerson of Chatham Entred In 
order for Publishment to be set up &c Pr James Covel Town Clerk 

July 2 nd 1759 then Prence Nickerson of Chatham Entred his Inten- 
tions of Marriage with Ruth Atkins of sd Chatham In order for 
Publishment &c Per James Covel Town Clerk 

August nth 1759 — Then David Crowe! of Chatham Entred his 
Intentions of Marriage with Thankful Attwood of Eastham — per 
James Covel Town Clerk 

August 11th 1759 Then Thomas Doane of Chatham Entred his In- 
tentions of marriage with Lettice Eldredge of Said Chatham — pr 
James Covel Town Clerk 

February 9th 1760 Then Reuben Cahoon of Harwich Entred his 
Intentions of Marriage with -Thankful Bassett of Chatham In 
order for Publishment Per James Covel Town Clerk 

[p. 116] March 29th then Uriah Nickerson of Chatham Entred his 
Intentions of Marriage with Hannah Smith of sd Chatham In 
order for Publishments &c pr James Covel Town Clerk 

April 1 6th 1760 Then David Buck and Nemme Ken wrick Both of 
Chatham had their Intentions of Marriage Each to the other 
Entred In Chatham In order for Publishment &c — Pr me James 
Covel Town Clerk 

April 23rd 1760 Then Joseph Covel a Resident In Chatham Entred 
his Intentions of Marriage with Mary Nickerson of Harwich In 
order for Publishment ; Pr James Covel Town Clerk 

April 26th 1760 : then John Jarvice of Eastham Entred his Intentions 
of marriage with Mary Chase jr of Chatham In order for publish- 
ment — Pr James Covel Town Clerk 

May 10th 1760 Then Nathaniel Hinkley of Harwich Entred his 
Intentions of marriage with Mercy Nickerson of Chatham In 
order for Publishment &c — per James Covel Town Clerk 



132 



Chatham, Mass., Vital Records 






April 21 : 1760 Then was the Intentions of marriage between Thomas 
Harding and Content Howes Both of Chatham Entred In order 
for a Publishment by Prence Harding, with me James Covel 
Town Clerk 

June 30th 1760 Then was the Intentions of marriage between Knowles 
Godfrey & Jerusha Rider Both of Chatham Entred In order for 
Publishing by the sd Knowles Godfrey — with me James Covel 
Town Clerk 

July 8th 1760 Then Paul Harding and Elisabeth Newcomb Both of 
Chatham had their Intentions of marriage Each to the other 
Entred In order for publishment &c With me James Covel Town 
Clerk 

August 9th 1760 Then Harding Rider of Chatham Entred his Inten- 
tions of marriage with Hannah Eldredg of said Chatham In 
order for Publishment &c per James Covel Town Clerk 

August 9th 1760 Then Elijah Smith of Chatham Entred his Intentions 
of marriage with Elisabeth Myrick Then a Resident In this 
Town of Chatham In order for publishment per me James Covel 
Town Clerk 

September 6th 1760 Then James Covel jr of Chatham Entred his 
Intentions of marriage with Sarah Hall of Harwich In order for 
Publishment — by James Covel Town Clerk 

October 10th 1760 Then Job Chace of Harwich Entred his Intentions 
of marriage with Edee Basset of Chatham In order for publish- 
ment &c — per me James Covel Town Clerk 

November 15 th 1760 Then James Rider of Chatham Entred his 
Intentions of marriage with Hannah Slator of said Chatham In 
order for Publishing &c by me James Covel Town clerk 

[p. 117] November 29th 1760 Then was the Intentions of marriage 
between Prence Nickerson and Mary Crowel Both of Chatham 
Entred In order for publishment Sec. by me James Covel Town 
Clerk 

December 9th 1760 Then Joseph Howes jr Entred the Intentions of 
marriage between Samuel Snow jr of Eastham & Sarah Atkins 
of Chatham In order for publishment and gave me the fee &c 
Per James Covel Town Clerk 

January 3 rd 1761 Then Prence Harding of Chatham Entred his 
Intentions of marriage with jedidah Young of sd Chatham In 
order for Publishment &c Per James Covel Town Clerk 

January 17 th 1761 Then Samuel Hamilton jr of Chatham Entre his 
Intentions of marriagh with Miriam Keney of sd Chatham In 
order for publishment &c per James Covel Town Clerk 

February 6th 1761 : Then Nathaniel Covel j r of Chatham Entred 
his Intentions of Marriage with Rebeckah Rider of yarmouth 
In order for publishment by me James Covel Town Clerk 

Febraary 7 th 1761 Then Eliphelet Hamilton and Mary Eldredg Jr 
Both of Chatham had their Intentions of marriage Entred In 
Chatham In order for publishment by James Covel Town Clerk 



Chatham, Mass., Vital Records 133 

February 7th 1761 Then Seth Nickerson of Province Town Entred 

his Intentions of marriage with Mary Smith of Chatham In order 

for publishment by James Covel Town Cler 
May 8th 17 61 Then the Intentions of marriage between Eliezer Sears 

jr of yarmouth and Bethiah Godfrey of Chatham was Entred In 

order for publishment &c — by James Covel Town Clerk 
May 1 6th 1761 Then the Intentions of Marriage betwixt Simeon 

Berce & Joanna Bassett both of Chatham was Entred In order 

for Publication by James Covel Town Clk 
May 23rd 1 761 Then the Intentions of marriage betwixt Joseph 

Howes J r & Eunice Collings J r both of Chatham was Entred In 

order for publishment by me James Covel Town Clerk 
July 3 1 : 1761 Then Caleb Rogers of Yarmouth Entred his Intentions 

of marriage with Hannah Hamilton of Chatham In order for 

Publishment by me James Covel Town Clerk 
[p. 118] September 5th 1761 Then Nathan Nickerson of Chatham 

Entred his Intentions of marriage with Susana Cole of Sd 

Chatham by the mouth of Stephen Nickerson In order for 

Publishment by James Covel Town Clerk 
October 9th 1761 Then Edward Nickerson of Harwich Entred his 

Intentions of marriage with Hannah Covel of Chatham In order 

for Publishment therof : by James Covel Town Clerk 
October 14th 1 76 1 Samuel Rogers of Eastham Entred his Intention 

of marriage with Deborah Bassett of Chatham In order for a 

Publishment Thereof by me James Covel Town Clerk 
January 22 nd 1762 Then was the Intentions of marriage betwixt 

Sparrow Nickerson of Chatham and Abigail Burg of Harwich 

Entred In order for publishment by me — James Covel Town 

Clerk 
February 20th 1762 Then Isaac Howes of Chatham Entred his 

Intentions of marriage with Susana Nickerson of said Chatham 

In order for publishment — by James Covel Town Clerk 
March 6th 1762 Then Abner Eldredge and Sarah Eldredg Both of 

Chatham had their Intentions of marriage Each to the other 

Entred In order for publishment — by me James Covel Town 

Clerk \ 

March 27th 1762 Then Moses Rider and Patience Doane Both of 

Chatham had their Intentions of Marriage Each to the other 

Entred In Chatham In order for publishment thereof — by James 

Covel Town Clerk 
April 10th 1762 Then Eliphelet Hamilton Entred his Intentions of 

marriage with Elisabeth Keney (being Both of Chatham) In 

order for publishment &c by James Covel Town Clerk 
April 17th 1762 Then Moses Nickerson and Rebbecka Atkins Both 

of Chatham had their Intentions of marriage Each to the other 

Entred In order for publishment by James Covel Town Clerk 
May 1st 1762 Then Reuben Cahoon of Harwich Entred his Inten- 
tions of marriage with Sarah Nickerson of Chatham In order for 

Publishment by me James Covel Town Clerk 












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Chatham, Mass., Vital Records 



May 15th 1762 Then George Berce and Mercy Godfry Both of Chat- 
ham had their Intentions of marriage Each to the othether Entred 
In order for publishment In sd Chatham — by James Covel 
Town Clerk 

July 27 : 1762 Then Benjamin Godfrey as a resident In Chatham 
Entred his Intentions of marriage with Bethiah Atwood of Said 
Chatham In order for publishment by James Covel Town Clerk 

[p. 119] August 14 th 1762 Then James Covel of Chatham Entred his 
Intentions of marriage with Ruth Okelley of Yarmouth In order 
for Publishment — by James Covel Town Clerk 

October 30th 1762 Then Elisha Howes Entred his Intentions of mar- 
riage with Bethiah Hawes both of said Chatham In order for 
Publishment &c — by James Covel Town Clerk 

November 19th : 1762 — -Then Joseph Doane jr Entred his Intentions 
of marriage with Mercy Rider Jr (being both of Chatham) In 
order for publishment by James Covel Town Clerk 

February 19th 1763 Then Moses Godfrey Ju r of Chatham Entred his 
Intentions of marriage with Tabitha Sears of Yarmouth In order 
for Publishment there of to be made by me James Covel Town 
Clerk 

March 18th 1763 Then John Smith of Chatham Entred his Intentions 
of marriage with Lydia Snuw of Eastham In order for Publish- 
ment there of by James Covel Town Clerk 

April 23 rd 1763 Then Joshua Nickerson and Deborah Rogers both of 
Chatham had their Intentions of marriage Each to the other 
Entred In order for Publishment &c pr James Covel Town Clerk 

May 2 1 st 1763 Then Nathan Bassett j r and Eunice Mayo Both of 
Chatham had their Intentions of marriage Each to the other 
Entred In order for Publishment &c by James Covel Town Clerk 

August 6th 1763 Then Thomas Basset of Chatham Entred his Inten- 
tions of marriage with Mary Newcumb of the District of Welllieet 
In order for Publishment by me James Covel Town Clerk 

October i st 1763 Then Smalley Phillips of Harwich and Happy Basset 
of Chatham had their Intentions of Marriage Each to the other 
Entred In order for Publishment In Chatham —by James Covel 
Town Clerk 

ortober 15th 1763 Then M r Samuel Ballard of Boston and M rs Fear 
Sears of Chatham had their Intentions of Marriage Each to the 
other Entred in order for Publishment In Chatham — by James 
Covel Town Clerk 

October 25 th 1763 Then mr Daniel Gilman of Exetor and mrs Tabitha 
Emery of Chatham had their Intentions of marriage Each to the 
other Entred In order for publishment In Chatham by James 
Covel Town Clerk 

[p. 120] November 19th 1763 then James Freeman and Ann Eldredge 
Eoth of Chatham had their Intentions of marriage Each to the 
other Entred In order for publishment In Chatham by James 
Covel Town Clerk 



Chatham, Mass., Vital Records 135 

December 3 ,d : 1763 Then Thomas Nickerson and Bethiah Harding 

Both of Chatham had their Intentions of Marriage Each to the 

other Entred In order for Publishment by James Covel Town Clerk 
January 28th 1764 Then Benjamin Godfrey of Chatham Entred his 

Intention of marriage with Sarah Mayo of sd Chatham In order 

for Publishment — by James Covel Town Clerk 
March 23rd 1764 Then Nathaniel Myrick of Harwich Entred his 

Intentions of marriage with Hannah Gould of Chatham In order 

for publishment — by James Covel Town Clerk 
March 23rd 1764 then the Intentions of marriage betwixt Nathan 

Sears of Rochester & Rebecca Crowel of Chatham was Entred 

In order for Publishment by James Covel Town Clerk 
March 31st 1764 Then Seth Smith jr Entred his Intentions of marriage 

with Elisabeth Eldredge jr In order for publishment — by James 

Covel Town Clerk 
April 14th 1764 Then John Nickerson jr of yarmouth Entred his 

Intentions of marriage with Mary Harding of Chatham in order 

for publishment by James Covel Town Clerk 
May 4th 1764 Then Thomas Howes J r and Hannah Mayo both of 

Chatham had their Intentions of marriage Each to the other 

Entred In Chatham In order for Publishment to be made thereof 

by James Covel Town Clerk 
June 2 nd 1764 : Then Giddeon Nickerson and Sarah Berce Both of 

Chatham had their Intentions of marriage Each to the other 

Entred In Chatham In order for Publishment there of to be 

made by James Covel Town Clerk 
June 12th : 1764 Then David Smith Jun r and Elisabeth Godfrey Both 

of Chatham had their Intentions of marriage Each to the other 

Entred In order for Publishment there of to be made by me 

James Covel Town Clerk 
August 1 8th 1764 Then the Intentions of Marriage betwixt Jonathan 

Buck & mary Nickerson jr Both of Chatham ware Entred In 

Chatham In order for Publishment by James Covel Town Clerk 
September 19 th : 1764 Then Benjamin Berce of Chatham Entred his 

Intentions of marriage with Mercy Smith J r of said Chatham In 

order for Publishment thereof by James Covel Town Clerk 
Turn to Page (149) 

( To be continued) 



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Cooke Notes 



COOKE NOTES 
By George Ernest Bowman 
( Continued from Vol. X, p. 46) 

In this article we present careful and exhaustive abstracts of 
the wills of Caleb 3 Cooke {Jacob 1 , Fvluicis 1 ), of Plymouth, and 

his widow Jane ( ) Cooke, of Kingston. The latter place 

was set off from Plymouth, and made a separate town, in 1727. 
The abstracts have been made from the original wills, still pre- 
served in the probate files of Plymouth Count)'. 

The original will of Caleb 3 Cooke is now in two pieces, and 
it is somewhat worn at the edges, but nothing of value has been 
lost. The missing words (or parts of words) have been sup- 
plied, in brackets, from the record in the fourth volume of the 
probate records. 

The births of the children of Caleb and Jane will be found 
in our fourth volume. 






[Caleb 3 Cooke's Will] 

[From the original will] " Caleb Cooke Sen r of Plymouth 
. . . . Yeoman" made his will 10 February y 1721. Bequests 
were as follows : 

"to Jean my dearly beloved wife my best bed and the furni- 
ture belonging thereunto also the Lower part of the Westerly 
En[d] of my dwelling house, also Twenty pounds in good bills 
of Publick Crefdit] in the Province or Currant money of New 
England to be paid in mannefr] following yearly and every year 
dureing her natural Life . out of the Esta[te] of my Son John 
hereafter by this Instrument given unto him the sum of five 
poufnds] . also out [of the ] Estate hereafter given unto my other 
three Sons, to wit Caleb James [&] Joseph five pounds Each . 
upon default of the payment of all or [any Part] to Enter upon 
the Instate of that party that is faulty." 

To " Son John .... (under the Consideration above men- 
tioned as also what Shall be here[after] ordered.) all that part 
of my homestead that Lyeth below t[he] high way bounded 
begining at a heap of Stones about three Rod a[nd] a half to 
the Southward of a Round cobling Rock that Lyeth in th[e] 
highway . from thence Extending North Easterly to a Large 



Cooke Notes I 37 

white Oak [Tree] and from thence to a Stump that the fence 
now lyes upon at the hea[d of] the marsh from thence Northerly 
as the fence now Stands till it c[omes] to a Large Rock that is 
near the Steping Rock and from S d Roc[k Westerly to S d 
Steping Rock in a Creek and then bounded by Said Crfeek till] 
it comes to Grays meadow, and then bounded by a parcell of 
Meadow Said John Cooke lately bought of m r Thomas and then 
bounded by Said Me[a]dow till it comes to James Howlands land 
and then by S d James Howla'fl[ds] and Thomas Howlands Land 
till it comes to the fishing Rock by the water Side and then 
ranging Southerly by the water Side till it comes to the Lari[d] 
of John Tinkcom and then Ranging Westerly by S d Tinkcoms 
Land to the hig[h] way and then by said high way til it comes 
to the bounds first mention [ed] " 

To '"' Son Caleb .... (under the Consideration aforemen- 
tioned as also what Shall be hereafter ordered.) all that part of 
the purchase made from Samuel Fuller that Lyeth to the North- 
ward of Smelt brook till it comes to the foot of a hill about 
Twenty Rod westward of the high way, and then by the way up 
into the wood[s] through my Land till it comes to the head of 
S d purchase . being all to the Northward of s d brook & way . 
Reserving half an Acre of s d Land on the Northerly corner of 
the westerly Side of the high way " 

To " Sons James & Joseph .... (under the Consideration 
aforementioned as also what Shall be hereafter Ordered.) all the 
Houseing Lands and meadow and Swampy Land that I have in 
the Township of Plymouth or Elsewhere Excepting a purchase 
I made of John Sturtevant of about an Acre & halt of Salt 
meadow and the reserve out of my Son Calebs part. Notwith- 
standing what is afore written my will is that there be a way 
allowed through my s d Land down to the waters Side & up into 
the woods where it now is" 

" unto my grand children the Children of my daughter Jean 
Harris the Sum of thirty pounds in bills of Publick Credit .... 
or Currant money .... to be paid to them at my decease by my 
£on John Six pounds yearly Successively until! the s d thirty 
pou[nds] be paid " 

"unto my daughter Ann Johson* .... thirty pounds in bills 
of Publick Credit .... or Currant Money .... to be paid at 
my decease by my Son Caleb Six pounds yearly Successively 
untill the s d thirty pounds be paid." 

"unto my daughter Elizabeth Johnson .... thirty pounds 
in bills of Publick Credit .... or Currant Money .... to be 

*This is recorded "Johnson" and is so given in her mother's will. 



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paid at my decease by my Son James Six pounds yearly Suc- 
cessively untill the s d thirty pounds be paid " 

To "Son Robert Carver & Mary his wife .... all that half 
Acre of Land reserved out of y e bequest made to my Son Caleb, 
also I give and bequeath unto my daughter Mary [CJarver .... 
thirty pounds in bills of Publick [Crejdit .... or Currant Money 
.... to be paid at my decease by my Son Joseph Six pounds 
yearly Successively untill the S d thirty pounds be paid :" 

"all the remainder of my Estate whatsoever and wheresoever 
after my Just debts are paid (Excepting my Cedar Swamp at 
colechester w ch I do hereby give and bequeath unto my Sons 
Caleb James. & Joseph .... to be Equally devided amongst 
them) one third part to be to my Loveing wife forever . and the 
other two thirds to be Equally devided amongst my Children 
and grandchildren afores d ." 

"I do ... . make .... my Loveing wife Jean Cooke my 
Sole Executrix " 

The will was signed by a mark and was witnessed by Sarah 
Shurtliff, John Dyer and Francis Adams. On 31 March, 1722, 
Sarah Shurtliff made oath to the will; on 4 April, 1722, the 
other witnesses made oath; and the will was probated 13 April, 
1722. [The will was also recorded, 4 : 324.] 

[From original inventory] On 6 April, 1722, "the movable 
estate of M r Caleb Cooke Late of Plymouth desesed togather 
with a piece of salt marsh & sedg ground Laying in the town- 
ship of Plymouth abovsd Lieing one jonses river betwen the 
salt marsh and sedg ground of John cooke and the medow of 
charles litle the place being known by the name of canoe creek " 
was inventoried by "Jacob Michell " " Robart Ctishman " and 
"Joseph Michell "; "salt medow & sedg ground " were valued at 
£16, 10s. ; "1 read mear and young colt the one half being John 
Cooks the one half at " £4, 5s. ; "5 cord of wood in fillers field " 
£i, 1 os. The total was ^£193, 7s. 6d. Debts were due the 
estate from James Cooke and " wiliam pain of boston " 

The estate was indebted to "m r John murdoch ", Fleazer 
Rogers, Thomas "fileps", John Watson, Esq., Samuel Bartlit, 
Elisha Cobb, John Dier, Francis Adams, James Barneby, Robert 
Brown, Dr. Lazarus Lebaron, James Cooke, Elisha Wads worth, 
Deborah Ring, " hilciah Tinckom jun r ", John Tinckom ; "Caleb 
Cooke for nursing" £$ ; " Joseph Cooke for nursing " ^3 ; John 
Cooke, Jacob Mitchell, Robert Carver, Charles Little, Dr. Caleb 
Loring. The amount of indebtedness was £61, 7s., 6d. 

The inventory was sworn to, on 9 April, 1722, by "Jane 
Cooke Executrix .... of her husband Caleb Cooke late of 



Cooke Notes I 39 

Plimoth . . . .-Deceased" [The inventory is also recorded, 

4:328.] 

[Widow Jane Cooke's Will] 

[From the Original will] " I Jane Cooke of Kingston .... 
widdow relict of Caleb Cook of Kingston aforesaid deceased : 
being Sick and weak of body .... do Constitute .... my loving 
son in law Robert Carver of Kingston aforesaid mariner to be 
.... Sole executor to this my last will " 

"unto my eldest son John Cooke of Kingston afores d hus- 
bandman " 5 shillings. 

" unto the heirs of my Son Caleb Cook J un of Kingston 
afores d deceased " 5 shillings. 

"unto my Son James Cooke of Kingston afores d husband- 
man " 5 shillings. 

" unto my Son Joseph Cooke of Kingston aforesaid hus- 
bandman " 5 shillings. 

" unto my daughter anne Johnson the wife of James Johnson 
late of midleton in the Colony of Connecticut in new england 
husbandman" ,£5. 

"unto the heirs of my daughter Jane harris of bridgwater 
deceased " ^5. 

"the remainder of my estate I do give unto my other two 
daughters viz mary carver the wife of Robert Carver of Kingston 
afores d and betty Johnson the wife of robert Johnson of North 
Yarmoth in the county of york in new england tayler to be 
equaly divided between them and it is to be understood that 
this will has no regard to what I have before given to my grand- 
child Jane Johnson alias morion being a bed with the appurte- 
nances thereof " 

The will was dated 8 April, 1736, and signed by a mark. 
The witnesses were Abiah Wadsworth, Ebenezer Fuller and 
Mary Wadsworth, the last signing by a mark. 

The will was proved 24 April, 1736, all three witnesses being 
present. [The will was also recorded, 7 : 194.] 

[From the original] The inventory was taken at Kingston, 
17 August, 1736, by "Joseph Michell ", Ebenezer Fuller and 
Abiah Wadsworth. No real estate was mentioned. 

(To be continued) 



140 Eastliam and Orleans, Mass., Vital Records 






EASTHAM AND ORLEANS, MASS., VITAL RECORDS 

[Continued from page 76) 

[p. 24] Jonathan Mayo and Thankful! Twining were Married by m r 

Samuel ozburn on the ninth day of april annodomini : 1719 
Ruth Mayo the daughter of Jonathan and Thankful! mayo was born 

at Eastliam on the Sixteenth day of march annodomini 1720/21 
Hannah Mayo the daughter of Jonathan and Thankfull Mayo was 

born at Eastham on y* Sixth day of December annodomini 1721 
Elisabeth Mayo the daughter of Jonathan and Thankfull Mayo was 

born at Eastham on the first day of September annodomini 1723 
Rebecca Mayo the Daughter of Jonathan and Thankfull mayo was 

born at Eastham on the thirtynrst day of may annodomini 1725 
Theophilus Mayo the Son of Jonathan and Thankfull mayo was born 

at Eastham on y e Secund day of april Annodomini 1727 
Jonathan Mayo the Son of Jonathan and Thankfull Mayo was Born 

at Eastham on y e Seventeenth day of March* annodomini 1728/9 
ffebruary 4 th 1731/2 then Thankfull mayo Daughter of Jonathan & 

Thankfull mayo was born entred V me Joseph Doane Town 

Clark . 
April 13 : 1733 then Mary Mayo Daughter of Jonathan & Thankfull 

Mayo was born 
[April 7 th 1733 then Rebecka mayo Daughter of Jonathan & Thank- 
full Mayo was born f] 
Ebenezor May Son of Jonathan Mayo was born the 9 th clay of ilebru- 

ary 1734/5 
Constant Mayo Daughter of Jonathan Mayo was born 8 th day of 

Aprill 1737 
Jerusha Mayo was Daughter of Jonathan Mayo born 25 day of 

august 1739 
Look Below for Deaths 
Thomas Twining and Alice mayo Boath of Eastham ware married in 

Eastham By M r Joseph Crocker Clark in in January 16 : 1755 

Entred pr Thomas Knowles Town Oar 
Hannah Mayo Daughter of Jonathan and Thakful Mayo Died may 

y e i6 lh 1767 
Jonathan Mayo Died may y e 17 th 1768 

Thankful mayo Wife of Jonathan mayo Died 28 of august 1779 
[p. 25] Elisabeth Rogers the daughter of Nathanael and Elisabeth 

Rogers was Born at Eastham on the tenth day of January anno- 

dom : 1718/19 
Sarah Rogers the daughter of Nathanael and Elisabeth Rogers was 

Born at Eastham on y e fourth day of april annodomini 11717 
*" April " was crossed out and " March " interlined, in the same hand, 
t This entry was crossed out. 



Eastham and Orleans > Jlfass., Vital Records 141 

Nehemiah Rogers the Son of Nathanael and Silence Rogers was Born 
at Eastham on the 31 th day of October annodomini 1723 : 

Ruth Rogers the Daughter of Nathanael and Silence Rogers was born 
at Eastham on y e 31 th day of July annodomini 1725 

Jabiz Rogers Son of Nathaniel & Silence Rogers was born June 30 th 
1727 

Temperance Daughter of nathaniel & Silence Rogers was born De- 
cember 3 : 1729 

Mehitable Daughter of nathaniel & Silence Rogers was born Decem- 
ber 9 th 173 1 entred ¥ Joseph Doane Town dark 

Sarah Rogers Daughter of Nathaniel & Silence Rogers was born the 
17 th day of October 1735 

nathaniel Rogers Son of Nathaniel & Silence Rogers was born the 
29 th day of aprill 1738 

Prince Knowls Son of Samuel Knowls the third was born the 30 th 
clay of October 1736 

[p. 26] Joshua Cole the Son of Elisha and anne Cole was Born at 
Eastham on the ninth day of October anno domini 11715 

unice cole the daughter of Elisha and anne Cole was Born at East- 
ham on the twentyfourth day of November annodomini: 17 17 

Joseph Hatch Abigael Brown Jun both of Eastham were married by 
m r Isaaih Lewis march the 1 Day 1759 Entred by me Edward 
Knowles Town Crerk 

Mary Crocker Daughter of Job and Mercy Crocker was born at East- 
ham on the 3 d day of November 1748 and Died may y e 31 : 1755 

Apphia Crocker Dafter of Job and marcy Crocker was Born in East- 
ham on the 22 Day of August 1750 

marcy Crocker the Dafter of Jobe and marcy Crocker was Born in 
Eastham octobar : y e : 3: 1752 

mary Croker the Dafter of Job and marcy was Born in Eastham 
Septembar 31 : 1756 

nathaniel Croker the sun of Job and marcy Croker was Born in East- 
ham June 30 : 1758 

Relianc Crocker Daughter of Job and Marcy Crocker was Born in 
Eastham June y c 9 11 ' 1760 

[p. 27] Charles Luis the Son of Thomas and [*] Luis was Born on 
the nineteenth day of October annodomini: 1716 

Thomas Luis the Son of Thomas and [*] Luis was Born on the ninth 
day of June annodomini : 17 18 

may 29: 1755 then David harding and sarah Brown Boath of East- 
ham ware marid in Eastham By M r Edward Chever Clark 

Daniel Eldridg of Eastham and Elisabeth Atkins of Chatham were 
married by Nathanael ffreeman Esqu r on y e 31 day of January 
annodom 1727/8 

Daniel Eldrig Son of Daniel and Elisabeth Elisasebeth Eldrig was 
born at Eastham on the 7 th day of march 1729/03! 
* Spaces were left for the given name of the mother, 
t Sic. 



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Thankfull Doane the Dafter of Capt Elisha and hope Doane was 
Born in Eastham febuary 21 : 1745 and Died August 16 : 1747 

Elisha Doane the sun of Elisha and hope Doane was borne in East- 
ham April 2 : 1747 and Died septembr 2 : 1747 

hanah Doane the Dafter of Elisha and hope Doane was Born in 
Eastham febuary the 5 : 1749 

Isaiah Doane the sun of Elisha and hope Doane was Born in East- 
ham octobar 27 : 1753 

hope Doane the Dafter of Elisha and hope Doane was Born in East- 
ham march 24 : 1756 

Elisha Doane Son of Elisha an hope Doane was Born in Eastham 
the* 

[p. 28] Hannah Higgins the Daughter of Samuel and Mehittabell 
Higgins was Born on the twelf clay of July : 1719 

Ebenezer Higgins the Son of Samuel and Mehitabell Higgins was 
Born at Eastham on the twentyfirst day of July annodom 11721 

Martha Higgins the daughter of Samuel and Mehitabel Higgins was 
Born at Eastham on the Secund day of October annodom : 1723 

Susanna Higgins the Daughter of Samuel and Mehittabell Higgins 
was born at Eastham on the third day of february annodomini 
1725/6 

Jonathan Higgins the Son of Samuel and Mehetabel Higgins was 
born at Eastham on the third day of april annodomini 172S 

Samuel Higgins Son of Samuel Higins & Mehitable higgins was born 
in Eastham the Sixth day of august 1730 entred V" Joseph Doane 
Town clerk 

Eliakim Higgins Son of Samuel & Mehitable higgins was born the 
21 day of January 1732/3 entred V Joseph Doane Town dark 

may 22 : 1755 then Jabez Snow Jr and Elisabath Doane Boath of 
Eastham ware marid in Eastham By M r Edward Chever Clark 

Josiah Snow Son of jabez and Elisabeth Snow was Born otober 17 th 

1755 
Hannah Snow Daughter of Jabez and Elisabeth Snow was Born 

September the 10 th 1757 

Silvanus Higgins Son of Samuel and Mehetible Higgins was born 12 
day of October 1736 

Prince Higgins the Son of Samuel Higgins and Mehetible was born 
April 28 1 741 

Barshaba Dafter of Samuel and marget freeman was Born in harwich 
may 30 : 1738 

Immanuel white of Barnstable and Martha Cole were married in 
Eastham by Joseph Doane Esqu r on the nineteenth day of 
august annodom : 17 19 

Elkenah Paine of Truro and Reliance Young of Eastham were mar- 
ried by m r Samuel Ozbum on the tenth day of march anno- 
domini 1719/20 

* This entry was left unfinished. 



Eastham and Orleans , Jlfass., Vital Records 143 

[John Crowell of yarmouth and experience Higgins of Eastham were 
married by Nathanael ffreeman Esqu 1 ' february y e 25 th 1719/20*] 

[p. 29] Zacheus Higgins the Son of Beniamin and Sarah Higgins 
was Born at Eastham on the fifteenth day of august annodomini : 

1719 
Solomon Higgins the Son of Beniamin and Sarah Higgins was Born 

at Eastham the eighth day of September annodomini : 1721 
Lois Higgins the Daughter of Benjamin and Sarah Higgins was Born 

at Eastham the Sixth Day of august annodom : 1723 
Isaac Higgins the son of Benjamin and Sarah Higgins was Born at 

Eastham on the twelf day of July annodomini 1725 
Freeman Higgins the Son of Benjamin and Sarah Higgins was Born 

at Eastham on y e twenty eighth day of July annodomini 1727 
John Paine Sen r and Alice Mayo were married by m r Samuel Ozburn 

on the third day of march annodomini: 1719/20 
Hannah Paine the Daughter of John and Alice Paine was Born at 

Eastham on Wednesday the eleventh day of January annodomini : 

1720/21 
James Paine the Son of John and Alice Paine was Born at Eastham 

on the Seventeenth day of December anno domini 1723/4! 

being tuesday 
Hannah Paine the daughter of John and Alice Paine dyed on y e 28 th 

day of January anno Domini: 1723/4 
James Paine the Son of John and Alice Paine Dyed on the twenty- 
third day of february annodomini : 1723/4 
Thomas Paine the Son of John and Alice Paine was Born at Eastham 

on the Sixth day of april annodomini 1725 
Alice and Hannah Paine the daughters of John and Alice Paine were 

born at Eastham on y c fourth day of December anno Domini 

1728 
M r John Paine Dyed on the 18 th day of October anno Domini 1731 

entred f Joseph Doane Town dark 
[p. 30] Joshua Higgins Jun r and Ruth Twwining were married by 

mr Samuel osborn on y e 15 th day of October annodomini: 1719 
Sarah Higgins the daughter of Joshua and Ruth Higgins was born 

at Eastham the twentyeighth day of march annodomini : 172 1 
Zacceus Higgins the Son of Joshua and Ruth Higgins was Born at 

Eastham on the thirteenth day of December annodomini: 1722 

and Died the Sixth day of april 1726 
Ruth Higgins the daughter of Joshua and Ruth Higgins was Born at 

Eastham on the fifteenth day of august anno Domini 1725 
Zacceus Higgins the Son of Joshua and Ruth Higgins was Born at 

Eastha on y e eighth day of October annodomini 1727 
Hannah Higgins Daughter of Joshua & Ruth Higgins was born at 

Eastham the eight t day of March 1729/30 
*This entry has been crossed out. See original page 30. 
tSic. 
I " Sixth " was crossed out and " eight " interlined. 



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Joshua higgins Son of Joshua & Ruth higgins was born the third day 

of Jul) r 1732 entred W Joseph Doane Town clark 
William Higgins Son of Joshua & Ruth Higgins was born the fifth 

day of September 1734 
Rachel higgins Daughter of Joshua higgins was born the 23 day of 

august 1737 
Easther Higgins Daughter of Joshua Higgins was born the 7 th day of 

february 1739/40 
Levie Higgins Son of Joshua Higgins was born the 27 day Of June 

1742* 
Prissila Higgins Daughter of Joshua higgins jun r was born the first 

day of may 1743* 
february David walker Son of Thankfull Brown and Grand Son to 

william walker was Born in Eastham february the 6 day 1759 
Ebenezer Rogers of Harwich and Hannah Cooke of Eastham were 

married by m r Samuel Ozburn on the 24 th day of march : 1719/20 
John Crowell of yarmouth and experience Higgins of Eastham were 

married by Nathanael ffreeman Esqu r on the third day of march 

annodomini: 1719/20 
[p. 31] John ffreeman the Son of John and Thomison ffreeman was 

Born at Eastham on the 30 th day of Janary annodomini : 1719/20 
Mary ffreeman the Daughter of John and Thomison ffreeman was 

Born at Eastham the 27 th day of march annodomini : 1721 
Mercy ffreeman the daughter of John and Thomison ffreeman was 

Born at Eastham on the on the eighth day of may annodomini: 

1722 
Abigail ffreeman the Daughter of John and Thomison ffreeman was 

born at Eastham on the Sixth day of June annodomini: 1723 
Joseph ffreeman the Son of John and Thomison ffreeman was born at 

Eastham on y e twentysixth day of January annodom : 1724/5 
Gideon ffreeman the Son of John and Thomison ffreeman was Born 

at Eastham on the third day of may annodomini 1726 
Hannah freeman Daughter of John & Thomison ffreeman was born 

in Eastham the 12 day of July 1728 
Joshua ffreeman Son & Eunis ffreeman Daughter of John & Thomi- 
son ffreeman ware born in Eastham the first day of May 1730 
Joshua ffreeman Son of John ffreeman and Thomison ffreeman was 

born in Eastham november 29 tl ' 1731 
Tamsen ffreeman Daughter of John ffreeman and Tamsen ffreeman 

was Born at Eastham July the 3 th 1734 
Moses Bacor Son of Samuel and Deborah bacor was born in Eastham 

the 14 th clay of October 1727 
Samuel Baker Son of Samuel and Deborah baker was born in East- 
ham December the 8 th 1729 
Isaac Baker Son of Samuel and Deborah Baker was born in Eastham 

Aprel y e 20 th 1733 
Deborah Baker Daughter of Samuel and Deborah Baker was born in 

Eastham august y c 8 th 1735 
* Sic. 



The D'iary of Jabez FitcJi, Jr. 145 

Ebenezer and Thankful Baker Son and Daughter of Samuel and 
Deborah Baker was burn at Eastharn September y t 18 th 1737 

Sarah Baker Daughter of Samuel and Deborah Baker was Born at 
Eastharn Desember y e 13 th 1740 

( To be continued] 



THE DIARY OF JABEZ FITCH, JR. 

{Continued from page Sj) 

Sunday y e 19 th of • Aug* 1759 y e Evening following I was 
with Jab z Doming &c. 

Sunday y e 26 th In y e Morning I went Down to M r Johnson's 
Meeting hear'd part of a Discorse from Genes s 17 th I st consent- 
ing y e perfection of a Saint in this Life &c. Then I went Down 
to y e lower Meeting & hear'd part of a Sermon from old M r 
Roseter. Se Several of my old Acquaintants, lit of bro 1 ' Pela' 1 
& went home with him where there was Amos Avery W m More 
Lam 11 Burrows & Anna Avery tho most of em went away Soon 
— In y e Evening Bro 1 ' & I went to M 1 ' Amos Burr's where I Se 
my friend Isaiah &c 

ye 27 th In y e morning M 1 ' Jn° Walworth was at Bro r ' s at 
9 oClock I Set out to come home with his Son Chester Got 
home at 2 &c 

ye 30 th we finish'd cross plowing our Ground & began to 
Sow our YVheet 

y e 31 st Was a very Rainy Day 

Sept 1 ' y e I st 1 thrash'd for Gid n II 1 

Sunday yf 2 nd in y u afternoon I hear'd M l Wight finish a 
Discorse on pride & in y e Evening I se Jn° Kirtland & Simon 
Perkins — this Day after meeting bro 1 ' Pelat h came to Father's, 
he brought us news of Bro' Cord 1 being well Some time ago in 
y e Westindies 

ye ^th \Ye hear'd y e news of Gen 1 Woolf's Defect at Quebec 

ye 5th we finish'd Sowing Wheet 

y e 7 th we had an ac l in y e prints of Gen 1 Woolf's Retreet 
Down S t Lawrance but not with y e Loss y* we first understood 
he had Sustain'd 

Sunday y e 9 th I Siay'd at home y e Evening following there 
was a Conciderable Eight in y e North 

ye lx th ]^ ro r R u dd & his wife & two Son's came to Father's 



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The Diary of [abez Fitch , Jr. 



in y e Evening Deac n Mix & his wife & Ens" Brewster's wife was 
here. This night there was Somthing of a Light in y e North 

y e 12 th Bro r Rudd & Sist 1 ' went home. This Day we finish'd 
haying. 

ye I4 th j^y ye p r i n t s ye Late News of Gen 1 Woolf's Retreet 
is controdicted 

Sunday y e 16 th In y e Evening I help'd take up Some Bee's 
&c. 

ye jytu Was a very rainy Day, in y e morning I was at mill 
& was very wet before I got home 

ye 18 th This night there was another remarkable Light in y e 
North which I think Lasted all night 

y e 20 th We hear y t Bro 1 Cord 1 is come into N. London & y e 
22 nd he came home to Fathers, y e Night following I watch'd 
with Banajah Fitch who was then very Sick &c 

Sunday y e 23 rd I hear'd M r Wight from Isaiah 53 rd 3 rd 

y e 26 th this Evening I was at Benj 11 Fitch's with Gideon 
Haskel &c 

y e 28 th In y e Evening I Se M r Kirtland M r Haskel & his 
wife & Esq r Perkins I Spent Some time with Jn° Kirtland &c. 

Monday y e I st of Oct 1 " was our muster at Capt: Tracy's this 
Day he gave y e company a Treat &c — Also this Day James 
Cook j r was chose Searj* & Abel Clark Gierke — I was at y e 
Capt s Some time in y e Evening Se Several of my old Acquaint- 
ants &c. 

ye gth Toard night I was Down at Pocatanock where I lit of 
Ezra Brewster W m Pollard & At 1 Grey I went with them to a 
husking at y e Widd w Brewster's &c 

Sunday y e 7 th I was at Newent meeting hear'd M r Power's 
from Ephe: 6 th 13 th 14 th after meeting I was at Benj n Fitch's 
& in y e Evening I was in company with Timo> r Simon & Elisha 
Perkins & M r Bushanel 

ye g-th ye forepart of y e Day I Spent at Benj n Pitch's & in 
y e afternoon I was at an Artilary at y e Meeting house had Some 
Discorse with Lieu* Bishop & Some other Gent'men. y e Even- 
ing following there was Somthing of a Light in y e North 

y e 1 i th in y e morning I was Taken Sick 

y e 13 th Bro 1 " Pelatiah came here & y e next morning he gave 
me a Portion of Ipocackawana — this Day James Mix's child 
Died 

y e 20 th Doct r Perkins came to se me 

Sunday y e 21 st I tock a Portion of Sceney — y e Evening 
following there was a company of young people here 

y e 22 nd In y e morning M r Richards was here, we had a rais 

































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The Diary of Jabez Fitch, Jr. 147 

after Sheep &c. y e Latter part of y e Night following & y e next 
Day was very Windy and Rainey weather 

ye 24th \Yas a clear cold Day I was at at Bro r Elisha's, this 
is y e first of my going abroad after my Sickness 

y e 25 th I was at M r Sim 11 Brewsters & at Sam 11 Freeman's. 

y e 26 th I was at y e Landing" paid J z Downs 7/9 for Simson &c. 

Sunday y e 28 th there was one Fraysher (a Scotchman) here &c. 

ye 20 th we finish'd pulling beans & gathering Corn — This 
Evening Bro r Pelatiah came to Fathers — Elisha was here &c 

ye gist j n ye m orning Doct r Downer was at Fathers. Bro r 
Pela h Downer & I went & viewd his Land on y e N side of y e 
Rode then we went to Banaj h Fitch's where Bro r Sold S d Land 
to y e Doct r for ^150, then we went to Land L d Lehards & 
compleated S d Bargain, & Bro r & I came home. Also this Day 
I Bargaind with him for Some old Hogshead, Toard night I 
went to mill & came home by y e way of Bro r Elisha's, they told 
me y t Paul Park was to preach there this Evening 

ye jst f N ov r Amos Brewster came to se me. After noon 
I carried Some Beans to y e Landing. And y e Evening follow- 
ing I se U Bishop at Benj n Fetch's &c. 

ye 2 nd In y e morning I was at U Tracy's to buy Some Hogs 
but did not finde him at home. 

ye yd Was a violent Storm of Rain & Wind. 

y e 6 th Jonus Hambleton Married upon Mary Rockwell. 

y e 8 th 1 bought Some hogs of Father, this Day also we kil'd 
two hogs — In y e afternoon Bro r Cord 11 & Ezra Pride came home 
from Weding. 

y e 10 th I had a Fit of y e Fever & Ago — this Day I hear'd 
of the Death of Waite Lester who Died of y e Small pox &c. 

Thursday y e 15 th was Thanksgiving Day. 

ye t ^th ]3 ro r Rude! & his Wife came to Fathers. This Day 
Several people were brought in to this plais (from y e Landing) 
Sopos'd to have y fc Small pox. 

Sunday y e 18 th In y e Evening I cros'd Sezar's Ferry & went 
to Benj n Fitch's, Indion Andrew was cetch'd &c 

y e 19 th The forepart of y e Day Bro r Rudd & I spent at 
hunting — Toard night I Se Capt: Hide who was then Survey- 
ing Haskill's farm. 

ye 20 th Was our Training Lieu 1 Tracy gave a Treet. 

Sunday y e 25 th I hear'd M r Kirtland at our Meeting-Hous 
from John 14 th 5 th & 6 th ver' s . 

y e 30 tn I went to y e Landing and made a market of my pork 

December y e I st I kil'd my hogs & carried them away to 
W m Coit, they w d 272 lbs. 



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The Diary of Jabez Fitcli, Jr. 



Sundy y e 2 nd Bro r Pela* sent his Son josep 11 to Fathers, he 
brings news of their Elisha's being very badly burnt — Then I 
went to Town for Some articles y t Bro r Sent for, & in y e Even- 
ing we set out & went Down to Grot' 1 about 8 oClock got to 
Bro rs &c 

y e 3 rd Amos Burrows & I went to Sam 11 Wolworth's & 
M r Palmers Drink'd Cyder &c, a very eold day at night I came 
to Bror s & watch'd with y e Child Some part of y e night 

ye ^th i W ent over to Baileys & Gave him a Note for i8£ 
& got a Deed — then Set out & came home 

y e 5 th In y e Evening I rid on to y e Ice tumbled Down &c 

Sund: y e 9 th I hear'd M r Lord of Preston from Hebrews 
4 th I st Elsha Perkins came home with me from meeting, I went 
' e River with him &c. This Day W m Stewert was 
Sol n Andrus came home from y e Camp 



1.6 th I heard M r Johnson from 2 nd Corint" 4 th 17 th 



as far as y< 
burried &c. 

y e 15 th there fell a conciderable Snow 

Sund: y e 

& 18 th verses — This Day I hear'd of y e Death of Jn° Hide who 
Died of y e Small pox Yesterday. 

ye 20 th I went to y e Landing & there heard y* Cap fc Winchip 
had lost his Bowsprit in a gail of wind & had put into Rhod- 
Island. 

y e 14 Ins 1 Micajah Pride being taken Sick & Suspected to 
have ben Expos'd to Cetch y e Small-Pox was carried to Bro r 
Elisha's old house, his Distemper prov'd to be y e Pluricy, & 
Some other violent Fever Seting in, he Died y e 22 Ins* — This 
afternoon I help'd carried him Down to his own house — His 
Bro r Harbud is now Sopos'd to be near his End with y e Same 
Distemper 

Sunday y e 23 rd I Heard M r Wight from Psalm 27 th 4 th — 
The Evening following while I am writing I hear of y e Death of 
Harbud Pride 

Christmas Day I Attended y e Solem funeral of y e above 
mentioned men, & heard M r Wight preach a Sermon from Job 
9th I2 th — -fhis Day I se Absolem Pride who had Lately come 
home from Susquehanah 

ye 27th i n ye E ven i n g i} ro r Pelatiah came to leathers &c. 

y e 28 th In y e morning I went with Bro 1 ' Pelatiah up to Bro r 
Elisha's, & then to Aunt Haskil's to se Andrew who was Sick. 
In y e Afternoon I was at our Society Meeting whare I se Sev- 
eral fools with their brains full of Nonsens 

Sunday y e 30 th I hear'd M r Wight at y e Widd w Pride's from 
Psalm 28 th 5 th 

ye 3 t st 1 w ent to y e Landing & Rec d Some money of W m 






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Proviiicetown, Mass., Vital Records 149 

Coit — This Day I hear'd of y e Death of M r Amos Yeamens 
who Died yesterday at Newent. 
Dec r 31 st 1759 

( To be continued) 



PROVINCETCWN, MASS., VITAL RECORDS 

Transcribed by George Ernest Bowman 

{Continued from Vol. XIV, p. ijo) 

[p. 20] Olive Nickerson, daughter to Erios & Lucy Nickerson, born 
Noveiuber i^ {h 1793. 

Enos, their soft, born January 30 th 1796. 

Caleb, their son born 26th. April, 1798. 

Lucy, their Daughter, born, 23 d August, 1800 

Huldah Cook, their Daughter Born, 30 November, 1802. Died 
Oct I st 1839 

Harvey, their son born, June 24th, 1805. 

Charles their Son Born August 5 th A.D. 1807. 

Nathaniel Lewis their Son Born Aug st 30 th 1810. 

Maria their Daughter Born June 27 th A.D. 1816 

Mr. Enos Nickerson, Died June 22 d 1825. 

Mrs Lucy Nickerson Died August 26 th 1833. 

[p. 21] Eunice Nickerson, daughter to Ebenezer and Salome Nick- 
erson, born Aug. 30 th 1794. 

Salome, their daughter, born June 21 st 1797. 

Mary, their Daughter Born August 20 th 1799 

Ebenezer their Son Born October 13 th 1801 

Evelina their Daughter Born May 31st. 1804 

Salome Nickerson departed this Life June 11 th 1804. 

Record of the Births & Deaths of the Family of Reuben and Milley 
Dyer. 

Elisha Mayo their Son born Sept 6 th 1825 

Betsey their Daughter born May 18 th 1829 

[p. 22] Isaiah Atkins, son to Silas & Bethiah Atkins born October 
16 th 1786. 

Bethiah, their daughter born Eebv 20 th 17S9. 

Silas, their son born October 27 th 1790. 

Martha, their daughter born June 5 th 1793. 

Joshua, their son born March 16 th 1795. 

John, their son born September 2 nd 1797. 

Sally, their Daughter Born December i st 1799 died 20 th November 
1800 

Sally, their Daughter Born November 13 th 1801 



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Martha their Daughter born June 5 th 1793 died January 21 st 1803 
Joshua their Son born March 16 th 1795 died May 



1003 
Died July 29 th 1803 



Bethiah Atkins Wife of Silas Atkins 

M r Silas atkins Died Feb 4 th 1840 

[p. 23] Reccord of the Births, and Deaths, of the Family, of Josiah 

& Sally Nickerson 
Anna, their Daughter, Born April 14 th 1792 died Sep r 19 th 1793 
Josiah their Son Born Decern 1 ' 29 th 1793 died August 2 <! 1794 
Reccord of the births and Deaths of the Family of Josiah & Alary 

Nickerson. Viz ; 
Sally their Daughter born April 4 th 1797 died November 28 th 1798 
Josiah, their Son, Born October 16 th 1798 died 
Mary Nickerson Departed this Life Jan? 4 th 1799 
Record of the births and Deaths of the family of Josiah & Ruth 

Nickerson 
Mary their Daughter Born January 7 th 1802 
Jemima Atkins, their Daughter born January 30 th 1804 
Josiah Nickerson departed this Life Apl. 3 d 1805. 
[p. 24] Record of the Births & Deaths of the family of William and 

Abigil Cros Nickerson 
William, their Son born August 9 th 1795 died September 23 d 1796 
Mary, their Dauguter born September i ht 1797 died 
Hannah Kinny, their Daughter Born October 25 th 1798 died February 

4 th 1800 
Jonathan, their Son, born October 14 th 1801 died July 20 th 1802 
Abigail Cros their Daugter born 4 th August 1804 died August 18 th 

1804 
William Nickerson Senr. Died January 4 th A.D. 181 7. 
Abigail Cross Nickerson Departed this life May 5 th A.D. 1818. 
Record of the Births, & Deaths of the Family of Edward & Survina 

Cook, 
Survina Edward, their Daughter Born May 21 st 1826 
[p. 25] Record of the Births & Deaths of the Family of Samuel & 

Lidia Rider 
Samuel Rider Born Decern 1 " 13 th 1757 
Lidia Rider Born July 5 th 1761 
Nathaniel Godfry Rider Born August 7 th 1782 
Samuel Rider, their Son, Born August 10 th 1784 
Bethiah their Dughter Born July 21 st 1787. 
Lidia, their Daugter, March 21 st 1789. 

Benjamin, their Son, June 6 th 179 1. Died March 7 th 1796. 
Atkins, their Son, born May 5 th r 793. Died August 19 th 1794. 
Atkins, their Son, Born 18 th of May 1795 
Deborah, their Daugter, Born February 2 d 1798 
[p. 26] Record of the Births and Deaths of the family of George Rix 

wisel & Saloma wisd 
Lidia Tufts, their Daughter, Born November 10 th 1798. 
John, their Son, born October 18 th 1800 



: 



Provincetown, Jlfass., Vital Records i 5 1 

Salome, their Daughter Born, December the nth 1802. 

Hannah, their Daughter, Born, August 5th. 1804. 

Rebeckah, their Daughter born, September 24th 1806. 

[p. 27] Record of the births & Deaths of the family of Benjamin 

East Atkins & Elizabeth Atkins. 
Benjamin their Son Born March 31 st 1794 Died October 29th. 1809. 
Lydia their Daughter Born July 9 th 1798 
David their Son, born December 15 th 1799. Died October 15th. 

1800. 
Elisabeth their Daughter born March 30th. 1801. Died November 

20th. 1806. 
David their son born September 4th. 1803. 
Elisabeth ihe Wife of Benjamin E. Atkins, departed this Life May 

the 3 d 1806. 
Record of the Births & Deaths of the Family of Benjamin E. & Polly 

Atkins. 
Benjamin E. Atkins & Polly Baker were Married March 20th. 1807. 
Henry their son born February 26th. 1808. 
Benjamin East their son born August 8th. 18 10. 
Elisha their son born November 6th. 18 12. 
John West, their son born, November 30th. 1814. Died Jan 26 th 

1836 
[p. 28] Record of the births & Deaths of the Family of Allen & 

Sarah Hinckly 
Sally their Daughter Born 15 th November 1794 
Ebenezer Nickerson their Son born i^ 11 February [797 died 12 th 

February 1799 
Ebenezer Nickerson their Son born 19 th January 1799. 
[p. 29] Record of the births & deaths of the family of Asa Smith 

Bowly and Sarah Bowly 
Asa Smith their Son born in Truro 18 th November 1793 
Jonathan their Son born 7 th February 1796 died 5 th Sep r 1797 
Oliver their Son born 5 th of June 1799 
Freman Mayo their Son born 25 th November 180 r Died July 23 d 

A.D. 181 8. In Atwood Harbour, Coast of Labradore, One of 

the Esquimaux Islands. 
Mr. Asa S. Bowly, Departed this Life Decamber 27 th A.D. 1802. 
[p. 30] Record of the births and deaths of the family of Eleazer & 

Rebecah Young 
'Polly, their Daughter Born September 5 th 1787 
Eleazer, their Son Born October 30 th 1791 
Nathan, their Son born January 30 th 1794 
Nehemiah, their Son born 22 d September 1796 
Record of the Births and Deaths of the family of Eleazer and Sarah 

Young 
William Nickerson their Son born June 17 th 1S07.. Lost at sea in 

the Spring of 1831. 
Rebekah Atwood their Daughter Born Decamber 25 th 1S10. 



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Mrs. Sarah Young, Died June 17 th A.I). 1823. 

Mr. Eleazer Young, Died January i st 1832. 

[p. 31] Record of the Births and deaths of the family of Elisha & 

Temparance Hinks 
Anna, their Daughter, Born 21 st January 1707 

Record of the births & Deaths of the family of Elisha & Mary Hinks. 
Elisha, their Son, born September 28 th 1800 
Record of the Births and Deaths of the Family of Isaac and Abigal 

Paine 
Phineas their Son Born Aug 2& ih 1823 Died July 26 th A D 1824 
Phineas their Son Born May 16 th 1825 Died June 29 th A D 1832 
Stephen Henry their Son Born Sept 16 th 1827 
Abigal Conant their Daughter Born Dec 8 th 1829 
Susan Nickerson their Daughter Born June 13"' 1834 Died Dec 2G dl 

A D 1834 
Mrs Abigal Paine Died July 6 th A D 1834 
[p. 32] Record of the births and Deaths of the Family of Peter & 

Hannah Lombard 
Hannah their Daughter born June 22 d 1796 
Peter their Son born October 11 th 179S 
Record of the Births and Deaths of the Family of William and Peggy 

Palmer 
Polly their Daughter Born October 17 th 18.15 
Rhodica their Daughter Born June 5 111 1817 Died June 25 th 1817 
Rhodica their Daughter Born Jan 13 th 1818 
Hannah their Daughter born Jan 26 111 1820 

Elizabeth their Daughter born July 14 th 1822 Died July i8 lh 102-2" 
Lorenda their Daughter born Jan 5 th 1824 Died October i st 1824 
William their Son born July 7 th 1825 Died July 8 th 1825 
Louisa A their Daughter born Sept 20 th 1830 
Mr William Palmer Died Sept 23 d 1834 
[p. ^^ Record of the births & deaths of the Family of Phinehas & 

Phebe Nickerson Jr. 
Mary their Daughter, born Dcember 9 th 1790 
Phebe their Daughter born October 5"' 1792 
Nele their Daughter born November 10 th 1794 
Susanah their Daughter born September 7 th 1796 
Eliza their Daughter, born November 4 th 1800 
Phinehas their Son, born November 24 th 1802 
Calvin, their Son, born September 20th. 1804. 
Solomon their Son Born October 18 th 1S07 
Simeon C Nickerson their Son Born September 24 th 1S09 
[p. 34] Record of the births o: Deaths of the Family of Nathaniel & 

Martha Rider. 
Ephraum their Son, Born at Fox Island April 16 th 179S 
Patty their Daughter Born May 2 2 d 1800 
Ruben their Son born November 5 th 1802 
Ephraim their Son, Born June 6 th 1819 



Provincetown, Mass., Vital Records I 5 3 

[p. 35] Record of the births & deaths of the family of Shebna & 
' " Molly Paine 

Hannah their, Daughter born November 13 th 1793 • 
Record of the Births, and Deaths, of the family of Ruman, and 

Thankful!, Antony. 
Joseph Ward, their Son Born July 11 th A. D. 1809. 
[p. 36] Record of the births & deaths of the family of Joseph & Ruth 

Atkins 
Joseph their Son born June 28 th 1789 
Freman their Son born October 8 th 1790 
Ruth their daughter born February 25 th 1793 
Zaccheus their Son born September 19 th 1802 
Sally their Daughter born August 28 th 1795 
Rebecah their daughter born September 28 th 1797 
Ruben their Son born August 8 th 1800 Died Aust. 7th. 1808. 
Louisa their Daughter born October 27 th 1S04 Died July 16th j8cS. 
Russell, their Son born Janv 10 th 1807. 
William A Atkins their son bum June 8th 18 18. 
[p. 37] Record of the births & Deaths of the family of Joshua & 

Elizabeth Cook 
Joshua Cook, son of Solomon & Elizabeth Cook, Born Octr 17th. 

1774. 
Jacob, their Son born September 9 th 1797 
Joshua, their Son born August 25 th 1799 
Elizabeth, their daughter born September 15 th 1801 
Richard Atkins, their Son born June 30 th 1804 
Harvey, their Son Born Septr. nth. 1806. 
Roxana, their Daughter born, Deer. 12th. 1808. 
Maria their Dafter Born Apral 30 th 18 12 
Michael their Son Born November 17 th 1815. 
[p. 38] Record of the births & Deaths of the family of Phinehas & 

Mary Hopkins 
Hannah their Daughter born 30 th November 1804 
Mary their Daughter born September 27 th 1808 
Rutha Cook their Daughter born Decamber 9 111 18 14 
Mary Hopkins, Wife of Phinehas Ilopkins And Daughter of Samuel 

Killburn Jr. and Hannah Killburn was born October, 6 th 1785. 
Abagail Cross Nickerson their Daughter Born December 12 th A. D. 

1822. 
Phinehas Hopkins Died January 19 th 1833. 
Mrs Mary Hopkins Died April 27 th 1838 

( To be continued) 



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Unrecorded Barnstable County Deeds 



UNRECORDED BARNSTABLE COUNTY DEEDS 

{Continued fro/ft page 100) 

The abstracts presented in this article have been made from 
six original deeds, and one ancient certified copy of a recorded 
deed, now in the possession of Mr. Stanley W. Smith. One of 
these deeds has never been recorded, although made in 1739. 
The others were recorded in the Barnstable County, Mass., 
Registry of Deeds, but have not been re-recorded since the fire 
in 1827. 

[Stephen Cole to Joseph Cole] 

''Stephen Cole of Harwich .... yeoman" for £6, 10s., 
lawful money, sold to "Joseph Cole of Eastham . . ... all that 
my parcel of Land situated in Eastham above s d in Smiths 
purchase on the Northerly side of y e salt waiter Cove att 
potemomatuck being three acres more or Les & is buted & 
bounded as may appear more fuly by the Records there of in 
S d Towns Book of Reords of Lands with all members rights 
privileges & appurtenances there unto belonging " 

The deed was dated 7 March, 1 720/1, and was signed by a 
mark. It was acknowledged the same day, before Nathaniel 
Freeman, Justice of the Peace. The witnesses were Nathaniel 
Freeman and Joseph Higgins. The deed was recorded 18" April, 
172 1, in Barnstable County Deeds, Book 10, folio 386, by John 
Thacher, Register, and has not been re-recorded. 



[Joshua Higgins to Jonathan Sparrow] 

" Joshua Higins of Eastham .... yeoman " for jQl6 } current 
money, sold to "Jonathan Sparrow of Said Town of Eastham 
yeoman .... one tract or parcell of upland .... in Eastham 
afore Sd on Samsons Hand on the southerly side of the fifty 
seventh lot and is bounded Begining at y e western corner bound 
of Sd fifty seventh lot at a stone in y e edg of y e upland on y e 
northwesterly side of sd Hand from thence it runs southeasterly 
by y e range of sd fifty seventh lot about fourty two pole to y e 
southern corner bound of sd fifty seventh lot thence southwest- 
erly by the edge of the upland eleven pole to a stone in y e ground 
by y e edge of y e upland thence northwesterly about fourty pole 
to a stone in the edge of y e upland on the northwesterly side of 
sd Hand and from thence northeasterly Eight pole to y e first 
bound . being about two acres and an half be it more or less" 



Unrecorded Barnstable County Deeds i 5 5 

The deed was dated 1 July, 1725, and was signed "Joshua 
Higgins " It was acknowledged the same day, before Nathaniel 
Freeman, Justice of the Peace. The witnesses were Jonathan 
Higgins and Joseph Higgins. The deed was recorded 4 October, 
1735, in Barnstable County Deeds, Book 16, folio 597, by John 
Thacher, Register, and has not been re-recorded. 

On the back of the deed is written : " Note the 57 th lot which 
lyes on the northern side is nine pole wide at y e southeast End 
and eight pole at y e northwest End'*; also "This is 16sh.Ua prins 
mony " ; also " Jon Barst " 

[Nicholas Snow to Judah Rogers] 

"Nicholas Snow of Eastham .... yeoman" for £lO, lawful 
bills of credit, sold to "Judah Rogers of Harwich .... all that 
my one half part of a lot of Land lying in the Township of 
Harwich .... neer towards the Easerly end of the Long pond 
in that tract of Land Purchesed of the Sipsons Called the Seven- 
teen Shears Lurches & is the one half for quantety & quallity of 
the third lot in the Second Division of sd tract of Land the 
whole lot is buted & bounded as by the Record there of in the 
Record of the Purchesers of sd tract of Land may appear Ref- 
erance thereunto being had Together with my one half part of 
an adition to sd lot as by sd Records may appear and by the 
parties Concerned setled to Sd lot : as also all my Right in & to 
all the un Divided lands in sd Tract of Land Called the. Seven- 
teen Shears Lurches as above sd " 

The deed was dated 28 August, 1725. It was acknowledged 
the same day before Joseph Doane, Justice of the Peace. The 
witnesses were Thomas Higgins and Hannah Doane, the latter 
signing by a mark. The deed was recorded 17 November, 
tj[woffi\ 9 in Barnstable County Deeds, Book 13, folio 7|*], by 
John Thacher Register, and has not been re-recorded. 

[Thomas Linnell to Israel Doane] 

1 "Thomas Linnel of Eastham .... Yeoman for And In 
Consideration of one peel . of Land being five Acres More or 
Less lying In y e Township of Harwich .... Near the southerly 
side of the fresh pond Called popeneeset . to Me granted and 
Confirmed by One deed herewith bearing Date, from Israel 
Doane of Eastham '. . . . yeoma .... by these presents for y e 
above consideration have freely fully & absoluty granted . . . . 
unto him y e Sd Israel Doane .... one tenth part both for 

* The last figure is doubtful, but may be u 8." 



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U?irecorded Barnstable County Deeds 



quantity & quallity of all the right title Claime & Intrest y* I 
have In & to y e trees woods pine knots & herbags that now is 
or Ever hereafter shall be growing standing Lying being or 
belonging to all & singular that tract or parcel of land lying on 
y e Southerly part of the Township of Harwich .... within the 
Boundaries of one deed granted by John Sipson Tom Sipson & 
Sam Sipson to Thomas Mayo Samuel Mayo Nath 11 Mayo & 
Joshua Hopkins bearing Date" 22 April, 1695, "Recorded in 
y e Regristry of Sd County In y fe first Book In folio 741 & 742 
Refference thereto being had together with free Egress & 
Regress to all and Singular y e granted primises within sd Bound- 
aries .... & I do hereby declare y* before & untill the time of 
Signing these presents I had good right full power Lafull au- 
thority to grant and confirm as above sd by Virtue of right 
defending to me from the title of my deceased father Jonathan 
Linnil who Derived title thereto from Elisha Mayo " 

The deed was dated 29 March, IJ2J . It was acknowledged 
the same day, before Joseph Doane, Justice of the Peace. The 
witnesses were James Knowles and Joshua Doane. The deed 
was recorded 6 April, 1727, by John Thacher, Register, but the 
book and the folio are not given. 

"A true Coppy Compared V John Thacher Reg r . 

A True Copy Compared I* Nath: Otis Cler." 



[Thomas Young to Jonathan Sparrow] 

''Thomas Young of the Town of Harwich .... seafairing 
man" for ,£62, 10s., current money, sold to "my Honoured 
father In Law Jonathan Sparrow of the Town of Eastham .... 
yeoman .... one parcell of upland .... In the Township of 
Eastham afore said adjoyning on the north side of the tenement 
of Robert young (that is to say the one third part boath for quan- 
tity & quallity of the whole of that tenement which my honoured 
father Henry Young deceased dyed seazed of according to the 
Known boundaries there of : together with all my whole right In 
& to another tenement Lott so Called adjoyning to the afore said 
tenement which was origenally granted & Laid out by sd Town 
of Eastham to the heirs of my sd Hon rd father Henry young & 
the heirs of daniell Cole deceased & bounded as by Record will 
appear that Is to Say I do sell unto him the sd m r sparrow the 
one Eighth part boath for qantity & quallity & quallity of the 
whole of the above sd tenement lot according to the Known 
boundaries thereof : " 

The deed was dated 12 November, 1734, and acknowledged 



Unrecorded Barnstable County Deeds 157 

the same day before Nathaniel Freeman, Justice of the Peace. 
The witnesses were Nathaniel Freeman and Mary Freeman. 
The deed was recorded 4 October, 1735, in Barnstable County 
Deeds, Book 16, folio 597, by John Thacher, Register, and has 
not been re-recorded. 

[Jonathan Sparrow, John Harding, Nathan Harding 
and Cornelius Harding] 

" This present deed of devition & partition between Jonathan 
Sparrow of the Town of Eastham .... yeoman on the one part . 
& John Harding Nathan Harding & corneelus Harding : all of 
the Town of Eastham .... yeomen . on the other part . wit- 
nesseth : that where as the sd Jonathan Sparrow & John Harding- 
Nathan Harding & Corneelus Harding . are & do now stand 
seazed In their own proper Right as of ffee in Common & un- 
divided of In & to one certain parcell of meadow . . . . in the 
Town of Eastham afore said : att Little Scakett so Called Join- 
ing on the east side of said litle Scakitt River Containing by 
Esteemation fourteen acres be itt more or less : Itt being for- 
merly the meadow of Cap" Jona: Sparrow deceased : now to the 
end that a perpeetuall partition and devition may be had & made 
between the said parties of the afore said tract of meadow that 
each party May Know have holde & Enjoy their own part there 
of In severalty. Itt Is therefore Covenanted Concluded & 
agreed upon by & between the said parties to these presents^ 
In manneer & form following : viz: 1: that the said John Harding 
Nathan Harding & Corneelus Harding : en the one party .... 
do mutually Consent graunt & agree to & with the sd Jonathan 
Sparrow .... that he the said Jonathan Sparrow . . . . shall 
from hence forth have holde & peaceably Enjoy In severalty 
. . . . the one moiety or third part of the afore said tract of 
meadow : att the north end there of : Bounded out to him as 
followeth : viz : Begining att the north westerly Corner thereof : 
att a spring In the edg of the meadow by the upland which Is 
also the bounds of the sd Hardings other meadow . from thence 
Riming East by the Edg of the upland about Eight pole to a 
stone sett In the Edg of the meado by the upland : from thence 
Riming south westerly down in to the body of meadow towars 
the main River over across a large Sault pond to a litle crick or 
Run of sault water to a stone sett in the meadow by sd crick : 
thence Riming the same Range home to the sd main River : 
from thence Riming northwestterly as sd maine River Runeth 
tell itt Comes to a crick or Run of sault water which Runeth 



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In to said River : which said crick Is also the bound of the sd 
Hardings other Meadow from thence itt Runeth near Eastward 
as sd crick runs which is the bound & Range of the sd Hardings 
other meadow tell itt Comes home to the first specifyed bound 
To have & to holde all the meadow with in the Compas of the 
afore sd boundaries to him the sd Jonathan sparrow .... so 
that from hence forth John Harding Nathan Harding & cornelus 
harding .... shall not Claim any Right title possesion demand 
or propriety : In or to the same or any part there of : but the 
sd Hardings .... shall att all time & times here after : from all 
actions Rights title & demands there of or there to : be utterly 
excluded .... & the said Jonathan Sparrow for & In Consider- 
ation of the afore sd lott of meadow Confirmed to him doth .... 
agree to & with the sd John Harding Nathan Harding & cor- 
neelus Harding .... that they the said Hardings shall from 
hence forth have holde possess & Enjoy all the other & Remain- 
ing part of the above sd tract of meadow being the other moiety 
or two third parts there of : adjoining there to : & is the souterly 
part there of to be to the only proper use benifitt & behoof of 
them the sd John Harding Nathan Harding & Corneelus Harding 
.... & that he the sd Jonathan Sparrow .... shall not hence 
forth have or claim any propriety Right title or demand in or to 
the same or any part there of : but shall forever here after be 
excluded & debarred there from " 

The deed was dated 17 April, 1739, anc ^ was signed by 
Jonathan Sparrow, John Harding, Nathan Harding and Cornelius 
Harding. It was acknowledged on the same date by all the grant- 
ors before Nathaniel Freeman, Justice of the Peace. The wit- 
nesses were Samuel Maker and Phebe Higgins. 

The deed has never been recorded. 






[Amos and Seth Knowles to Benjamin Higgins, Jr.] 

" Amos Knowles & Seth Knowles boath of Eastham .... 
yeomen" for ^20 "currant money old tenner to us In hand 
paid by Benjamine Higgins of Eastham afore said Junior 
Labourer" sold to him "a certain parcell of upland" in East- 
ham ''containing by Esteemation four acres be itt more or less : 
laying near the head of Scakett so called southward from the 
tenement of Leiu" Solomon peper & itt is near adjoining partly 
to the Lands of theophilus Higgins & partly to the lott of 
M r Israeli Cole & partly to the Lands of m r Sam 11 mayo deceased 
& partly to other Lands of the sd Benjamin Higgins : Bounded 
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a saplin marked thence Riming northward twenty four pole to 
a pine marked thence Riming westerly twenty pole to an other 
pine marked on a hill forom thence itt Runeth thirty six pole to 
an other pine marked by a Rock from thence itt Runeth easterly 
twelve pole to the first specifyed bound mark the perticuler 
Bounds where of may more fully appear on Record Referance 
there to being had " 

The deed was dated 14 February, 1746, and signed by 
"Amos Knowls " and " Seth Knowles ". It was acknowledged 
14 February, 1746, by both grantors, before Nathaniel ffreeman, 
Justice of the Peace. The witnesses were William Andrews, 
David Higgins and Lemuel Higgins. It was recorded 4 June, 
1746, in Barnstable County Deeds, Book 22, folio 64, by Solomon 
Otis, Register, and has not been re-recorded. 

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PLYMOUTH, MASS., VITAL RECORDS 

{Continued from page //j) 

[p. 183] The Children of Elkanah Cushman & Lydia his wife 

1 Elkanah Cushman borne Nov r 13 th 1741 . being Fryd[ay] 

The Children of Mary Crowley Single Woman 

Thomas Earmar ) , n . T> A .,, ,, 

T . -r. c I wins . Born April! n Ul 174c: 

John farmer \ l ' f3 

The Children of Thomas Holmes jiin r &: Elizabeth his wife 

1 Thomas Holmes borne July 18 th . 1739. 

2. & 3 d Jemima & Elizabeth Twins borne Sept r 28 . 1 741 

4. Sarah Holmes Nov r 12 . 1744. 

5. Marcy Holmes, Eeb'y 3 . 1745/6. 

The Children of Ephraim Church ell & Priscilla his wife viz 1 
Mary Churchell borne August 14 th 1730. 

borne Decern 1 " 19 th 1731 . Dec d 30 th 1731 
Charles Churchell borne April 25 , 1733 
Zacheus Churchell borne Febr? 20, 1734 
Ephraim Churchell borne July 27 th 1738 
Priscilla borne janry 8 . 1739. 
Ellis Churchell borne Nov r 

8. Ansell Churchell borne March 29 . 1745. 

9. John Churchell . Born, July 16 th 1748. 
The Children of Ebenezer Sampson & Hannah his wife 

1 Ebenezer Sampson borne March y { 1740. 

2 Elizabeth borne July 24 th 1741 



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3 Hannah Samson borne, Oct r 2 . 1744 

4. John Samson borne, Oct r 21 . 1746. 

5. George Samson, Borne, Aug st 22 . 1748 

6. Sarah Samson Born, May 25 . 1751. 

7 Lydia Samson Born, July 16 . 1753 . Old Stile 

8. Mary Samson Born June 4 th 1755. 

9 Benjamin Samson, Nov 1 ' 28 th 1757 Born . Deceas d June 21 . 1759 
10 Benjamin Samson Born May 25 th 1760 . Deceased Sept r 4 . 1761 
Continued to 2 nd Book 40 th 
[p. 184] The Children of Benjamin Harlow & Elizabeth his wife viz 1 

1 Keziah Borne July 20 . 1740. 

2 Stephen Harlow Borne, Aug st 19 . 1742. 

3. Eliz a Harlow . Borne, Sep c 5 . 1744 . Deceas d Sep 1 6 th 1745 

4. Elizabeth Harlow, Born, Aug st 21 . 1747. 

The Child of Abner Holmes & Bathsheba his wife. 
Bathsheba Borne November 17 . 1741. {See page ij8) Ent d * 
The Children of John Cobb & Sarah his wife 

1. John Borne January 3 . 1735/6 Deceas d Aug st 7 th 1762. 
2 Josiah Borne Eebr v 22 . 1738/9 Deceas d Sep 1 io lh 1744. 
3. Mary borne October 19 . 1741 Deceas d Aug st 6 th 1799 
4 Sarah Cobb born . Dec r 11 . 1745. 

a Daughter Borne not named, Born between, Mary & Sarah, was born 

aprill 13 th 1744 . & Lived 11 Days. 
Robert Bartlett Continued to page 103 
The Children of Robert Bartlett & Rebecca his wife 
1 Robert Bartlet Borne August 15 111 1735 

2. Ephraim Bartlet borne Sepf 8 th 1)37 

3. Rebecca Borne May 20 th 1739 
4 Isaac Borne Sept 1 ' 14 th 1742. 

5. Lazarus Bartlett, born, Oct r 25 . 1744. 

6. Joshua Bartlett born Ap. 1 . 1747 

7. James Bartlett . Born Aug st 16 . 1749 Deceased Dec 1 8 . 1749 






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8 Susannah Bartlett Born Jan r y 16 

See page 103 

[p. 185] The Children of Eliakim Tupper, cSr Mary hi 

1. Ruth Tupper Borne July 28 111 1741. 

2. Mary Tupper, Borne, May 15 . 1743. 

3- [t] 

4- [t] 

Charles Tupper Born Aug st 19 th 1748 
The Children of Barziila Stetson & Ruth his Wife 

1. Barziila Stetson borne Dec r y e 21 . 1742. 

2. Jedediah Stetson, born July 17 th 1745. 

3 Sarah Stetson . Born . June y e 26 th 1749 



Wift 



4. Mehittable . Stetson . Born . Sepf y e 



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The Children of Jonathan Harlow, & Sarah his Wife 
i Ansell Harlow, Borne, Aprill 25 . 1743. 

2 Jonathan Harlow, borne Dec r 30 . 1746. 

3 Sarah Harlow born Ang st 13 th 1751. 

4. Jedediah Harlow, born June 18 th 1755. 

5. Lucy Harlow . . Born March 9 th 1758 

6 Maray Harlow . Born October y e 28 . 17 61. 

7 Clarrissa Harlow . Born . Oct r . 16 th 1765. 
The Children of James Faunce, & Sarah his Wife 

1. Nathaniel Faunce borne Aug st 16 th 1743. 

2 James Faunce borne Feb r >' 18 . 1744/5 

3 John Faunce Borne, July 7 th 1747. 
4. Seth Faunce Born, Oct r 2 . 1749. 

[p. 186] The Child . of William Wood, & Elizabeth his Wife 
Elizabeth Wood, Borne Aug st 17 .1743 . Deceas d March 3 rd 1.750/1 
The Child of Ebenezer Holmes the 3 ,d and Susannah his wife. 
Ebenezer Flolmes born, Oct' 1 . 1745. 
The Children of Doct' Lazarus . Le:Barron, and Lydia his Second 

Wife See p 96 — children by a former wife 
1 Isaac LeiBarron Borne, Jan'y 25 th 1743/4 on Wednesday, at one 

Clock P.M. 

2. Elizabeth LeiBarron Born Dec r 21 . 1745 . on Saturday, about 

5 Clock in y e Morning. 

3. Lemuel Le:Barron, Born, Sep 1 y e I st 1747 . on Tuesday Morning, 

at 7 of y e Clock. 

4 Francis LeiBarron, Born, Sep 1 y e 3 rd 1749 . deceasd September 

1773 S. Carolina 

5 William Le:Barron Born, Aug st y e 8 th 1751 on Thirsday at 6 Clock 

in the morning 
7. Margaret LeiBarron Born, July y e 5 th 1755 . on Saturday, at 
9 Clock in y e Evening . Deceas d Nov r 20 . j 7 56 

6. Priscilla LeiBarron Born, Aug st y e 3 . 1753 on Fryday morning 

half an hour after . 6 Clock see p. 96. chil. by former wife 

The Children of George Holmes Jun r & Lydia his wife 

1. Lydia Holmes born Deceased 

2. George Holmes born, Aug £t 8. 1742 

3. Lydia Holmes born, Deceased 

4. Richard Holmes born, June 1 . 1745. 

[p. 187] The Children, of Benjamin Barnes, & Experience, his Wife. 

% Elce Barnes, Born April 2 . 1743. 

2. Marcy Barnes . born July . 8 lh 1745. 

3 Bradford Barnes Born August i bt 1747. 

4. Benjamin Barnes Born . Jan r y 14 . 1749/50. 

5. Josiah Barnes born Jan r y 15 th 1752 old Stile 

6 Isaac . Barnes born June 16 th . 1754 

7 Experience Barnes born May 11 th 1756 

8 Sarah Barnes borai June 13 th 1760 



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The Children of Lemuell Barnes, & Lydia his Wife 
i. Hannah Barnes borne Aug st 6 . 1735. 

Lydia Barnes borne Sep 1 9 . 1737. 

William Barnes, borne Mar: 4 . 1 740/1. 

Lemuell Barnes borne Mar: 30 . 1743 . 

Alice Barnes borne, June 3o Ul 1744. 



Deceas d July 29 . 1743 



Lemuell Barnes borne Aiig st 11 th 1746 

John Barnes . borne Sep 1 11 . 1748. 
8 Isaac Barnes born May 2 . 1750 . Deceased Oct r 1750 
The Children of Eleazer Holmes Jun r , & Esther his wife 

1 Hannah Holmes born, Aprill 18 th 1744 . Deceas d . 

2 Jane Holmes borne July 15 th 1747. 

3. Eleazer Holmes Born, May 27 . 1749 . Deceas d in 1751 
4 Bettey Holmes . Born . Aug st 27 th 1754 

5. Marcy Holmes, Born Oct r 17 . 1756 

6. Eleazer Holmes, Born, May 18 th 1759 

2 Twins Born Between y L ' Births of Eleazer, & Betty, Deceased Soon 
after they were Born, & not named 
1 88] The Children, of William Harlow Jun r , & Hannah his wife 



Sarah Harlow, borne . Jan r y 4 th 1742/3. 
William Harlow, borne July . 11 th 1744. 
Isaac Harlow born June 20 th 1746 
Zephaniah Harlow . born, May . 7 . 174S. 
Hannah . Harlow . Born . March 25 th 175 1 . Old 
Simeon Harlow . Born Jan r y 1 * 1754 • New Stile 



Marcy Harlow Born May . 7 th 1756. 
8 James . Harlow . Born July 28 . 1760 
The Children of Amos Rider, & Ruth his Wife. 

1. A Son not Named borne June 4 . 1742 . Dyed on or about June 

the 8 th 1742. 

2. Thomas Rider, borne May 14 . 1744. 

Since s d Amos's Death s d Thomas's name is altered and is now 
Amos Rider. 
The Children of Jonathan Sanders, & Elizabeth his Wife 

1. Mary Sanders borne March 22 . 1 741/2 

2. Elizabeth borne Aug st 12 . 1744. 

3. Jonathan Sanders, borne, Feb r y 5 . 1746/7 . Deceas d Oct r 1 . 1747. 
The Children of Sam 11 Lanman & Elizabeth his Wife 

1. Samuell Lanman Born Nov r 28 . 1752. 

2. Elizabeth Lanman, Born Nov 2 . 1755. 

3. Rebeckah Lanman, Born Oct r 31 . 1757 
4 Peter Lanman, Born Sept r 21 . 1759. 

5. Thomas Lanman . Born Nov' 20 . 1763 

[p. 189] The Children of Zephaniah Holmes & Sarah his Wife 

1. Bradford Holmes, Borne Oct r 9 . 1739 . Deceas d May 14 . 1740 

2. Zephaniah Holmes, borne July 30 th 1741 

3. Sarah Holmes born . Dec r 23 . 1743. 

*"2i " appears to have been altered to " 1 ". 



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4. Luce Holmes, born, June 13 th 1747. 

5. Deborah Holmes born . April 8 th 1750 

The Children of Lemuell Bartlett, & Mary his Wife 

1. Lemuell Bartlett borne Jan 1 "? 29 th 1743/4. 

2. William Bartlett borne, Oct r 20 . 1746. 

3. Mary Bartlett, born Decemb r 4 . 1749. 

4. Jean Bartlett born April . 28 . 1752 Deceased Sep 1 15 . 1753 

5. Jean Bartlett born June .28 . 1754 

6. Stephen Bartlett . Born . Nov r . 5 th 1756 

7. Rebeckah Bartlett Born April 14 th 1760, 
8 Rufus Bartlett Born August . 21 st 1762 

The Children of Edward Doten, & Phebe his wife 

1. Elisha Doten borne . Nov 1 ' 21 . 1743. 

2. Edward Doten born . Oct r 13 . 1745 

3. Thomas Doten born . March 6 . 1747/8 

4 John Doten . born Aug st 9 . 1750 

5 Lemuell Doten Born Aug* 1 7 . 1753 
6. James Doten Born, Nov 18 . 1757. 

[p. 190] The Children of Thomas Wright & Abijah his wife 

1. Elizabeth Wright borne Jan r y 24 . 1738/9 Deceased Nov r 18 . 1739 

2 Elizabeth Wright borne, Dec r 19 . 1740 

3. William Wright borne June 5 . 1743. 

The Children of P^phraim Holmes & Sarah His Wife 

1. Elizabeth Llolmes borne June 20 th 1743. 

2. Ephraim ITolmes borne, Sep 1 16 . 1745. 

3. Joanna .Holmes born Aug st 19 th 1748. 

4 Nathaniel Holmes born, April 14 1 75 1 old Stile 

5 Sarah Holmes . born . May 3 . 1756. 

6 Bathsheba Holmes . born Sepf 19 . 1758. 

A Son Born, Aug bt 1754 . not Named, Lived about 6 Hours . was 
in Course y e 5 th Child. 

7 Bathsheba Holmes born Nov. 28 th 1763 

The Children of Nath 1 Donham, & Rebeckah his wife 

1. A Daughter, not named, Borne Deceas d 

2. Nath 11 Donham borne 

3. Silas Donham borne 

4. Rebeckah Donham, borne, 
5 Hannah Donham borne, 

6. Elizabeth Donham, borne, 

7. Martha Donham, borne, 

[p. 191] The Children of David Curtis & Hannah his Wife 

1 Elizabeth Curtis borne, Aug st 23 . 1744. 

2 David Curtis born June . 10 . 1746. 

The Children of William Clarke, & Experience his Wife 

1. Nath 1 Clarke borne, Dec r 24 th 1738 . Deceas d July 27 th 1744. 

2. William Clarke borne, March 19 . 1740/1. 

3. Josiah Clarke, borne, June 19 th 1743 . Deceased July 26 . 1744. 
4 Lydia Clarke borne June 23 rd 1744 



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Nath 11 Clarke born Jan r y 13 th 1747 
Josiah Clarke born Dec 1- 15 th 1750 
Thomas Clarke born March 15 : 1753 
Experience Clarke born August 3 rd 1755 
Abigail Clarke born May 7 th 1758 



The Children of John Kempton, & Elizabeth his Wife 



Jerusha Kempton borne, Aug st 29 th 1738. 
John Kempton borne . July 22 nd 1740. 
Elizabeth Kempton, borne, June 21 st 174: 



August . 1 



Nath 11 Kempton borne July . 23 rd 1744 . Deceased 

S d Kempton had 2 Children, born at one birth, In May . 1737 • 
borne dead, y e other Deceased. 

5 Hannah Kempton Borne Nov r 22 . 1747 

6 Mary Kempton Borne Sep 1 " 15 . 1749 

7 Deborah Kempton Borne July 7 th 1751 

8 Samuel Kempton Borne Feby 1.4 . 1753 

9 Zacheus Kempton Borne December y e 4 . 1754. 

10 Sarah Kempton Borne May . y e 18 . 1756 

11 Joannah Kempton Borne March y c 14 . 1758 

12 Nath 11 Kempton Borne June 6 . 1762 

[p. 192] The Child of Amos Donham, & Abigail his Wife 
Amos Donham borne Nov 1 8 . 1741 . Deceas d Feb r y 1 . 1 741/2 
The Children of Amos Donham, & Ann his Wife 

Robert Donham borne, Sep 1 3 . 1744. 

Mary Donham Born, Oct r 13 . 1746 Deceased June 19 . 1747 

1748. 

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Anne Donham Born July 10 th 
Amos Donham Born Jan r y 3 . 
Ruth Donham Born, Feb r >' 11 

6. Mary Donham Born, March 1 

7. Josiah Donham Born, Feb'y 8 th 1757 

8. Catharine Donham Born Aug 8 * 30 th 1759 . Deceas d Aug 1 30 . 1760 
9 Abigal . Donham Born Feby 3 . 1763 

The Children of Samuell Doty Jim 1 ' & Joannah his Wife 

1. 

2. 

3» 
4- 

5' 



Hannah Doty borne, Dec r 10 th 1733. 
Joannah Doty borne, June . 1737. 
Sam 1 Doty borne, Aprill 1739. - 
Nath 1 Doty, borne, Oct 1 " 10 . 1740. 
Elizabeth Doty, borne June 6 1744. 



The Children of Sam 1 Kempton Jun r , & Mabell his Wife 

1. A Child Still borne Viza July 5 . 1737. 

2. Sam 1 Kempton borne, Nov r 5 . 1738 . At 6 Clock in y e Morn 

3. Mabell Kempton borne blind, Oct r 28 . 1740 D 

4. Lydia Kempton borne, May 31 st 1742. 

5. Oliver Kempton borne, Sepf 16 th 1743. 



( To be continued) 



Rogers Notes 165 

ROGERS NOTES 

By the Editor 
{Continued from Vol. AY, p. 181) 

In the present article we print careful and exhaustive ab- 
stracts of the wills of Judah 4 Rogers (Jok/fi, Jose/)// 2 , Thomas 1 ) 
and his brother Joseph 4 Rogers, both of Eastham, Mass. These 
wills are found in the Barnstable County, Mass., Probate 
Records, the proper reference being noted in each case. All 
original papers connected with these cases have disappeared. 
It is probable that they were destroyed when the court house 
was burned, in 1827. 



[The Will of Judah 4 Rogers] 

[5 : 313] On 28 March, 1738/9*, "Judah Rogers of East- 
ham .... Yeoman " made his will. Bequests were as follows : 

To "my Son Judah Rogers .... my Dwelling house and 
Barn togeather w th my four lots of Land lying in Smiths pur- 
chase in Eastham. and harwich togeather with all my right in 
meadows in Eastham alowing to my Daughter Hannah Rogers 
convenient house room So long as She Shall continue unmaryed " 

To " my Sd Son Judah Rogers .... all that my parcel of 
land and meadow in harwich which my honoured father John 
Rogers Gave me togather with the meadow which I bought of 
James Knowles and the land which I bought of Samuel Mayo 
adjoyg To the meadow I bought of the Sd James Rogers and all 
my land up to the way that Goes to Samuel Mayos togeather 
with all the building on Sd land and the Sceader Swamp adjoyn- 
ing therunto " 

To "my Son Judah Rogers .... one half lot of land at 
Sipsons Island with all the rights and previledges therunto 
belonging togeather with one third of one lot Hying between 
Chatham Road and Brother Elezar Rogers house the South 
westerly Side of the lot one third of the bredth of Sd lot " 

To " my three Daughters Mary Cole patience Mayo and 
hannah Rogers in Equal porportion .... all that my right of 
lands at an Island called Strong Island togeather with all my 

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right in and unto the meadow or Sedg ground adjoyning or 
near unto Sd Island " 

To " my Daughter Patience Mayo .... my two thirds of 
a lot lying Betwen Chatham road and my Bro r Elz r Rogers 
it being two thirds of y e Lot of which I Gave unto my Son 
Judah Rogers one third togeather with a small parcel of land 
Lying within the Seventeenth Share purchase of the Sipsons 
w h was in addition to part of a lot bo't of Nicolas Snow " 

To " my two Daughters Namly Mary cole and to Hannah 
Rogers .... in equal proportion all y l my half lot of land which 
I bought of Nicholas Snow lying within the Seventeen Sheirs 
purchas purchased of the Sipsons " 

To " my four Children mentioned in will all that my right 
in and unto two Sceader Swamps at a place called Backers tar 
Kil and to another Sceader Swamp which I hold with Isral Cole 
and my Brethren Given to Me in my fathers last will . ... in 
equal proportion to them " 

To " my Son Judah Rogers all my waring apparel and all 
my tackling and tools belonging to my farm " 

" I Give all y e Remainder of my moveable or personal Estate 
unto my three Daughters Namly Mary Cole Patience Mayo and 
hannah Rogers in Equal Proportion " 

" I also Do appoint .... my Beloved and trusty Sun in Law 
Gersham Cole my hole and Sole Executor " 

The witnesses were Israel Cole, John Freeman, Jr., and 
Susanna Crosby, the last signing by a mark, and all were present 
at Sandwich, on 8 November, 1739, when the will was probated. 

[6 : 224] On 29 April, 1742, '< Gershom Cole Exec 1 '" pre- 
sented his account, which was allowed, and the executor was 
discharged. Payments had been made to Israel Cole, Justice 
Joseph Doane, Theophilus Biggins and Eleazer Rogers. 

[The Will of Joseph 4 Rogers] 

[9 : 302] "the 23 d day of May 1746 I Joseph Rogers of the 
Town of Eastham .... Yeoman being in advanced Age " made 
his will. Bequests were as follows : 

"unto my beloved wife Sarah Rogers one third of all my 
Real Estate during her Natural Life" also "the Moveables 
which may be Seen in a Certain paper which Moveables She 
Brought with her " also " one third part of y e Remaind r of my 
moveable Estate " 

To "Daughter Martha Cole .... all that Lot or parcel of 
Land lying near the house where She now lives " 






























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To*" Son Elkanah Rogers .... all my Lands Lying near 
my dwelling house and a parcel of Lands lying between my 
former Lands and Sparrows Land and a Small parcel of Land 
I bought of the Town by the high way and my Dwelling house 
and Barn Excepting the westerly half of my Dwelling house 
which I Give to my wife abovesaid during her Life & then to 
my Said Son " 

"unto my two Sons namely Crisp Rogers and Elkanah 
Rogers .... all the remainders of my Lands & meadows 
togeather with all my rights in Cedar Swamps in Eastham and 
Elsewhere in Equall proportion allowing to my Said wife her 
third part during her Natural Life." 

" unto my said Son Elkanah Rogers my Cart Implements 
& tools belonging to my Farm " 

" I Give my Said Sons the One half of the Remainders of 
my moveables or personall Estate to be Equally divided between 
them and the Other half I Give unto my Said Daughter Martha 
Cole " 

"my Trusty and beloved Son Crisp Rogers my Sole 
Executor " 

The witnesses were Barnabas Twining, Richard Sparrow, Jr., 
Israel Cole, Ebenezer Higgins and Jonathan Twining. 

[9 : 3°3] The will was proved on 4 August, 1757. It was 
presented by Crisp Rogers, executor, and Barnabas Twining, 
Jonathan Twining and Israel Cole, witnesses, testified. 

[9 • 3°3] The inventory was taken 10 August, 1757, by 
Nehemiah Gould, Joseph Smith, Jr., and Seth Knowles. It 
was presented and sworn to on 4 October, 1757, by Crisp 
Rogers, executor. Among the items are : " three pieces of 
Wood Land containing 30 Acres " £30 ; " two pieces of Cedar 
Swamp near the Round Cove " £6 ; " Salt meadow " .£46, 13s., 
4d. The total value of the personal estate as inventoried was 
£41, 19s., I id., 2 farthings. 

[9 : 304] On 4 October, 1757, Crisp Rogers, executor, 
presented an account. Payments had been made to John 
Freeman, Esq., Kenelm Winslow, Jr., Dr. Breed, Richard 
Sparrow. 

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BRIDGEWATER, MASS., VITAL RECORDS 

{Continued from page 92) 

[p. 130] The Birth of the Children of David & Rebecca Johnson in 

the Town of Bridgwater 
Isaac Johnson was born August 9 th an'noque Domi 1721 
David Johnson was born August 8 th Annoque Domi 1724 
Mary Johnson was born August y e 29 th Anno Domini 1729 • 

Sarah Johnson was born July y e 19 111 An° Dom 1732 
Rebekah Johnson was born June y e 2 2 d An Dom 1734 
The birth of y c Children of William & Hannah Holden 
Samuel Holden was born November y e 26 th An° Dom 1737 
William Holden was born October y e 30 th An Dom 1739 
Hannah Holden the Daughter of William & Hannah Holden above 

named Deceased inarch y c 14 th An" Dom 1739 
The Birth of the children of Solomon & Susanna Packard 
Sarah Packard was born May 23 Anno Domi 17 19 
Jacob Packard was born Septem r 2 d Anno Domi 1720 
Nathan Packard was born March Anno Domi 1725/6 1722/3 
Susanna Packard was born March 11 th Anno Domi 1724 
Joanna Packard was born Novem r 24 th Anno Domi 1725 
Martha Packard was born Novem l,r y e 27 th An" Dom 1727 
Solomon Packard was born October 17 th Anno Dom 1729 
Nathan Packard was born February y e 19 th 1732/3 
Benjamin Packard was born October y e 20 th Anodom 1734 
Zebulun Packard was born august y e 5* An Dom 1736 
Micah Packard was born august y e 13 th An° Dom 1738 
[p. 131] The Birth of the children of William & Mary Ripley born 

in the Town of Bridgwater 
Sarah Ripley was born March Anno Dom 1696 
John Ripley was Born April y e 7 th Anno Dom 1698 
Marth Ripley was Born May 27 th Anno Dom 1700 
William Ripley was born March 10 th Anno Dom 1702 
Samuel Ripley was born February 27 th Anno Dom 1704/5 
Jonathan Ripley was born March y e 5 th Anno Dom 1707 
Timothy Ripley was born April y c 27 th Anno Dom 17 10 
Christopher Ripley was born July Anno Dom 1712 
The birth of the children of Joshua & Susanna Haward 
Anne Haward was born October 16 th Anno Dom 1725 
Thankfull Haward was born January 7 th Anno Dom 1727/8 
Joshua Haward was born February y e 2 2 d An° Dom 1729/30 
Abiah Haward was born April y e 21 st An Dom 1733 
Martha Haward was born march y e 16 th An Dom 1735 
Matilda Haward was born Decemb r y e 10 th An° Dom 1737 
Oliver Haward was born June y e 18 th An Dom 1740 






Bridgewater, Mass., Vital Records i6g 

The birth of the children of Joseph and Martha Byram 

Joseph Byram was born October 31 st ano Dom 1726 

Martha Byram was born Septem r 15 th Ann Dom 1728 

Benjamin Byram was born y e 11 th of March An Dom 1730/31 

Mary Byram was born august y e 16 th An' J Dom 1734 

Elisabeth Byram was born april y e io lh An Dom 1738 

[p. 132] The Birth of the children of John and Sarah Kingman 

Sarah Kingman was born March 12 th Anno Domi 1724 

Silence Kingman was born Novem r 15 th Anno Dom 1726 

The Birth of y e Children of Sam 11 & Sarah Crane 

Samuel Crane was born February y e 19 th An Dom 1738/9 

The Birth of the Children of David & Hannah Packard 

David Packard was born Sep 1 y e 25 th Ano Domi 17 13 

William Packard was born Novem br y e 14 th An Dom 17 15 

Hannah Packard was born March y e 18 th An Dom 171S 

Isaac Packard was born June y e 2 d An Dom 1720 

Mary Packard was born June y e 8 th An° Dom 1722 

Ebenezer Packard was born Febr? y e 23 d An Dom 1724 

Abiah Packard was born May y e 2 d An Dom 1727 

David Packard first above named died Nov r y e 3 d An Dom 1755 

Hannah Packard y e parent of the above named Children died June 

y e 10 th 1 j 67 
The Birth of the children of John & Rebecca Kingman 
Seth Kingman was born July y e 30 th Anno Dom in 1728 
Mahetabel Kingman was born January 21 anno Dom 1731 
Daniel Kingman was born Decem r 28 th 1732 
Abner Kingman was born February y e 3 d 1735 
Mercy Kingman was born april the 2 d An Dom 1737 
Eliab Kingman was born June y e 29 th An°'Dom 1739 
Mary and Rebecca Kingman were born august y e 29 th 1741 
Rebeca Kingman Wife of y e above named Jn° Kingman died 

Decembr y e 8 th 1746 
mary Kingman above named died may y e 3 d 1747 
a Child born of Elisabeth his Second Wife being dead born on y e 

first day of Sept br 1748 
Seth Kingman above named Died Sept y e 14 th An Dom 1756 
[p. 133] The Birth of the Children of James & Mary Barret in the 

Town of Bridgwater 
Martha Barret was born October y e 4 th An° Dom 1725 
Solomon Barret was born October y e 25 th An Dom 1727 
Stephen Barret was born April 17 th Anno Dom 1730 
Mary Barrett was born march y e 12 th An Domini 1732 
John Barrett was born march y e 5 th Ano Domini 1733/4 
Joseph Barrett was born march y c 5 th Ano Dommini 1733/4 
Sarah Barrett was born April y e ninth An Dom 1736 
James Barrett was born march y e 29 th An° Dom 1738 
The Birth of the Children of Zachariah & Abigail Packard 
Elijah Packard was born Janu r y 26 th anno Domini 1725/6 



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Abigail Packard was born June y e 19 th annoq uc Domini 1728 

Nathanael Packard was born August 2 d 1730 

Nathan Packard was born April y e 24 11 ' 1733 

The Birth of y e Children of Isaac & mary Willis 

Seth Willis was born June y e 14 th An Dom 1729 

Isaac Willis was born april y e 20 th An Dom 1731 

mary Willis wife of y c s d Isaac Willis died april y c 28 th An Dom 1731 

mary Willis by Hannah his Second Wife was born October the i6 lh 

An° Dom 1733 
Hannah Willis was born December y e 14 th An Dom 1735 
Ruth Willis was born march the 4 th An Dom 1737/8 
Abraham Willis was born February the 20 th An Dom 1739/40 
Seth Willis above named Died July y e first 1754 
Abraham Willis above named Died august y e 11 th An° Dom 1757 
[p. 134] The birth of the children of David & Sarah Conant 
William Conant was born Septem r y e 12 th Anno Dom 1724 & Died 

in y e year 1731 
David Conant was born April y e sixth Anno Dom 1726 
Jemima Conant was born may y e 12 th An Dom 1732 
Jonathan Conant was born October y e 25' An Dom 1734 
Solomon Conant was born September y e 24 th An Dom 1737 
William Conant was born June y e 29 th An Dom 1742 
Solomon Conant above named died may y e> 9 th An" Dom 1755 
Sarah Conant Wife of y e above named David Conant died June y e 

6^ 1755 
Jemimah Conant above named died June y e 7 th An Dom 1755 
The Birth of the children of Thomas & Elisabeth Buck 
Mary Buck was born y e 6 th of Novem br Ano Dom 1713 
Thomas Buck was born October y e 11 th Anoq e Dom 1715 
Elisabeth Buck was born October y e 17"' Ano Dom 17 17 
John Buck was born April y e 29 th Ano Dom 172 1 
Mathew Buck was born June y e 4 th Ano Dom 1724 
Tabitha Buck was born October y e First An° Dom 1728 
Thomas Buck first above named died april y e y e 4 th An Dom 1755 
Elisabeth Buck first above named died January y e 8 th An° 1760 
The Birth of the children of Robert & Abigail Haward 
John Flaward was born December 20 th Anno Domi 1726 
Martha Haward was born y e 27 th of Octo Anno Dom 1729 
Keziah Haward was born y e 4 th of June An Dom 1732 
Robert Haward was born y e 29 th January An° Dom 1734/5 
Adam Haward was born march y e 18 th An° Dom 1736/7 
Daniel Haward born January 1750 

Abigail Flaward born September 9 th 1740 died Dec r 9 th 1747 
Betty Haward born December first Old Stile in 1744 
Kezia Howard Died September i st 1749 

[p. 135] The birth of the children of Zacheus & Mercy Packard . 
Eliezer Packard was born September 24 th Anno Dom 1727 






Bridgezvater, Mass., Vital Records lyi 

Benjamen Packard was born August y e 5 th 1730 & Decsed y c 19 th of 

September 1730 
Jesse Packard was bourn octobar y e 26 th 1731 & Decsed y e 29 th of 

march 1732 
Seth Packard was born may y e 23 d 1733 
Simeon Packard was born march 30 th 1736 
The birth of the Children of Joseph & Mary Phinney born in the 

Town of Bridgwater 
Alice Phinney was born the 12 th day of February An° Dom 1742/3 
Amie Phinney was born the 9 th day of march An Dom 1744/5 
Noah Phinney was born may y e 21 st An Dom 1748 
Alice Phinney above named Died march y e 12 th 1748/9 
Rebecca Phiney was born January 2 2 d An Dom 1750/51 
Mary Phinney y e Wife of Joseph Phinney above Named died Sep 1 y e 

1 i th 1760 
The Birth of the Children of Samuel and Anne Packard 
Anne Packard was born Agust y e first Anno Domi 1723 
Mary Packard was born, April 16 th Anno Domi 1725 
Bettie Packard was born October 15 th Anno Dom 1727 
Samuel Packard was born 
Hephzibah Packard was born 

Caleb & Joshua Packard were born august y e 10 th An° Dom 1735 
Chloe Packard was*born 
Desire Packard was born 

The Birth of the Children of Joseph and Ann Cary 
Barnabas Cary was born July y e 3 d Anodomini 1733 
The Birth of the Children of Charles & Susanna Snell 
Mehetable Snell was born December y e 30 th An Dom 1745 
[p. 136] The Children of Theodosius and Sarah Moore born in 

Bridgwater 
Thomas Moore was born August y e Ninth Anno Doinin 1726 
John Moore was born February y e 22 nd anodom 173 1 
The children of David and Bithia Haward born in Bridgwater 
David Haward was born October y e 30 th Anno Dom 1728 
Phebe Haward was born Decem br 15 th Anno Domi 1730 
Simeon Haward was born April! 29 th Anodom 1733 
Bethia Haward was born y e 18 th of October anno Dom 1735 
Eliakim Haward was born may y e 8 th An Dom 1739 
mary Haward was born February y e 26 th An° Dom 174 1/2 
Kathrine Haward was born June y e 14 th . An Dom 1744 
Bethia Haward y e Wife of y e above named David Haward Deceased 

y e 26 th of may 1746 
David Haward Sen r first above named died June y e 4 th An° Dom 1751 

aged 47 & 3 m° 
Phebe Haward above named died May 23 d 1803 - aged 72 years 7 m° 
Simeon Pioward above Named died agust 13 th 1804 -aged 71 years 

Mary Harris who was the above named Mary Howard Died October 
22 d 1816 









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The Birth of y e Children of Seth & Mercy Packard born in Bridg- 
water 
Sarah Packard was born August y e 25* 1728 
Lucie Packard was born July y e 26 th An Dom J 731 
mehetable Packard was born march y e 28 th An Dom 1733 
mercy Packard was born may y e 20 th An Dom 1735 
Isaac Packard was born Sep 1 y e 22 d An Dom 1737 
mary Packard was born Novem 1)r y L ' 28 th An Dom 1739 
Seth Packard was born march y e 12 th Ano Dom 1742/3 
Jerusha Packard was born april y e 20 th An" Dom 1744 
Abigail Packard was born march y e 17 th An Dom 1745/6 
more at y e Botom of this page 

The Birth of y e Children of Edward and Keziah White 
Huldah White was born October y e io 1 ' 1 An Dom 1739 
Phebe White was born Sep 1 y e 15 111 An Dom 17 41 
Keziah White was born august y e 29 th An Dom 1744 
Abner Packard born april y e 9 th An Dom 1749 
Jonathan Packard born Sept. 27 th An Dom 1751 
[p. 137] The Children of Thomas & Jemima Whitman 
Simeon Whitman was born September y e 9 th Anno Dom 1728 
Peter Whitman was born may y e 4 th An Dom 1730 
Benjamin Whitman was born February y c 2 d An Dom 1732 
Jemimah Whitman was born June y e 27 th An Dom 1734 
Nathan Whitman Born February An Dom 1736 
Amoss Whitman Born February y e 17 th An Dom 1738 
William Whitman Born may y e 21 st An Dom 17.10 
Isaac Whitman born march y e 28 th An Dom 1742 & Deceased June 






r 



J 747 



Jemima Whitman wife of the 

march y e 5* 1766 
The Birth of y e Children of Josiah & Abigail Snt 



above named Thomas Whitman died 
of the Town of 



Bridgwater 



Josiah Snell was born March y e 27 th An Domini 1730 
Anna Snell was born March y e 19 th An° Domini 1732 



Eligah Snell was born September y 



Ano dom.ini 1734 



Mary Snell was born Sep 1 y e 30 th An Dom 1736 
Abigail Snell was born may y e 30 th An Dom 1739 
Rhoda Snell was born may y e 14 th An Dom 1743 
Nathan Snell was born may y e 20 th An Dom 1.748 
Abigail Snell daughter of Josiah Snell died may y e 13 th 1747 
mary Snell abovenamed died may y e 27 th An Dom 1747 
The birth of y e Children of Ebenezer & Joanna Leach 
Daniel Leach was born December y e 9 th An Dom 1735 
Joanna Leach abovenamed Deceased December y e 17 th 1735 
[p. 138] The birth of the Children of Cornelius & Experience Wash- 
burn 
Nathan Washburn was born Decem r 25 Ann° Domi 1728 
Daniel Washburn was born July 21 Anno Domi 1730 



Bridgeivater, Mass., Vital Records 173 

Robert Washburn was born January y e 2$ x An Dom 1736 Died 

12 th day 
Robert Washburn born February 6 th 1735 Died June 11 th 1737 
Experience Washburn born february i. st 1743 Died February 10 th 1743 
Experience Washburn born born March 8 th 1744 
Joanna Washburn born May 28 th 1747 
Nathan Washburn Died September 25 th 1747 
Ebenezer Washburn Died October 12 th 1747 
Cornelius Washburn born December 29 th 1739 
Cornelius Washburn died September 27 th 1747 
The Birth of the Children of Isaac & Jane Kingman 
Abigail Kingman was born May y e Ninth 1730 
Lemuel Kingman was born Nov' y e 30 th 1732 
Jane Kingman was born October y e 20 th An" Dom 1736 
Bethia Kingman was born may y L ' 16 th An Dom 1743 
Isaac Kingman was born October y e 11 th An Dom 1747 
The Children of Thomas & Martha Conant 
Nathan Conant was born April y e 12 th Anno Dom 1731 
Sarah Conant was born May y e 2 d An° Dom 1733 
Martha Conant was born February y e 8 th 1735 
Rebekah Conant was born July y e 20 th An Dom 1737 
[p. 139] The Birth of the Children of John and Experience Cary 
John Cary was born March 8 th Anno Dom 17 18/19 
Martha Cary was born May 5 th Anno Dom 172 1 
Henry Cary was born October 14 th Anno Dom 1723 
Susanna Cary was born Octob r 16 th Anno Dom 1725 
Beriah Cary was born March 25 Anno Dom 1729 
Experience Cary above named died april y e 7 th An Dorn 1729 
Molley Criry was born June y e 4 th An° Dom 1732 by mary his 2 d 

wife 
mary Cary y e wife of y e above named John Cary died June y e y e 18 th 

1732 
Nathan Cary by Sarah his 4 th Wife was born December y e 21 th 1736 
Thankfull Cary was born June y e 27 th An" Dom 1745 
Joshua Cary was born June y e 2 9 th An Dom 1748 
Joshua Cary above named died December y e 29 th An Dom 1751 
Susanna Cary being y e third Wife of y e abovenamed John Cary by 

whom he had no Children died may y e 5* An Dorn 1734 
•Huldah Cary by Sarah his fourth wife was born July y e 25* 1735 & 

died in august following 
John Cary the Parent of y e abovenamed Children Died October y e 

12 th 1770 
The Birth of the Children of William & Abigail Hayward 
Abigail Hayward was born April 24 Anno Dom 1730 
Lois Hayward was born October 4 th Anno Dom 1732 
Sarah Hayward was born April y e 2 2 d An Dom 1735 
Elisabeth Whitman y e Wife of John Whitman Deceased Sep* y e 15 th 

1727 



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The Children of John and Elisabeth Whitman his Second Wife 

Samuel Whitman was born Septem r 26 th Anno Dom 1730 

Elisabeth Whitman was born August y d 6"' Ann Dom 1732 

John Whitman was born March 17 th Ann° Dom 1735 

James Whitman was born January y e 2 d An Dom 1738/9 

Elisabeth Whitman y e Second Wife of sd John Whitman Deceased 

august y e 16 1742 
Danael Whitman was born may y e 15 th An° Dom 1744 
by Hannah his Third Wife 

Ezra Whitman born May y e Seventh An Dom 1747 
Hannah Whitman 3 d Wife of John Whitman first abovenamed died 

march y e 30 th An Dom 1762 
James Whitman above named died June y e 9 th An Doin 1747 
Elisabeth Whitman y e daughter of John Whitman above named died 

February y e 8 th 1765 
John Whitman first above Named Died January 7 th 1792 
[p. 140] The birth of y e children of Samuel & Bithia Pratt 
Sarah Pratt was born April y e 23 Anno Dom 1731 
The birth of the children of John & Mary Field 
John Field was born April y e 8 th Ann° Dom 1727 
James Field was born June y e first Ann° Dom 1729 
The Children of John & Silence Burr Born in Bridgwater 
John Burr was born June y e 9 th Ann Domini 1724 
Elijah Burr was born May 2i bt Anno Domini 1726 
Mary Burr was born Septem br y e 26 Anno Dorrii '17.28 
Jonathan Burr was born April i6 lh Anno Domi 1731 
Seth Burr was born april y e 7 th An° Dom 1734 
Ephraim Burr was born august y e 29 th An Dom 1737 
John Burr the above Named Died may y e 16 th 1777 
Silence Burr the above Nam d Died may y e 6 th 1773 
The Birth of y e Children of Jn° Burr Jun r & Sarah his Wife 
Sarah Burr born Sep 1 y e 28 th An Dom 1746 
John Burr the Last above Named Died October 1776 
The Birth of y e Children of Timothy & Bethia Keith 
Levie Keith was born august y e 25 th An Dom 1738 
Timothy Keith was born July y e 24 th An° Dom 1740 
Daniel Pettingail Son of Akerman Pettingail by Joanna his his Wife 

was born October y e 10 th Ano Dom 1726 
The Birth of y e Children of Akerman Pettingail by mehetable his 

Second Wife 
Stephen Pettingail was born April y e 28 th Ano Dom 1743 
Silence Pettingail was born February y e 9 th Ano Dom 1744/5 



( To be continued) 



Hopkins Notes 175 

HOPKINS NOTES 

1 

{Continued from page iiq) 

In this article are given exhaustive abstracts, from the Barn- 
stable County, Mass., Probate Records, of the will of Joshua 3 
Hopkins {Gyles' 1 , Stephen 1 ) of East ham, Mass., of all records re- 
lating to the settlement of his estate, and of all records relating 
to the settlement of the estate of John 5 Hopkins (Judah* 
Stephen 2 , Gyles' 1 , Stephen 1 ) of Harwich, Mass. 

The proper reference to the volume and page of the original 
records is given with each abstract. 



[Will of Joshua 3 Hopkins] 

[5 • 37 2 ] On 14 May, 1734, "Joshua Hopkins of Eastham 
. . . . Yeoman being now Arived to Old Age In & a Wid- 
dower " made his will. Bequests were as follows : 

"haveing Already Given unto my two Sons Namely Elisha 
Hopkins & Joshua Hopkins Deeds of Considerable of My Lands 
I do Give unto my Daughter Lydia Hopkins thirty Seven 
Pounds also . . . . y e Westerly Half part of my Dwelling house 
with half y e Back Leanto with half y e Barn with y e one half of 
all the Land of my homestead with One half of that my Parcell 
of Land Lying Near to y e Land of Joseph Doane Esq r " 

" to my Daughter Phebe Bixbe y e Easterly half part of my 
Dwelling house w th y e One half of my Barn with One half of 
y e Lands of my homestead with y e One half of that Parsell 
of land Next to the land of Joseph Doane Esq r for hir to use 
& Improve all & Every Particular thereof During y e term of hir 
Natural Life & then after hir Decease I Give all & Every 
Particular thereof to my Grandson Joseph Bixbee .... also I 
Give unto my Said Daughter Phebe Bixbe One Quarter part 
of my Meadow at Rock Harbor for hir to use During y e term 
of hir Natural Life & then after hir Decease I Give y e Same to 
my Said Grandson Joseph Bixbee " 

"unto my above S d Daughter Lydia Hopkins .... One 
Quarter part of my Meadow at Rock Harbor " 

"to my Son Joshua Hopkins .... one half of my Meadow 
at Rockharbor " 

" to my Daughter Hannah Paine that Lott of land I Bought 
of William Twining Lying Near to Stephen Snows " 



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" to my Grandson Eben r Paine .... twenty Acres of that 
my Lot of Land in Harwich in y e Purchase made of y L * Qiiasons 
Laying Near to Benjamin Philip" 

" to my two Grandsons Namely John Taylor & Edward 
Taylor .... One Seventh part of my flats & Sedge Ground 
Lying Between Esnew Island Strong Island & so towards y c 
Harbour as It was Purchased by my Self & Sam 11 Mayo " 

"all the Rest of my Estate Both Real & Personal Lying & 
being both in East ham Harwich & Chatham or Else Where 
I Give in Equal Proportion Alike to & Among my Children 
Namely Elish Hopkins Joshua Hopkins Abigal Taylor maty 
Smith Lydia Hopkins Hannah Paine & Phebe 13ix.be " 

" I Do Constitute .... my Son Elisha Hopkins my Whole 
& Sole Exec r " 

The will was signed by a mark. The witnesses were Joseph 
Doane, Elisha Doane and Hannah Higgins, the last signing 
by a mark. 

"The foregoing Will Being PSented for Probate by Joshua 
Hopkins Administrator Cu Testamento Anexo Elisha Hopkins 
who was Appointed Exec r by y e Testator Renouncing y e Exec r 
Joseph Doane Elisha Doane & Hannah Higgins Witnesses" 
made oath to the will on 31 August, 1738, before Melatiah 
Bourne, Judge of Probate. 

[6: 26] "September 1738 my Father Joshua Hopkins 
Estate D r " Payments had been made to "Cap 1 Samuell 
Knowls" ; Nathaniel Doane; "William Smith Digging Grave " 
5s.; "Brother Taylor"; Nathaniel Freeman, tanner; Richard 
Mayo, constable; Widow Harding; Jeremiah Smith; "Brother 
Elisha Hopkins"; Deacon Jonathan Higgens; Edward Kendrick; 
Israel Cole ; Theophilus Payne ; Joshua Jethro ; " Hannah Hig- 
gins for Witnes to the Will " 10s. ; " Sister Lydia " ; " Brother 
Byxbee"; "Sister Byxbee " ; "Brother Smith"; Nathaniel 
Payne; Doctor Hulker ; " Ksq T Doane"; Elisha Doane; Elisha 
Young; "Esq 1 Payne"; "Sister Taylor"; "Sister Hannah 
Payne " ; Samuel Baty ; " Going to the Prop rs Clerk of Sipsons 
purchase & quassons and Town Records several times"; "a 
Copy of a Deed of harwich Pdats " ; " And Toombstones I 
Desire yo to Allow " £$. 

On 10 June, 1741, "Joshua Hopkins Administrator.. .. 
Made Oath to the Within Accompt " 

[6: 28] On 22 June, 1741, "Joseph Smith of Eastham .... 
Cordwainer " was appointed " Guardian unto Mary Hickman 
a Minor Daughter to Mary Smith Late of Eastham afors d 
Deceased With full Power" to demand " Such part and portion 



Hopkins Notes 177 

of Estate as Accrues to her in Right of her Grandfather Joshua 
Hopkins Late of Eastham aforsaid Deceased " 

[6: 29] On 22 June, 1741, ''Joseph Smith of Eastham . . . . 
Cordwainer " was appointed "Guardian Unto Bashua Smith 
a Minor Daughter to Mary Smith Late of Eastham aforsaid 
Deceased With full power " to demand " Such part and portion 
of Estate as Accrues To her in Right of her Grandfather Joshua 
Hopkins Late of Eastham aforsaid Deceased" 

[6: 30] On 22 June, 174 1, "Joseph Smith of Eastham . . . . 
Cordwainer" was appointed "Guardian unto Samuell Smith a 
Minor Son to Mary Smith Late of Eastham aforsaid Deceased 
with full Power" to demand "Such part and portion of Estate 
as accrues to her in in Right of his Grandfather Joshua Hopkins 
Late of Eastham aforsaid Deceased " 

[6 : 31] On 22 June, 1741, "Joseph Smith of Eastham .... 
Cordwainer " was appointed " Guardian unto Huldah Smith a 
Minor Daughter of Mary Smith Late of Eastham aforsaid 
Deceased With full Power " to demand " Such part and Portion 
of Estate as accrues to her in Right of her Grandfather Joshua 
Hopkins Late of Eastham aforsaid Deceased " 



[Estate of John Hopkins] 

[5 : 346] An inventory of the estate of "John Hopkins late 
of Harwich ,Deceas d Taken by us y e Sub rs this 19 th Day of 
March Anno 1738/9" mentions no real estate. The appraisers 
were Chillingsworth Foster, Joseph Mayo and Judah Thacher. 

On 26 April, 1739, "Joseph Crosby Aclminis r Made Oath 
that the foregoing is a true .... Inventory of y e Estate of John 
Hopkins late of Harwich Husbandman Deceas d " 

On 27 April, 1739, "An Accompt of things Allowed to y e 
Widdow Mehetible Hopkins Out of the Estate of John Hopkins 
Deceas d for housekeeping &c " 

"The Estate of John Hopkins Deceas d being Insolvent" 
Joseph Crosby, administrator, presented an account, on 27 Feb- 
ruary, 1739, °f payments already made to Doctor Plercy, to 
Judah Sears, constable, and to others not named. 

[5 : 347] An undated list of creditors, presented by Kenelm 
Winslow and Judah Sears, commissioners, shows that the estate 
was indebted to Rev. Nathaniel Stone, Nathaniel Stone, Jr., 
Joshua Freeman, Edward Snow, Patrick Marnen, Thomas 
Winslow, Beriah Broadbrook, Jr., Edward Bangs, Jr., Jonathan 
Bangs, Jr., Jeremiah Baker, Gideon Myrick, David Paddock, 






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PlymoutJi Colony Deeds 



John Rider, Jr., Ichabod Vickery, Samuel Paddock, Samuel 
Joyce, Benjamin Sears, Edmund Freeman, Jonathan Cobb, 
Capt. Joseph Freeman, William Paine, Esq., John Dillingham, Jr., 
Joseph Wing. 

[5 : 348] On 30 July, 1740, the estate was declared insolvent 
and a dividend of two shillings, ten pence and three farthings 
on the pound was ordered paid to the creditors. 

( To be continued) 



PLYMOUTH COLONY DEEDS 

( Continued from page jj) 

[Oliver Calloway to John Palmer, Sr.] 

[p. 48] 1660: PrenceGov 1 ": 

A Deed appointed to bee Recorded 

To all people to whom these p'sents shall Come Oliver 
Calloway of Boston in the Gov r ment of the Massachusetts in 
New England in America Seaman sendeth greeting &c. 

Know yea that I the aforsaid Oliver Calloway for and in 
Consideration of five pounds of Current New England pay To 
mee alreddy payed by John Palmer Seni 1 ' of Scittuate in The 
Gov r ment of New Plymouth in New England in america planter; 
wherwith I the aforsaid Oliver Calloway Doe acknowlidg my 
selfe fully satisfyed Contented and payed ; and therof and 
of every pte and pcell therof Doe exownarate acquitt and Dis- 
charge the aforsaid John Palmer hee his heires exequitors 
adminestrators and assignes forever by these p'sents ; have 
freely and absolutely bargained and sold enfeofed and Con- 
feirmed ; and by these p'sents Doe bargaine sell enfofe and 
Confeirme from mee the said Oliver Calloway and my heires 
To him the said John Palmer and his heires and assignes for 
ever all that my lott of upland and marsh land lying and being 
in Scittuate upon the North River Containing fifty acrees of 
upland more or lesse ; and eight acrees of marshland more or 
less ; which said upland Doth butt towards the southeast upon 
the said marshland and towards the Northwest against the 
woods or Comons being in length eight score Rodds ; and both 
upland and marsh is bounded towards the southwest with the 
Indian head River ; and towards the Northeast with the lands 
of John Palmer Juni r with all and singulare the privilidges and 



Plymouth Colony Deeds 179 

appurtenances therunto belonging or appertaining to all or any 
pte or pcell of the said fifty acrees more or lesse of upland 
and eight acrees more or lesse of marsh land with all my 
said Right title and Interest to all and every pte and pcell 
therof To have and to [p. 49] To hold the aforsaid fifty 
acrees more or lesse of upland and eight acrees more or lesse 
of mersh land unto the aforsaid John Palmer Seni r : hee his 
heires and assignes for ever To the proper use and behoofe of 
him the said John Palmer Seni 1 : hee his heires and assignes for 
ever ; To bee holden according to the maner of Eastgreenwich 
in the Countey of Kent in free and Comon Soccage and not in 
Capite nor by Knights service by the Rents and services therof 
and therby Due and of Right accostomed ; and warranting the 
sale heerof against all people whatsoever from by or under mee 
the said Oliver Calloway or by my Right or title Claiming any 
Right or title or enterest of or in the p r mises or any pte or pcell 
therof ; And the said Oliver Calloway Doth alsoe Covenant 
promise and graunt that it shall and may bee lawfull to and for 
the said John Palmer either by him selfe or his Attorney to 
Record or enrowle these p'sents or to Cause them to bee Re- 
corded or enrowled in the Records of New Plymouth or in any 
other place of Records according to the usual 1 manor of Record- 
ing and enrovvling evidences in such Cases provided ; To and for 
the true pformance of the p r mises I the said Oliver Calloway 
bind mee my heires exequitors adminnestrators and Assignes 
feirmly by these p'sents In Witnes Wherof I have heerunto sett 
my hand and seale this first Day of October Ann : Dom : 1658 
Signed Sealed and Delivered Oliver Calloway and a seale 

in the p r sence of us 
Jonathan Negus 
Thomas ffitch 
Samuell Robinson 

[John Hewes, Sr., to William Randall] 

[d. 50] 1660 Prence Gov r : 

A Deed appointed to bee Recorded 
This Deed pole made on the tenth Day of January in the 
yeare of our Lord God one Thousand six hundred and fifty 
witnesseth That I John hewes Seni r : of Scittuate in the Gov r - 
ment of New Plymouth in New England in America Plantor ; 
for and in Consideration of the sume of twelve pounds six 
shillinges and eight pence Current money of England to mee 
in hand payed by Willam Randall of Scittuate aforsaid in the 



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Plymouth Colony Deeds 



Gov r ment aforsaid plantor wherof and of every pte and pcell 
therof I the said John hewes Doe acknowledge my selfe to bee 
fully and Duely satisfyed and and payed and therof and of every 
pte and peel therof Doe acquit t exownarate and Discharge the 
aforsaid Willam Randall him his heires exequitors adminnestra- 
tors and assignes for ever ; by these presents have freely and 
absolutely bargained and sold ; and by these p r sents Doe bar- 
gaine sell enfeofe and Confeirme from mee the said John hewes 
and my heires unto him the said Willam Randall and his heires 
and Assignes for ever all that peece or pcell of upland lying and 
being in Scittuate aforsaid by the River Comonly Called and 
knowne by the Name of the North River and on the Northwest 
side of the said River and is by estimation sixty acrees more or 
lesse and is bounded towards the East to the marsh land of the 
said Willam Randall towards the west to the Gomon towards 
the North to the upland of the said Willam Randall and toward 
the south by the land of Willam Curtis ; as alsoe a Certaine 
peece or pcell of marsh or meddow land Containing by measure 
eleven acrees more or lesse ; sett lying & being neare unto the 
said upland adjoyning unto the aforsaid River and is bounded 
with the said River ; and with the upland and meddow of the 
said Willam Curtis and the meddow of the said Willam Randall 
with all the wood timber trees appurtenances and privileges 
whatsoever therunto belonging to all or any pte or pcell of the 
said upland [p. 51] and meddow with all my Right title and 
Interest therin or in every pte or pcell therof ; To have and to 
hold the aforsaid pcells of upland and meddow to him the said 
Willam Randall to him his heires and assignes for ever ; not in 
Capite nor by Knightes service but in ffree Scockage and after 
the tenor of East greenwich in the Countey of Kent by the 
Rentes and services therof and therby Due and of Righte 
accoustomed ; and with warrant against any pson or psons 
whatsoever from by of in or under mee the said John hewes or 
by my. Right or in my Name Claiming or to Claime any Right 
or Interest in the p r mises or in any pte therof ; heerby maintain- 
ing and sufficiently to save harmles the said Willam Randall 
and his heires for ever against all such titles troubles or Incom- 
brances whatsoever by in of or under mee the said John hewes 
or my heires or any other pson or psons in my Name or by my 
Right that shall or may heerafter claime any such titles or 
Interest in the said p r mises or any pte or psell therof ; and the 
said John hewes Doth alsoe further bargaine promise and graunt 
that Joane his wife shall with in one month after the Date heerof 
yeild and give up her Right in the thirds in the said lands unto 



Plymouth Colony Deeds 181 

the said Willam Randall and that before a majestrate according 
to the usuall Costome and manor of yeilding or Resigning of 
Rights in such Cases ; and the said John hewes Doth also 
promise Covenant and graunt by these p r sents that it shall and 
may bee lawful! to and for the said Willam Randall either by 
himselfe or his Attorney to Record or enrowle these p r sents or 
to Cause them to bee Recorded or enrowled in the Court of 
New Plymouth aforsaid or in any other Court or place of Records 
in that Case provided before the Gov 1 ' then being or any majes- 
trate in that Case provided according to the usuall manor of 
Recording or enrowling of evidences ; In witnes wherof I the 
said John hewes have heerunto sett my hand and seale the Day 
and yeare first above writen 

Signed Sealed and Delivered The marke of John hewes 

in the p r sence of and a seale 

Resolved White 
John Vassall ; 

The 29 of may 1654 Joane the wife of John hewes aforsaid 
Did freely yeild up her Interest in the thirds of the abovesaid 
lands before mee Timothy hatherley ; 

[George Kenricke to William Randall] 

[p. 52] 1660: Prence Gov r : 

A Deed Apointed to bee Recorded 
This Deed Pole bearing Date the seaventh Day of march in 
the one and twentyeth yeare of the Raigne of our Sov r : Lord 
Charles by the grace of God of England Scotland ffrance and 
Ireland Kinge Defender of the faith ; and in the yeare of our 
lord god one thousand six hundred forty and five between Gorge 
Kenricke of Scittuate in the Corporation of New Plymouth in 
America plantor on the one pte and Willam Randall of marsh- 
feild in the Corporation aforsaid Thacher on the other pte 
witnesseth ; that the said Gorge Kenricke for and in Consider- 
ation of twenty six pounds and six shillings to him in hand 
payed hath bargained and sould ; and by these p r sents Doth 
bargaine alianate and sell from mee and my heires for ever unto 
Willam Randall aforsaid one pcell of upland Containeing by es- 
timation three score acrees bee it more or lesse lying in Scittuate 
aforsaid buting and bounded as followeth viz : with the land of 
John hewes on the southwest and the land of Ephraim kemton 
on the northeast ; and to the North River Southeast and to the 
Comon Northwest ; as alsoe nine acrees of marsh land more or 
lesse lying next adjoyning to John hewes ; and to the north Rivei 



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as alsoe one pcell of upland Containing by estimation one hun- 
dred acrees bee it mure or lesse being bounded as followeth ; 
with the Comon on the northeast and northwest; and on the 
southeast with the north River and on the southwest with the 
land of Oliver Callowey and alsoe sixteen acrees of marshland 
bee it more or lesse ; bounded on both sides with the marshland 
of M r Timothy hatherley and on the one end with the north 
River and on the other end with the upland of Thomas Cham- 
bers ; all which said lands with all the appurtenances and 
privilidges therunto belonging I the said Gorge Kenricke both 
for me and my heires for ever Doe quite Disclaime all my Right 
title and enterest in the said land with all the appurtenances ; 
and I the said Gorge Kenricke Doe by these p r sents bind my 
selfe and my heires to Defend the said Willam Randall and his 
heires from all or any pson whatsoever that shall any way lay 
Claime to the said lands or any pte or pcell therof or any privi- 
lidge therunto belonging ; In Witnesse wherof I have heerunto 
sett my hand and seale the Day and yeare above written &c 
Signed Sealed and Delivered Gorge Kenricke 

in the p r sence of And A seale ; 

James Torrey 1645 
Willam Varssall 



[Gowin White to William Randall] 

[p. 53] 1660 Prence Gov r : 

A Deed Appointed to bee Recorded 
To all people to whome these p'sents shall Come Gowin 
White of Scittuate in the Jurisdiction of New Plymouth in New 
England sendeth Greeting Know yea that I the aforsaid Gowin 
White for and in Consideration of a sufficient sume of money 
in full Satisfaction to mee in hand payed by Willam Randall 
of Scittuate aforsaid Thacher ; wherwith I Doe acknowlidge my 
selfe sufficiently satisfyed Contented and payed ; and therof and 
of every pte and pcell therof ; Doe exonarate acquitt and Dis- 
charge the said Willam Randall and his heires exequitors 
Adminestrators and assignes for ever ; by these p'sents ; have 
freely and absolutely bargained and sold Enfeofed; & Con- 
firmed and by these p'sents Doe bargaine sell enfeofe and 
Confeirme from mee the said Gowin white and my heires To 
him the said Willam Randall and his heires exequitors Admin- 
nestrators and Assignes for ever a Certaine Dwelling house 
together with a Certaine tract of upland and a pcell of Meddow 
land all of them lying and being in Scittuate aforsaid upon the 



Plymouth Colony Deeds 183 

River Comonly Called the North River ; the upland and meddow 
being bounded Towards the North to the land of Willam Curtice ; 
Towards the south to the land that the said Gowin White sold 
unto Willam holmes of Marshfeild ; as it is bounded by the 
markes agreed upon by the said Gowin White and Willam 
Randall aforsaid ; which markes are a smale Berch marked ; from 
thence to a great white oake and from thence to a smale walnutt 
tree ; and from thence to a marked maple tree by the little 
brooke ; from thence to a Rid oake Marked standing upon a 
Ridge ; from thence to a long Dry forked pole standing by the 
Creeke side att the head of the Cove of mersh and sue from the 
forked pole aforsaid as the Crccke Runs untilL it Comes to the 
Hand of upland in the marsh ; att which place on the side of 
the Hand is a marked Rid Oake ; from that Rid oake straight 
over a point of marsh to another little Rid oake marked ; from 
thence over the Hand to the Range that is between the aforsaid 
pcell of meddow and the meddow land of John hewes ; and see 
as that Range goes until] it Comes to the North River aforsaid ; 
To have and to hold the aforsaid Dwelling bouse upland and 
meddow land with all the privilidges and Appurtenances therunto 
belonging or any way appertaining either to all or any pte or 
pcell therof and all my my Right title or enterest in the p r mises ; 
or any pte or pcell therof; from mee the said Gowin White and 
my heires exequitors Adminestrators and assignes for ever ; To 
him the said Willam Randall and his heires exequitors Admin- 
nestrators and Assignes for ever To bee holden according to the 
manor of East greenwich in the Countey of Kent in ffree and 
Comon Soccage and not in Capite nor by Knightes service nor 
by the Rents and services therof and therby Due and of Right 
accustomed ; warranting to make good the sale and title of the 
aforsaid house and land ; both upland and meddow land ; and all 
the land that is Comprised within the markes and bounds afor- 
said against all psons whatsoever from by or under mee the said 
Gowin White or by my Right or title Claiming any Right title 
or enterest in the p r mises or any pte or pcell therof ; And I the 
said Gowin White Doe by these p r sents Covenant promise and 
graunt that Elizabeth my wife shall Surrender up her Right in 
the aforsaid house and land before a majestrate according to 
order of Court in that Case provided ; within three monthes next 
ensuing the Date hecrof ; and I the said Gowin White Doe 
further Covenant promise and graunt by these p r sents that It 
shall and may bee lawfull to and for the said Willam Randall 
either by himself e or his attorney to Record and enrowle these 
presents or to Cause them to bee Recorded and enrowled ; in the 



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Court att New Plymouth before the Gov r : for the time being 
or any other Majestrate in that case provided according to order 
of Court ; in that Case ; In Witnes wherof I the said Gowin 
White have heerunto sett my hand and seale the two and twen- 
tieth Day of December In the yeare of our Lord one thousand 
six hundred fifty and eight ; 
Signed Sealed and Delivered The [*] of Gowin White 

in the p r sence of us and A seale 

John Turner 
Walter hatch 
James Torrey 

Elisabeth the wife of Gowin White 'Did make Surrender of 
her Interest in the lands within specifyed according to the 
bounds therin mencioned ; this 12 of December 1660 : 

Josias Winslow Assistant ; 

[Manasses Kemton to William Harlow] 

[p. 54] 1660 Prence Gov r 

The 20 th of ffebruary 1660 : 

Memorandum that Mannasses Kemton of Plymouth in the 
Jurisdiction of Plymouth in New England yeoman Doth ac- 
knowlidg that hee hath and Doth by these p'sents freely give 
graunt allianate and make over unto Willam harlow of the 
towne aforsaid in the Jurisdiction aforsaid Cooper ; two acrees 
of ffresh meddow lying in the meddow Comonly Called the 
south meddow belonging to sundry psons of the towne of 
Plymouth aforsaid ; viz : Two acrees of the meddow belonging 
to the said Mannasses Kemton in the meddow aforsaid ; To have 
and to hold unto the said Willam harlow his heires and assignes 
forever ; The said p r mises with all and singulares the appurte- 
nances belonging therunto with all the said Mannasses Kemton 
his Right title and enterest into the said two acrees of Meddow; 
To belong and appertaine unto the onely proper use and behoofe 
of the said Willam harlow his heires and assignes for ever ; 



[Manasses Kemton to Nathaniel Morton] 

The 20 th of ffebruary 1660: 

Memorandum That Mannasses Kemton of the Towne of 
Plymouth in the Jurisdiction of Plymouth in New England in 
America yeoman Doth Acknowlidge That hee hath and Doth 
by these p'sents ffreely give graunt allianate and make over 
unto his son in law Nathaneell Morton seni 1 ' of the Towne of 

* The word " mark 'twas omitted. 



Plymouth Colony Deeds 185 

Plymouth aforsaid in the Jurisdiction aforsaid ; all that his pte 
portion or share of land belonging to him as a Townsman of the 
Towne of Plymouth which said land is Comonly Called and 
knowne by the Name of Punckateesett and places adjacent ; in 
the Jurisdiction of Plymouth aforsaid; lying over against Road 
Hand ; To have and to hould all the said Mannasses Kemton his 
whole Right title and entcrest of and into the said land both 
purchased and to bee purchased ; with all and singulare the 
appurtenances belonging therunto or to any pte or pcell therof ; 
unto the said Nathaneell Morton his heires and assignes for ever 
The said p r mises with all and singulare the appurtenances 
belonging therunto To appertaine unto the onely proper use 
and behoof of him the said Nathaneell Morton hee his heires 
and assignes for ever 

[Manasses Kemton to Ephraim Morton] 

[p. 55] 1660: Prence Gov r : 

The 21 of ffebruary 1660 : 

Memorandum That Mannasses Kemton of the Towne of 
Plymouth in the Jurisdiction of Plymouth in New England in 
America yeoman Doth acknowlidge That hee hath and Doth 
by these p r sents freely give graunt allianate and make over unto 
Ephraim Morton of The Towne aforsaid in the Jurisdiction afor- 
said plantor the one halfe of all that his lot or share of land 
Comonly Called the Purchase land lying and being att Acushena 
Coaksett and places adjacent both upland and meddow with all 
and singulare the woods waters and all other appurtenances and 
privilidges belonging therunto; To have and to hold all the 
said Mannasses Kemton his halfe pte of all that lott or portion 
of land Comonly Called the purchase land appertaining to the 
said Mannasses Kemton as a purchaser lying att Acushena 
Coaksett and places adjacent with all and singulare the med- 
dowes woods waters and all other appurtenances appertaining 
therunto ; unto the said Ephraim Morton hee his heires and 
assignes for ever ; The said p r mises with all and singulare the 
appurtenances belonging therunto ; To appertaine unto the onely 
proper use and behoofe of him the said Ephraim Morton hee 
his heires and assignes for ever ; 

[Ephraim Morton to Nathaniel and John Morton] 

The 21 of ffebruary 1660 : 

Memorandum That Ephraim Morton of the Towne of Plym- 
outh in the Jurisdiction of Plymouth in v New England in 
america plantor Doth acknowlidge that hee hath and Doth 



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freely by these p r sents freely give graunt allianate and make 
over unto Nathaneell Morton and John Morton of the Tbwne 
aforsaid in the Jurisdiction aforsaid plantors all that his Right ; 
which hee hath or ever had in the lott and portion of land which 
was the land of Gorge Morton Deceased lying and being att 
Acushena Coaksett and places adjacent Comonly Called the 
Purchase land ; To have and to hold all The said Ephraim 
Morton his said Right title and enterest that hee hath or ever 
had of and into that share lott and portion of land which was 
somtimes the land of Gorg Morton Deceased lying att Acushena 
Coaksett and places adjacent with all and singulare the med- 
dowes woods waters and all other appurtenances and privilidges 
therunto appertaining to belong unto the said Nathaneell Morton 
and John Morton ; to them and each of them theire and each of 
theire heires and assignes for ever ; The said p'mises with all 
and singulare the appurtenances and privilidges belonging ther- 
unto ; to appertaine to the onely proper use and behoofe of them 
the said Nathaneell Morton and John Morton to them and theire 
heires and assignes for ever ; 

( To be continued) 



WESTON NOTES 

By George Ernest Bowman 

Under the general title of " Weston Notes" we shall print, 
from time to time, selections from the voluminous notes made 
by the Editor, from original records and documents, relating 
to the descendants of Edmund 1 Weston of Duxbury. 

In this first article are given abstracts of the wills of Edmund 1 
Weston and his son Elnathan 2 Weston, both of Duxbury. 

The numerous intermarriages between the descendants of 
Edmund 1 Weston and descendants of Mayflower Passengers 
made it necessary to study with great care the original records 
relating to this family, and many grave errors have been found 
in " The Descendants of Edmund Weston of Duxbury " printed, 
in 1887, in the New England Historical and Genealogical 
Register [41 : 285]. 

As the "old style" legal year began with the month of 
March, it is evident that Edmund 1 Weston's will was dated 
18 April, not 18 February. 



Weston Notes 187 

Elnathan 2 Weston did not marry " Desire Standish, a grand- 
daughter of Myles Standish." The only wife known for El- 
nathan 2 was his widow Jane, whose surname has not been dis- 
covered [Ante, 12 : 31]. The compiler of the Weston genealogy 
apparently confused Elnathan 2 (Edmund 1 } with his nephew, 
Nathan 3 (Edm///id 2 ~ l ), who married Desire 3 Standish {Alex- 
ander' 1 , Myles 1 ), on 21 February, 171 5, [Ante, 2 : 236]. 

Sarah 3 Weston {Elnathan 2 f Edmund 1 ) did not marry John 
Churchill, on 10 April, 17 17. John Chandler and Sarah 3 Weston 
were married 4 March, 1707/8. [Ante, 10: 185.] 

Mary 3 Weston (Ehiathatr, Edmund 1 ) married Joseph Sim- 
mons on 8 February, 1709/10, not on 10 April, 171 7. [Ante, 
11 : 23.] 

No original documents relating to the estate of Edmund 1 
Weston remain in the Plymouth County, Mass., Probate Piles. 

The original will of Elnathan 2 Weston is still preserved in 
the files, also the original warrant issued to the appraisers, and 
the original inventory. 



[Edmund 1 Weston's Will] 

[8: 17] " Duxborough This Eighteenth Day of the 2 d M.* 
1686. The Last will and Testament of Edmond Weston .... 
I being Very aged & Sick & weak .... Funeral Charges & 
my Debts to be paid out of My Pcrsonall Estate Before any 
Legacies " 

''unto my Son Edmond all my Lands lying on the North 
Side of Greens Harbour Brook " 

"Unto My Son John One red Heifer Now with Calfe & 
one yearling Heifer & my old mare" 

"unto my Daughter Mary Now the wife of John Delano 
My Bigest Pot & a Tract of Land where the s d Delanos house 
Doth Stand according to the Bounds formerly agreed on & the 
Land that I had of him to Return to him againe " 

" My Son Elnathan to be Executor of this my Last will " 

"unto my Son Elnathan My house & all Lands lying In 
Duxborough and all the Remaining Part of my Instate he pay- 
ing Debts & Legaceys " 

The will was witnessed by Edward Southworth and Thomas 
Delano. 

"June 3 rd 1686 Edward Southworth & Thomas Delano .... 
made Oath in the Court " before Daniel Smith, Assistant. 

* The second month was April (not February) in old style dating. 



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[Elnathan 2 Weston's Will] 

[From the original] "The last will . .... of Elnathan weston 
of Duxborough I being old and weak " 

"to my Son Samuell all the home lot of land whereon i now 
live and that part of Tomkinses forty acre lot that is on the 
west Side of The path that gps from the house we now live in 
to the South End of west Ridg and half my salt meadow at 
wood island and my Shear of the beach " 

"to my Son Joseph weston the forty acre lot of land he 
now lives on all but that small part before mentioned on the 
west side of s d path " 

'< to my Son Joseph weston the medow called Tompkins 
medow joyning to sd lot and half my salt medow at wood iland 
and my shear of salt medow i had by division and my shear of 
Ceder Swamp and my gun " 

"to my sons Samuel and Joseph weston my forty acre lot 
of land at pine brook Equaly betwext them " 

" to my Daughter mary the wife of Joseph Simons Three 
pounds " 

"to my Daughter Sary the wife of John chandler fifty 
shilings " 

" to my Daughter abigal fifty Shilings and my best bed and 
furniture belonging to it and the bigest plater and the bigst 
pewter bason " 

"the money part of the legacys be payed by Samuel and 
Joseph " equally. 

" I Doe give all my moveable Estate to my trew and loving 
wife During her natural life and if any remain after her Death 
to all my children equaly " 

" I Doe will and charge my sons Samuel and Joseph weston 
to provide for and carfully to look after their mother as long as 
she lives " 

The son Samuel was made executor. 

The will was dated 19 April, 1728, and witnessed by Peiatiah 
West, John Southworth and "Philip Dilano". The witnesses 
were all sworn 26 May, 1729, and the will was proved 14 June, 
1729. [The will was also recorded, 5 : 562.] 

[From the original] On 27 May, 1729, "Edward Arnold 
Esqr mr Pallatiah West and mr Phillip Dellano all of Dux- 
borough " were appointed appraisers. [Also recorded, 5 : 565] 

[From the original] On 16 July, 1729, the inventory was 
taken by Philip Delano, Peiatiah West and Edward Arnold. The 
real estate was : Upland and meadow, ^600 ; A share in the 
























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Paine Notes 189 

beach and a share in cedar swamp, £3, 10s. The inventory 
was sworn to, on 16 July, 1729, by the three appraisers, and by 
Samuel Weston, the executor. . [Also recorded, 5 : 563.] 

{To be continued) 



PAINE NOTES 

By George Ernest Bowman 

Under the general title of "Paine Notes" we shall print, 
from time to time, selections from the voluminous notes made 
by the Editor, from original records and documents, relating to 
the descendants of Thomas Paine of Eastham, who married 
Mary Snow 3 (Constance- Hopkins, Stephen 1 ). 

In this first article we give an exhaustive abstract of the 
will of Thomas Paine, and of the probate proceedings. AJ1 are 
found in the third volume of the Barnstable County, Mass., 
Probate Records. The files contain no original documents 
relating to this estate. 



[Thomas Paine's Will] 

[3: 360] On 12 May, 1705, " Thomas Paine of Eastham 
.... Aged and Weak " made his will. Bequests were as follows : 

To "my son Nicholas Paine .... all my Lands Mills house 
and housing att Keeskekegansett In Sd Town of Eastham with 
all my Right & Title to all Town priveledges and my Two 
shares in y e Land purchased of m 1 ' Sam 11 Smith Called the Ten 
Pound purchase as also all my meadow Lying on or by Samsons 
Island : and between Samsons Island & Hog Island in Sd East- 
ham ; as also my upland at both Ends of Samsons Island and 
.my shear of meadow which Lyes to the Southward of Pochy 
Island which was Granted to me by y e Town in y e year of our 
Lord 1703 :" 

To "my Daughter Mary the Wife of Israel Cole" ten 
shillings in money. 

"all the Rest and Residue of my Estate both Real & psonall 
.... to be Equally Divided to and among my Children ; viz : 
Sam 11 Paine : Thomas Paine : Elisha Paine : John Paine : Nicholas 
Paine : James Paine : Joseph Paine : Dorcas Vickerie : the wife 



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Staudisk Notes 



of Benj Vickerie : and the Three Eldest Children of Mary my 
Daughter the wife of Israel Cole : viz : James Rogers : Mary 
Cole : and Abigail Yeats (that is to Say) the Sd Children of my 
Sd Daughter [s]hall have (with the Ten shillings which she is to 
have) one share or Equal portion with y e Rest of my Sd Chil- 
dren which Shall be Equally Divided among them :" 

"my Two Sons Samuel Paine & Thomas Paine to be y e 
executors " 

The witnesses were John Rogers, who signed by a mark, 
John Rogers, Jr., and Eleazer Rogers. 

"October the Seccond 1706 Then John Rogers Ser John 
Rogers Ju r and Eliazer Rogers •' made oath to the will. 

[3 : 361] The letter testamentary was issued, 2 October, 
1706, to " Sam 11 Paine And Thomas Paine sons of sd Deceased" 

[3 : 362] The inventory was taken " at Eastham " on 30 Au- 
gust, 1706, by Samuel Freeman and Joshua Bangs. " Lands 
meadows Housing & mills " were appraised at ^200. The total 
was ^409, 5s., iod. 

"October y e 2 nd 1706 Then m 1 Samuel Paine and Cap 1 
Thomas Paine Executors to y e Last Will .... of m r Thomas 
Paine their Deceas d Father made oath " to the inventory. 



( To be contimted ) 



STANDISH NOTES 

{Continued from page 128) 

In this article we give an exhaustive abstract of the will and 
probate proceedings relating to the settlement of the estate of 
Ichabod 3 Standish {Alexander 2 , Myles 1 ) of Halifax, Mass. All 
original papers have disappeared from the probate files at Plym- 
outh, and the following abstracts have been made from the 
twenty-first volume of the probate records. The proper refer- 
ence is given with each abstract. 



[The Will of Ichabod 3 Standish] 

[21 : 136] On 8 March, 1763, Ichabod Standish, cooper, of 
Halifax, Mass., made his will. Bequests were as follows : 

To "my two daughters Mary Standish and Phoebe Standish 
all my real estate of Land and buildings Lying in the township 
of Hallifax aforesaid, in equal shares." 



Standish Notes 191 

To "my daughter Desire Hatch the wife of David Hatch 
one bed & bedstead, & furniture, viz two sheets, one blanket, 
one coverlet, and one bolster standing in the Lower-room." 

To "my daughter Phoebe Standish one bed & bolster & 
bedstead, & furniture viz, two sheets, one blanket, one light-blue 
bed-quilt standing in the chamber; and .... a brass-kettle." 

To " Ichabod Hatch son of my daughter Desire Hatch, one 
gun and sword." 

To "my daughter Desire Hatch the wife of David Hatch 
one half of my indoors movables, not yet disposed off." 

To " two daughters Mary Standish and Phoebe Standish the 
other half my indoors movables, not disposed off . to be equally 
divided betwixt them." 

To " my three daughters Mary Standish, Desire Hatch & 
Phoebe Standish, all my outdoors movables & coopers tools that 
shall remain after my just debts & funeral charges, are paid out 
of them, to be equally divided among them." 

" I do apoint Ebenezer Tomson yeoman, and my daughter 
Mary Standish both of Hallifax .... to be my sole executors " 

The will was witnessed by Edward Sears, Church Sturtevant 
and Noah dishing. 

" To the .... judge of probate .... This is to inform you 
whereas I am apointed one of the executors in my father's will, 
and I being under infirmity of body that I cannot perform the 
same, therefore I shall choose that Ebenezer Tomson should act 
as the sole executor on my father Ichabod Standish's Last will 
& testament wherein I am named. Yours &c. 
Hallifax March 4, 1772. Mary Standish." 

[21 : 137] On 4 May, 1772, the will was probated on the 
testimony of Edward Sears and Noah Gushing, and a letter of 
administration was issued to P2benezer Tomson, " Mary Standish 
.... having renounced the executorship " 

[21 : 137] On 12 May, 1772, an inventory of the estate of 
"Ichabod Standish Late of Hallifax cooper" was taken and 
sworn to by Moses Inglee, Amasa Tomson and Jacob Tomson. 
It was sworn to by Ebenezer Tomson, the executor, on 19 May, 
1772. Real estate, not described, was valued at ^153, 6s., 8d. 
"Half a pew in the meeting-house" was appraised at £i t 14s., 
and " Eighth of a stable" at sixteen shillings. 

( To be continued) 



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ZACHARIAH, BENJAMIN AND EBENEZER SOULE 
TO GEORGE SAMSON 

By the Editor 

The illustration facing this page is a reproduction of an 
original bond now in the collection of old documents owned 
by the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants. This 
bond was given by Zachariah 4 Soule, Benjamin 4 Soule and Eb- 
enezer 4 Soule, all of Plympton, Mass., to George Samson, Jr., 
of Plympton, the husband of their sister Hannah 4 Soule, in 
connection with the division of the real estate of their deceased 
father, Benjamin 8 Soule (Jo/in 2 , George 1 ) of Plympton. The 
mother of Zachariah 4 , Benjamin 4 , Ebenezer 4 and Hannah 4 Soule 
was Sarah 8 Standish, who was the daughter of Alexander 2 Stan- 
dish (Afy/es 1 ) by his first wife, Sarah' 2 Alden (John 1 ). 

This bond is in the handwriting of Jacob Tomson 4 (Jacob z , 
Mary 1 Cooke, Francis^), the second witness, who was town clerk 
of Middleborough, Mass., for many years. 

The bond is endorsed on the back " Souls Bond to George : 
Samson " A careful transcript of the bond follows : 



" Souls Bond to George : Samson " 

Know all men by these presents that we Zechariah Soul 
Benjamin Soul and Ebenezer Soul all of the Town of Plimton 
In the County of Plimouth in new England are Holden and 
Stand Firmly bound and oblidged unto George Samson Jun r of 
the Town of Plimton aforesaid In the Full and Just Sum of 

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Thirty Pounds In currant Lawfull money of new England To 
be paid unto the Said George Samson his certain Attorney heirs 
Executors administreters or assigns : To the which payment well 
and truly to be made we bind our Selves our heirs Executors 
and administrates Firmly by these presents Sealed with our 
Seals : Dated the Sixth day of July one thousand Seven hundred 
Thirty and one 

The condition of this present obligation is such that whereas 
the abovenamed Zechariah Soul : Benjamin Soul : and Ebenezer 
Soul : with George Samson and Hannah his wife : being proprie- 
tors and owners of a certain percel of land and Swamps lying 
and being on the neck called the Bee Tree neck and thereabouts 
In the Township of Plimton aforesaid : And they having made 
a division of the Same into ten lots : as may appear by a writting 
of agreement under their hands and seals bearing Even date 
with these presents : and the ninth lot in number of said lots 
Fell by lot unto the abovenamed George Samson and Hannah 
his wife which Said lot lyeth butting on the brook called Col- 
chester brook and Said brook parting into two Streams making 
an Island between the two brooks : and we Supposing the 
Southerly part of Said brook to be the main brook : and that 
Said Island doth belong unto Said ninth lot : but their being 
others who claim Said Island as Supposing the northerly part of 
Said brook is the main brook : That therefore if any other 
claimer Shall Dispossess the Said George Samson and hannah 
his wife or their heirs or assigns by a due course of law and 
Recover Said Island from them and the above bounden Zechariah 
Soul Benjamin Soul : and Ebenezer Soul or their heirs Executors 
or administraters or any of them Shall well and truly pay unto 
the above named George Samson or his heirs or assigns : the 
Value of Four Fifth parts of the Said Island between the Said 
brooks together with Four Fifth parts of the cost of a Suit in 
law occasioned thereby if any be (that is to Say) the Said 
Zechariah Soul to pay the one half of Sd Four Fifths : and the 
Said Benjamin Soul to pay the one Quarter of Said Four Fifths : 
and the Said Ebenezer Soul to pay the one Quarter of Said 
Four Fifths : that then the above written obligation Shall be 
null and Void and of no Effect Else the Same to Stand and 
Remain In Full Force Effect and Virtue 

Signed Sealed and Delivered Zachariah Soule* 

In the presence of us Beniamin Soule 

Joseph Lucas Ebenezer Soule 

Jacob Tomson 

*The seals appear to have been affixed before the bond was signed, as the 
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BRIDGEWATER, MASS., VITAL RECORDS 

(Continued from page S74) 

[p. 141] The Birth of y e Children of William & Thankful Fobes 

Abner Fobes was born Novem br y e 11 th ADom 1727 

Lucie Fobes was born may y e 26 th Ano Dom 1732 

William Fobes was born Novem br y e 9 th An° Dom 1735 

Edward Fobes was born march y e 14 th An Dom 1737/8 

Timothy Fobes was born may y e i st An° Dom 1740 

Mercy Fobes was born June y e 17 th An Dom 1744 

Mary Fobes was born march y e 20 th An° Dom 1746 

Edward Fobes above Named Deceased march y e i st : 1746/7 

Mary Fobes last above Named Deceased March y e 17 th 1746/7 

William Fobes the Parent of y e above named Children died June y e 

26 th 1764 
Thankfull Fobes y e Mother of y e above Children Died April y e ninth 

An Dom 1776 
The Birth of the Children of Arthur & Mehetabel Harris 
Benjamin Harris was born Septem r 30 th Anno Dom 1731 
Silas Harris was born November the 8 th Ano Domini 1734 
Luciee Harris was born July y e 27 th An° Dom 1739 
The Birth of y e Children of Abiah Keith & Mary his Wife 
Mary Keith was born april y e 6 th An Dom 1738 
Ruben Keith was born October y e 3 d An Dom 1740 
Mehetabel Keith was born January y e i st An Dom 1742/3 
Isaac Keith was born may y e 18 th An Dom 1744 
Isaac Keith above named Deceased y e 5 th of march 1747 
mehetable Keith above named Deceased y e 2i T of March 1747 
arme Keith was born Sep' y e 30 th An Dom 1748 
Asa Keith was born June y e 10 th An Dom 1750 
Bathsheba Keith born October y e 14 th 1752 
Kezia Keith was born april y e 12 th 1754 
Shepard Keith was born Novem br y e 3 d 1756 
Ruben Keith above named died y e 11 th of april 1758 
Abiah Keith above Nam d Deceased September : 9 th 1781 
[p. 142] The Birth of y e children Joseph Basset Ju r & Elisabeth 

his wife 
Dorothy Basset was Born April 24 th Anno Domin 1726 
Joseph Basset was born March y e 2 d Anno Domin 1 730/1 
Sarah Bassett was born June y e 10 th Anno Dom 1734 
Joseph Basr>ett first above Named Died april y e 4 th 1741 
Elisabeth Bassett wife of s d Joseph Bassett Died Janu f y y c 18 th 1743/4 
The Birth of y e Children of Ephraim & Susanna Fobes 
Eliab Fobes was born may the 9 th An° Dom 1739 



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Bridgewater, A/ass., Vital Records 



Susanna Fobes was born February y e i st An° Dom 1740 

Ephraim Fobes was born January y e 29 th An° Dom 1742 

Silence Fobes was born may y e 6 th An Dom 1745 

Abigail Fobes was born may the 26 th An° Dom 1746 

Ephraim Fobes was born July the 29 th An° Dom 1748 

Thomas Fobes was born may the 16 An° Dom 1750 

Caleb Fobes was born November y e 23 d An° Dom 1754 

Susanna Fobes was born July y c 2 2 d An° Dom 1757 

Lemuel Fobes was born April y e 24 th An Dom 1761 

Caleb Fobes above named died April y e 13 th An° Dom 1773 

The Birth of y e Children of Nathan 11 & Elisabeth Hooper 

Elisabeth Hooper was born April y e 13 th Anno Domini 1729 

Mary Hooper was born the 17 th day of May Anno Domi 1731 

Patience Hooper was born February y e 5 th Anodomini 173^ 

Nathan 11 Hooper was born February y c 9 th An° Dom 1734/5 

Sarah Hooper was born February y e 10 th An Dom 1736/7 

The Birth of y e Children of Israel & Ruth Packard 

Cornelius Packard Was born Sep 1 y e 12 th An° Dom 1738 

Zephaniah Packard was born may y e i st An Dom 1740 

Adin Packard was born april y e 15 th An° Dom 1743 

Eldad Packard was born February y e 18 th An° Dom 1745/6 

Phebe Packard was born march y e 30 th An° Dom 1748 

Adin Packard above named died February y e 14 th An° Dom 1 751/2 

Eldad Packard above named Died February y e 21 st An° Dom 175 1/2 

Phebe Packard above named Died February y e 29 th An° Dom 175 1/2 

Cornelius Packard above named Died march y e Second An Dom 

Zephaniah Packard above named Died april y e 5 th An° Dom 1752 
Israel Packard above named Died april y e 20 th An Dom 1752 
[p. 143] The Birth of the Children of Jacob & Abigail Allen 
Abigail Allen was born the fifth day of Decern 1 " Anno Domi 1730 
Jonathan Allen was Born Septem br 30 th Ano dom 1732 
Jemimah Allen was Born August y e 12 th Anno Dom 1735 
Jacob Allen was born April y e 4 th An Dom 1739 * 
Ephraim Allen was born October y e 2 2 d An° Dom 1743 
Josiah Allen was born February y e 6 th An° Dom 1745/6 
Ephraim Allen above named Died march y e 14 th 1746/7 
The Birth of y e Children of William & Sarah Davenport 
Abigail Davenport was born Nov 21 st Anno Dom 1730 



anna Davenport was born December y e 3 d Ano Dom 1732 

Elisabeth Davenport was born February the 7 th Ano Dom 1734/5 

The Birth of the Children of Jonathan & Sarah Snow 

Samuel Snow was born Sep 1 20 th an° Dom 1729 

Jesse Snow was born February y e 8 th An° Dom 1730/31 

Sarah Snow was born Decem br y e 3 d An° Dom 1732 

Rebcka Snow was born October y e 16 th : An Dom 1734 

Jonathan Snow was born march y e 10 th An° Dom 1735/6 

*" Capt killed at the Capture of Burgoyne " has been added in the margin. 



Bridgezvater, Mass., Vital Records 197 

Moses Snow was born Sep 1 y e 27 th An Dom 1737 

Aaron 1740.* 

[p. 144] The Birth of the Children of Sam 11 & Susannah Packard 

Their first child was born y e 16 th of July 1730 : and Dyed Sep 1 14 th 

1730 
Samuel Packard was born y e 29 th of September 1731 & Dyed y e 8 th 

of march Following 
Charity Packard was born y e 25* of February 1732/3 
Samuel Packard was born y e 21 st of December An Dom 1734 
Susanna Packard was born august y e 24 th Ano Dom 1736 
Jedediah Packard was born October y e i st An° Dom 1738 
Abij ah Packard was born may the 25 th An° Dom 1740 
The Birth of y e Children of Jonathan & Experience Cary in Bridgwater 
Seth Cary was born August y e 20 th An° Dom 1721 
Eleazer Cary was born October y e 14 th An Dom 1723 
Susanna Cary was born Sep 1 y e 5 th An Dom 1725 
Anne Cary was born May y e 2 2 d An° Dom 1728 
Jonathan Cary was born April y e 21 st An° Dom 1730 
Eliphalet Cary was born april y e 14 th An° Dom 1732 
The Birth of y e Children of Nathan & Hannah Bassett 
John Bassett was born august y e 29 th An° Dom 1734 
Nathan Bassett was born Sep 1 y e 4 th An° Dom 1737 
Ruth Bassett was born may y e 1 i lh An Dom 1740 
David Bassett was born February y e 27 th 1742/3 
Hannah Bassett was born may y e 5 th 1745 
Joseph Bassett was born October y e 27 th 1747 
Jonathan Bassett was born may y e 25 th 1750 

[p. 145] The Birth of y e Children of Benjamin & Mehetable Allen 
Hannah Allen was born January the 24 th An° Dom 1 730/1 
Benjamin Allen was born Jannuary y e 30 th ADom 1732/3 
Ephraim Allen was born January 14 Ano Dom 1734/5 
The Birth of the Children of Henry & Mary Kingman 
Mary Kingman was born May y e I st Ann° Dom 1727 
Martha Kingman was born May y e 4 th 1729 & Dece d y e 9 th day of y e 

same month in the year 1730 
Jane Kingman was born May y e 4 th Anno Dom 1729 
Mathew Kingman was born Sep' y e eight Anno Dom 1731 
Anne Kingman was born Sept y e 16 An Dom 1733 
Henry Kingman was born June y e 29 th An° Dom 1735 
benjamin Kingman was born may y e 21 st An° Dom 1739 & died 

may 18 th 1747 
Martha Kingman was born June y e 20 th An° Dom 1742 & died 

Sep 1 y e 7 in y e Same year by Abigail his Second Wife 
Abigail Kingman was born January y e 14 th An° Dom 1744 & died 

may 22 d 1747 
y e next a daughter born april y e 4* An° Dom 1747 & Died y e 7 th 

day of y e Same month 

*This entry is in a modern hand. 



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Bridgezvater, Mass., Vital Records 



y e next a Son born June y e 4 th 1748 & died y e 21 st day of y e Same 

month 
Abigail Kingman born Sept y e 4 th 1749 
Anne Kingman born January y e 20 th 1752 
Caried to y e Bottom of y e page 

The Birth of y e Children of Samuel & Abigail Ripley 
Robert Ripley was born February y c 26 th An Dom 1736/7 
Benjamin Kingman was born January y e 20 th 1755 
Mary Kingman Wife of y e above named Henry Kingman died august 

y e 20 th 1740 
Seth Kingman born July y e 7 th An° Dom 1757 
Benjamin Kingman above named Died June y e 6 th 1758 
Benjamin Kingman born august y e 2 7 th 1760 
Submit Kingman born June y e 30 th Ano Dom 1763 
Henry Kingman y e parent of y e above named Children Died October 

y's* 1775 

[p. 146] The Birth of y e children of Ephraim & martha Lenard 

y e first child was Born march y e 8 th 1722 

Phebe Lenard Born august 22 1723 

Huldah Lenard Born y e 22 September 1725 

Abagail Lenard Born November 13 th 1727 

Ephraim Lenard Born may 2 d 1730 

Theophilus Lenard Born march 29 . 1732 

The Birth of the children of Solomon and Elezebeth Lenard 

Experience Lenard Born November 15 th 1732 

Solomon Lenard Born march 27 1733 

Solomon Leonard lirst above named died may y e 29 th An° Dom 1761 

The Birth of y e Children of Samuel & Melatiah Dunbar 

Sarah Dunbar was born y e 14 th of Sep 1 An° Dom 1733 

Mehetabel Dunbar was born February y e 12 th Ano Dom 1734/5 

Samuel Dunbar was born March y e 8 th An° Dom 1736/7 

malatiah Dunbar was born march y e 24 : An° Dom 1741 

Hannah Dunbar was born October 17 th An° Dom 1743 

asa Dunbar was born may y e 2 6 th An Dom 1745 

Robertt Dunbar was born August y e 10 th An Dom 1746 

Danil Dunbar was born August y e 19 th An Dom 1748 

Peter Dunbar was born may y e 29 th An° Dom 1750 

Simeon Dunbar was born march y e 25 th Ano Dom 1752 

William Dunbar was born may y e 1.1 th An Dom 1754 

Barnabas Dunbar was born april y e 8 th An° Dom 1756 

Thaxter Dunbar was born april y e 17 th An Dom 1758 

Caleb Dunbar was born march y e 2 2 d An Dom 1760 

William Dunbar above named Died Nov' y e 11 th An° Dom 1774 

[p. 147] The Birth of the Children of Zachariah and Abigail Snell 

Isachar Snell was born May y e 25 th 1732 

Abigail Snell was born February y c 6th 1733/4 

Zebede Snell was born December y e 9 th 1736 

Ebenezer Snell was born October y e i st An Dom 1738 



Bridgewater, Mass., Vital Records 199 

Zachariah Snell was born October y e 30 th An° Dom 1743 

Hannah Snell was born August y e 28 tb An Dom 1745 

Hannah Snell above named Died Nov br y e 19 An° Dom 1747 

Zachariah Snell above named died .Nov br y e 28 . 1747 

The Birth of the Children of Samuel & Esther Soper 

Edmund Soper was born December y e 26 th An Dom 1731 

Hannah Soper was born February y e 25' An Dom 1733 

Asa Soper was born October y c 29 th ADom 1734 

Samuel Soper was born y e 22 11 Day of March 1736 

Esther Soper was born may y e io ,h An° Dom 1738 

Oliver Soper was born march y e 6 th An° Dom 1739/40 

Amasa Soper was born July y e 20 th An Dom 1742 

Salter Soper was born march y e 10 th An" Dom 1744 

Sarah Soper was born December y e 13 th An° Dom 1745 

James Soper was born October y e 29 th An" Dom 1747 

Silence Soper was born January y e 26 th An Dom 1749/50 

The Birth of y e Children of James & Bethia alien 

Ebenezer alien was born may y u i3 lh An Dom 1737 

Bithia alien was born march y e 12 th An° Dom 1740 

[p. 148] The Birth of the children of Thomas & Constant Haywrd 

Amos Hayward was born March 27 th Ano Domi 1730 

John Hayward was born January y e 26 th Anno Dom 1732 

Eliab Hayward was born February y e 11 th Ano Dom 1734 

Robert Hayward was born Novem ln y e 2 d An Dom 1737 

Mehetable Hayward was born Novem br y° 2 2 d An Dom 1740 

Constant Hayward the parent of the above named Children Died 

Decem br y e 28 th 1770 
The Birth of y c Children of Moses & Hannah Washburn 
Peter Washburn was born June y e i6 lh An Dom 1728 
Moses Washburn was born December y c 9 th An Dom 1730 
Robert Washburn was born January y e 24 th An Dom 1733 
Ira Washburn was born January y e 10 th Ano Dom 1734/5 
The Birth of the Children of Zachariah & Elenor Whittman 
Samuel Whittman was born July 23 An Dom 1734 
abiah Whittman was born Sep' y e 14 th An Dom 1735 
Zachariah Whittman was born January y e 9 th An° Dom 1737/8 
Elenor Whitman born February y e 14 th 1739 
Benjamin Whitman born april y e 16 th An° Dom 1741 
Abigail Whitman born Novem br 21 st An° Dom 1743 
Ruth Whitman born april y e 14 th An" Dom 1746 
Jonah Whitman born may 17 th An Dom 1749 

Ebenezer Whitman and Sarah Whitman February y e 25 th : 1751/52 
[p. 149] The Birth of y e Children of Nathan 11 & Rebekah Brett 
Hannah Brett was born October the 19 th An° Dom 1733 
Deborah Brett was born November y e 3 d An° Dom 1736 
Uriah Brett was born February y e 25* An° Dom 1739/40 
Rebecca Brett above named, Died may y e 12 th Ari° Dom 17 71 
Nathaniel Brett above named Died april 11 th An Dom 1779 aged 

74 years 5m 



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The birth of y e Children of Ephraim & Susana Gary 

Anna Cary was born august y e 18 th An° Dom 1739 

The Birth of the Children of David & mary Kingman 

David Kingman was born February y e 15 th An Dom 1733 

mary Kingman was born January y e 6 th An u Dom 1734/5 

Nathan Kingman was born august y e 5 th An° Dom 1738 

The Birth of y e Children of Joseph & Elisabeth Carver 

Joseph Carver was born March y e 23 d An Dom 1727 

Benjamin Carver was born February y e 28 th An Dom 1728/9 

Elisabeth Carver was born Sep 1 y e 10 th An° Dom 1731 

Abiezer Carver was born Sep* y e 14 An Dom 1734 

Sarah Carver was born Febrv ye ^th ^ n o Dom 1736/7 

[p. 150] The Birth of the Children of John & Penelopee Trask 

William Trask was born July 27 th Anno Domini 1729 

Samuel Trask was born Aprill y c ' 5 th An° Domini 1732 

Sarah Trask was born December 25 Ano Domini 1733 

Abigail Trask was born November y e 19 th An Dom 1736 

The Birth of the Children of Joseph and Hannah Newel 

Jonas Newel was born March 22 nd Ah Domini 1733 

The Birth of y e Children of Ebenezer & Sarah Snow 

Ebenezer Snow was born November y e 16 th An Dom 1729 

Nathanael Snow was born June y c 6 th An° Dom 1731 

Sarah Snow was born July y e 27 th An Dom 1733 

Caleb Snow was born June y e 8 th An° Dom 1736 

Sarah Snow the Wife of y e above Named Ebenezer Snow Deceased 

the 23 d Day of June An Dom 1737 
[p. 151] The birth of the Children of Thomas ames & Keziah his wife 
Keziah Ames was born February y e 12 th 173 1/2 
Susanah Ames was born February y e 26 th 1733/4 
Thomas ames was born March y e 24 th Ano Dom 1736 
John Ames was born April y e 7 th An Dom 1738 
Mehetable Ames was born august y e 10 th An° Dom 1740 
Silvanus Ames was born January y e 20 th An Dom 1743/4 
Thomas Ames the parrent of the above named Children Dyed No- 
vember y e 28 th Ano Dom 1774 
The Birth of the Children of Henry & Mary Haward 
Mary Haward was born January y e 27 th A Dom 173^ 33/4 
The birth of the children of Ebenezer & Jane Speare 
Samuel Speare was born October 9 th Anno Dom 1732 

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UNRECORDED BARNSTABLE COUNTY DEEDS 

{Continued from page 139) 

The abstracts presented in this article have been made from 
twelve original deeds now owned by Mr. Stanley W. Smith. 
Six of these deeds have never been recorded, and six were 
recorded in the Barnstable County, Mass., Registry of Deeds, 
but have not been re-recorded since the fire in 1827. 



[Paine and Ames to Sparrow] 

" Elkenah Paine of Truro yeoman and Reliance Paine the 
wife of the said Elkenah Paine and Zephon Aimes of Province 
Town Cooper with Elisabeth Aimes the wife of the sd Zephon 
Aimes" for ^41, 15s., current money, sold to "Jonathan Spar- 
row of Eastham .... yeoman .... two tracts or parcells of 
upland .... in Eastham afore sd near the now dwelling house 
of Robert Young one parcell thereof Esteemed to be about four 
acres be it more or less being two ninth parts of the house-lot 
or homested which was Henry Youngs deceased acording to : the 
known bounderyes thereof . the other tract or parcell is one 
fourth part of a lot of land originally granted and laid out to 
the heirs of said deceaced Henry young and the heirs of Daniel 
Cole Jun r deceaced and lyes in sd Eastham along by the west- 
erly side of the above sd land of sd Henry Young and sd whole 
lot is bounded, begining at a stone in the ground at the south- 
westerly corner of the land that was said Henry youngs at 
the going in of the lanes . from thence it runs northerly by 
the range of y e land of sd youngs sixty pole : to a stone in the 
ground by the Edge of the upland thence round northwesterly 
as the upland goes to a stone in the ground at the head of y e 
gully above the salt pond or hole being a bound of the fifth lot 
thence southeasterly six pole to a stone in the ground at the 
brow of the hill from thence southerly fourty seven pole to a 
stone in the ground . and from thence Easterly twelve pole to 
the first specified bound said whole lot being by Esteemation 
six acres more or less . the one fourth part of sd whole di- 
scribed lot we sell as above sd To have and to hold the above 
named two ninth parts of one lot of laird and the one fourth 
part of the other lot as above discribed " 



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The deed was dated 25 November, 1729, and was signed by 
the four grantors, the two women signing by marks. It was 
acknowledged the same day by Zephon Ames and Elizabeth 
Ames, before Hezekiah Doane, Justice of the Peace ; and on 
26 November, 1729, it was acknowledged by Elkanah Paine 
and Reliance Paine, before Thomas Paine, Justice of the Peace. 
The witnesses were Hezekiah Doane, Ezekiel Cashing, Robert 
Freeman and Ebenezer Dyer. The deed was recorded 19 Octo- 
ber, 1739, in Barnstable County Deeds, Book 18, folio 140, by 
John Thacher, Register, and has not been re-recorded. 

[Joshua Higgins, Sr., to Jonathan Sparrow, Jr.] 

"Joshua Higgins Sen r of Eastham .... yeoman " for £$0 
current money, sold to "Jonathan Sparrow Jun r of Eastham 
.... yeoman .... all that my parsel of land .... In the Town- 
ship of Eastham .... on the southwesterly side the fresh pond 
Called the washpond which was laid out & Recorded to me for 
a Tenement lot in the year 171 1 & is every ways bounded as 
by the Record there of in Sd Towns Record of lands excepting 
only a pice thereof taken off the southerly side for a way bought 
for the neighbors use so that on the southerly side of sd granted 
land it is bounded by the way as it now goes to gether with that 
my other parcel of land of land Joyning to sd parcel of land 
above mentioned and is buted & bounded as by the Record 
thereof Recorded to me In Sd Towns Book of Records of lands 
all which parcels of land contains six acres be it more or less " 

The deed was dated 17 l 7 ebruary, 1737/8, and was acknowl- 
edged the same day, before Joseph Doane, Justice of the Peace. 
The witnesses were Elisha Doane and Jabez Berry. The deed 
was recorded 16 January, 1738/9, in Barnstable County Deeds, 
Book 17, folio 291, by John Thacher, Register, and has not 
been re-recorded. 



[Henry and Eleanor Young to Jonathan Sparrow, Sr.] 

" Henry young of Eastham .... son of Israel young & 
Elenor young wife of Sd Henry young Daughter of Daniel Cole 
jun r of Eastham Deceased both of sd Eastham " for ,£14 cur- 
rent money, sold to "Jonathan Sparrow Sennier of Eastham 
.... yeoman .... all that our half part both for quantoty and 
quallity of that lot of land lying In Eastham .... which was 
Recorded to the heirs of Daniel Cole jun r of Eastham Deceased 
& to the heirs of Henry young of sd Eastham Deceased in 
equal proportion in the year 171 5 and lys in sd Eastham along 



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by westerly side of the land of sd Henry young Deceased the 
whole of which sd lot of land by estimation contains six acres 
be it more or or less & is buted & bounded as by the Record 
thereof may fully appear the one half part of which sd lot of 
land both for quantoty & quallity we the above sd Henry young 
son of sd Israel young & Elenor young wife of sd Henry young 
sell as above said unto him the sd Jonathan Sparrow " 

The deed was dated 13 November, 1738, and was signed by 
Henry Young and Eleanor Young, the latter by a mark. It 
was acknowledged on 13 November, 1738, by Henry Young, 
and on 14 November, 1738, by Eleanor Young, before Joseph 
Doane, Justice of the Peace. The witnesses were Joseph Doane 
and Elisha Doane. The deed was recorded 16 January, 1738/9, 
in Barnstable County Deeds, Book 17, folio 289, by John 
Thacher, Register, and has not been re-recorded. 

[Richard Mayo to Thomas and Elizabeth Mayo] 

" Richard Mayo of Eastham .... yeoman " for £() current 
money, sold to "Thomas Mayo and his wife Elizabeth Mayo 
both of Eastham .... all that my one fifth part of a lot of 
Medow ground lying In Eastham aforesaid neer Samsons Hand 
Called the fifth lot origenally Recorded in the year 1 703 to the 
name of Thomas Mayo my honoured ffather now Deceast to 
gether with my fifth part of half one third of a lot of medow 
ground lying at pochey sedge flats in sd Eastham in that lot of 
Medow ground there Origenally Recorded to the Name or heirs 
of Richard Sparrow Nathaniel Mayo & George Chrisp Deceased 
all my sd Right in said two lots of Medow as above exprest I 
sell as above sd unto them the sd Thomas Mayo & his sd wife 
Elizabeth Mayo Joyntly " 

The deed was dated 5 June, 1740, and was acknowledged 
the same day before Joseph Doane, Justice of the Peace. The 
witnesses were Israel Doane and Daniel Doane. The deed was 
recorded 19 January, 1741, in Barnstable County Deeds, Book 
20, folio 24, by John Thacher, Register, and has not been re- 
recorded. 

[Myrick and Foster to Sparrow] 

11 we Benjamin Mirrick, & Nathaniel Mirrick yeomen and 
Chillingsworth Forster Blacksmith & his wife Ruth Forstcr 
Semstris all of Harwich .... for Divers good Causes us there- 
unto Moving but more Especially for that we understand and 
are fully Satisfied, that it was the will & intent of our Honoured 



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Father M r William Mirrick late of Harwich aforesd Deceast, 
and that he had so declared to give unto his two Grandsons 
Namely Jonathan & Joseph Sparrow both of Eastham .... 
Husbandmen, his lot of land which fell to him y e sd William 
Mirrick in that tract of land Lying in Sd Eastham Called 
Smiths Purchase . Containing four acmes be it more or less and 
is the seventy third lot in y e Division of Sd land, for the Said 
Consideration we ... . Surrender and quit all our Interest, 
Right or title which we or any of us have should or ought to 
have in or to the above sd Seventy third lot of land which fell 
to our sd father in the division of the above sd Smiths purchase 
or any part of sd lot, to them the sd Jonathan Sparrow & Joseph 
sparrow " 

The deed was dated 3 February, 174 1/2, and signed by 
" Ben mirick " " Nath 11 myrick " " Chillings th Foster n and Ruth 
Foster, the last by a mark, and acknowledged the same day by 
all the grantors before Edmund Freeman, Justice of the Peace. 
The witnesses were Edmund Freeman and Lemuel Berry. The 
deed has not been recorded. 



[Smith to Higgins and Sparrow] 

" Ralph Smith of Eastham .... yeoman " for ,£10 "in pub- 
lick bills of Credit old tenure valine" sold to "Samuel Higgins 
juner and Jonathan Sparrow both of Eastham .... yeomen .... 
in equal proportion alike, all that my third part of land lying in 
the Township of Harwich .... in that tract of land purchased 
of the Sipsons Called the Seventeen Shears purchess which said 
lot was origenally Recorded to M r Samuel Mayo the sd whole 
lot is bounded begining at a pine tree marked standing in a nook 
of land on the northerly side of a pond being the southwest 
corner bound of the fifth lot — thence easterly by the southerly 
end of the fifth lot to south west corner bound of the fifth lot 
being a Red oake tree marked on the northerly side a little pond 
thence easterly by the end of the sixth lot to a crotched pine 
tree marked on a little hill above the easterly end of a pond 
being the south east bound of the sixth lot thence southerly 
twenty twenty pole to a pine tree marked standing at the east- 
erly end of a pond in an old tar kill thence southerly fourty four 
pole to a pine tree marked at the easterly end of the branch of 
a pond thence southwesterly untill it corns to the Quasons range 
thence about west & be north in the Quasons and Sipsons 
Range about fifty two pole more or less to a tree marked by the 
pond taking in all the necks & noocks to the first specified 



Unrecorded Barnstable County Deeds 205 

bound, that is to say one third part of sd lot for quantoty & 
quallity." 

The deed was dated 6 September, 1743, and was acknowl- 
edged the same day before Joseph Doane, Justice of the Peace. 
The witnesses were Joseph Doane and Nathaniel Snow. The 
deed has not been recorded. 



[Thomas Mayo and John Yates, Division] 

"whereas we Thomas Mayo of Eastham, and John Yeats of 
Harwich .... yeoman, are Seized and possessed of a Certain 
parcell or lot of Meadow ... .in Eastham aforesaid on Pochy 
flats or low meadows in that parcell of meadow towards Poto- 
nomecnt harbour, which was Granted by the Town of Eastham 
AD 1703 .to the Sd Thomas Mayo & Jonathan Linnill, it is 
the Nineteenth lot in the Division of Sd Meadow in the year 
aforesaid, Sd Lot is bounded Southerly by the Eighteenth lot 
or lot of Richard Sparrow & Joseph Cole & begining at the 
Easterly Corner bound of the Eighteenth lot it runs by the 
Beach thirteen pole Northerly to a stake from thence North 
westerly fifty Seven pole to another stake from thence it runs 
South westerly thirteen pole to the bounds of Sd Eighteenth 
lot, which Said lot of Meadow we have hitherto held as Ten- 
nants in Common in Joynt and Equal partnership (and no Legal 
Division having been heretofore made of Sd lot) Now Know ye 
that for the better improvement of our said lot of Meadow we 
have thought fit to divide our said meadow and by these pres- 
ents do mutually & unanimously agree to divide and have .... 
Divided our said Meadow . as followeth (viz) the part or share 
of the sd Thomas Mayo being one half of Said Lot and is the 
north Eastermost half of said lot begining at the bounds next 
to the sd beach so taking one half the whole breadth of sd lot 
and the length of sd lot, To have and to hold to him the said 
Thomas Mayo .... and the sd John Yeats hereby Quitting all 
his Right & Claim to the above described half part of Sd lot 
V . . . and the sd John Yeats his part or share being the other 
half of said lot, and is the South Westermost part or half of sd 
lot from the westermost bounds of said lot taking in half the 
breadth of sd Lot and the whole of the length of sd Lot To 
have and to hold to him the sd John Yeats .... the sd Thomas 
Mayo hereby .... Quitting all his Right & Claim to the above 
described half lot or any part thereof forever " 

The deed was dated 2 August, 1 744, signed by " Thomas 
mayo" and "John yates", and acknowledged the same day, by 



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both grantors, before William Paine, Justice of the Peace. The 
witnesses were Joseph Sparrow and Stephen Sparrow, Jr. The 
deed has not been recorded. 

[Reuben Myrick to Jonathan and Joseph Sparrow] 

" Reuben Merrick of Eastham .... Husbandman " for ^20 
" in bills of Credit of old Tenner " sold to ''Jonathan Sparrow 
& Joseph Sparrow both of Eastham aforesaid Husbandmen . . . . 
a parcel of upland Lying in the Easterly part of the Township 
of Harwich and Easterly from the fresh pond Called the white 
pond or pompeneeset Containing about six acmes be it more or 
less, bounded begining at the Easterly Corner of Said pond a 
stone set in the ground Marked R being the bound of the land 
that was Edward Kenwrick late Deceased from thence Running 
southwesterly twenty pole to a stone set in the ground Near 
the Edge of the swamp from thence Running Easterly fifty two 
pole by the Range of the land Called Nathaniel Doanes land to 
a pine bush marked and a stone by it by the side of the Cart 
way that goes to the Clifft pond from thence North Easterly by 
sd way to a stone set in the ground where two Cart ways Cross 
one of which leads toward the place where the dwelling house 
of Edward Kenwrick formerly stood, from thence Riming West- 
erly seventy pole to the first specified bound " 

The deed was dated 26 April, 1745, and was signed " Reuben 
myrick." It was acknowledged the same day before William 
Paine, Justice of the Peace. The witnesses were William Paine 
and Elizabeth Paine. The deed was recorded 9 April, 1791, in 
Barnstable County Deeds, Book 43, folio 137, by Ebenezer 
Bacon, Register, and has not been re-recorded. 



[Nathaniel Doane to Joseph Cole] 

u Nathaniel Doane of Eastham .... yeoman" for ^400 
" In old tenure valine bills of credit," sold to " Joseph Cole of 
Eastham .... yeoman .... all that my pareell of land lying in 
the Township of Eastham .... above said and is part of that 
land which was formerly the land of John Banges and is bounded 
begining where the fence runs into the pond Commonly Called 
Calleys pond from thence it Runs easterly as the fence now 
stands till it corns to the land of Deacon Higgins and Amos 
Knowls then it Runs southerly as the fence now stands in the 
Dividing Range betwen said Granted land and the land of said 
Higgins and said Knowls untill it corns to the salt water Bay. 
then westerly along the waterside untill it corns to the other 








































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land of said Joseph Cole thence Northerly as the fence now 
stands partly by the other land of said Joseph Cole and partly 
by the land of Israel Cole and partly by the land of Jonathan 
May untill it corns to the pond first mentioned then still north- 
erly by said pond till it corns to the place first specified to the 
fence that runs into said pond being by Estimasion twenty acres 
be it more or less " 

The deed was dated 14 April, 1747, and was acknowledged 
at Eastham, the same day, before Joseph Doane, Justice of the 
Peace. The witnesses were Joseph Doane and Desire Doane. 
The deed was recorded 9 September, 1747, in Barnstable County 
Deeds, Book 22, folio 138, by Solomon Otis, Register, and has 
not been re-recorded. 

[Coles to Sparrows] 

'* Israel Cole Silvenis Cole Benjamin Cole and Rufus Cole 
all of Eastham .... yeomen" for £3, lawful money, sold to 
"Jonathan Sparrow Joseph Sparrow John Sparrow and Jabiz 
Sparrow all of Eastham .... yeoman .... all that our half 
part of a lot of land excepting only so much thereof as was 
taken off there from for David Toby which said land is lying in 
the southerly part of the Township of Harwich .... in that 
tract of land Called the Seventeenth Shears Purches and is all 
that half part of the seventh lot in the first Division of said land 
excepting only what was taken off of said half of said lot for 
David Toby as aforesaid the whole of which said lot is buted 
and bounded as by the Record thereof may appear all which 
said half lot of land wee grant as above said to them the grantees 
excepting only what was taken off there from for David Toby 
as above said excepting as above excepted we grant as above 
said that is to say all that our half part thereof of said lot 
of land " 

The deed was dated 18 February, 1750, and was signed by 
Israel Cole, " Silvanus Cole," Benjamin Cole and Rufus Cole. 
The witnesses were Joseph Doane and Desire Doane. It was 
acknowledged 20 February, 1750, by all the grantors, before 
Joseph Doane, Justice of the Peace. The deed has not been 
recorded. 

[Edward Bangs to Jonathan and Joseph Sparrow] 

u Edward Bangs of Harwich .... Gent : " for £y t 7s., sold 
to " Jonathan Sparrow & Joseph Sparrow both of Eastham . . . . 
Yeomen .... By Virtue of the Power & Authority to me 












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208 Ufirecorded Barnstable County Deeds 

granted by the General Assembly of y e Province of the Mas- 
sachusetts Bay for this purpose .... a Certain peice or parcel 
of Upland at a place caled Pochey Neck in Said Town of East- 
ham Containing about three Acres more or Less . and is bounded 
as followeth viz begining at a stone Set in the Ground by the 
fence which is the Nwesterly Corner of Said Jonathan Sparrow 
& Joseph Sparrows Land bought of y e South Propriety in East- 
ham thence Easterly by said Sparrows Land 29 Rod to a stone 
set in the Ground thence Notherly 12 Rod to a stone set in the 
Ground thence westerly about 30 rod to the fence a stone Set 
in the ground thence Southerly about 16 rods to the first bound 
only Reserving a Cart way aCross the Westerly End of Said 
Lott by gates or barrs to the third Lot, the above bargained 
premisses Is what was divided off to y e Heirs of Thomas Young 
Late of Harwich deed out of part of y e Real Estate of their 
Grandfathers Henry Young, by Ord r from y e Superiour Court 
Refference being had to Said Division for y e bounds thereof 
more fully to Appear " 

The deed was dated 14 March, 1750, and was acknowledged 
the same day before David Gorham, Justice of the Peace. The 
witnesses were James Hatch and David Gorham. 

" Cap Bangs Deed to " is endorsed on the back. 

The deed has not been recorded. 

[Williman Baker to Benjamin Higgins, Jr.] 

"Willam Bacor of Harwich .... Laborrer " for £$, lawful 
silver money, sold to " Baniaman Higginees Jur of Eastham 
.... yeoman .... all that my nack of upland adioyning to 
whear my dwalling house Now Stands in Harwich Bounded 
Eastarly and Sorthorly By the pond westerly by the land of 
Samuell Knowles Esq r Nothorly by the Land of m r willaman 
Ereeman to thouflos Higginssis Bound and from thence soue 
est to thoufols Higginssis south est Bound : Bey thee bond " 

The deed was dated 12 May, 1750, and signed by the mark 
of "Williman Bacor." The witnesses were Judah Young and 
Seth Knowles. 

On 14 May, 1750, " Elisabath Bacor wife of williman Bacor 
with in named " released her right of dower. She signed by a 
mark. The witnesses were Judah Young and Seth Knowles. 

The deed was acknowledged, on 14 May, 1750, by "williman 
Bacor and his wife Elisabath Bacor " before Samuel Knowles, 
Justice of the Peace. The deed has not been recorded. 

( To be co7itinued) 



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PLYMOUTH, MASS., VITAL RECORDS 

{Continued from page 164) 

[p. 193] The Children of Eleazer Churchell, Jun r & Sarah his Wife 
1 Hannah Churchell borne, July 14 th 1739 . Deceas d Aug st 13 th 

1739- 

2. Hannah Churchell, borne June 15 th 1740. 

3. Sarah Churchell borne Dec r 27 . 1741 . & Lived about 14 Months 

4. Marcy Churchell borne Aprill . 27 th 174.3. 

5. Eleazer Churchell borne, Oct r 31 . 1744. 

6. James Churchell, born, Jan r * . 9 . 1746/7. 

7. Asa Churchell, born Dec r 20 . 1748 . Deceas d Oct/ 5 . 1749 

8 Silvanus Churchell born, July 6 . 1750 Jan r y 29 . 1754 . Deceas d 

9. A Daughter Still Born 

10. Sarah Churchell Born, March 29 th 1755. 

11. Joseph Churchell Born July 3 rd 1757 

12. Phebe Churchell Born June 9 . 1759. 

The Children of Israeli Clark, & Deborah his wife 

1. Josiah Clarke borne, Jan r y 18 . 1743/4 

2. Jerusha Clark, born Oct r 28 . 1745. 

3 Thomas Clark born, Nov r y e 17 th . 1747. 

4 Thankfull Clark . born Jan r y 23 . 1749/5.* 

5 Lurania Clark born March 23 . 175 1/2 old Stile. 

6 Bettey Clark born Jan r * 16 . 1754. 

7 Abigail Clark . born May 13 . 1756 

8 Olive Clark born Jan r y i Bt 1759 

9 Grace Clark born June 22 nd 1761 
10 Seth Clark born April 10 th 1766 

The Children of Thomas Faunce, Son of Thomas Faunce Jun r . and 
Sarah his Wife 
1 John Faunce Born, Oct r 26 th 1743. 
2. Thomas Faunce Bom, Oct r 22 . 1745. 

3 Thaddeus Faunce Born 

4 Lydia Faunce Born 
| ( Sarah Faunce Born 

6 Ansell Faunce Born 

7 Priscilla Faunce Born April i st 1758 

8 Stephen Faunce Born Nov r 5 th 1760 

9 Jerusha Faunce Born Ap 1 21 st 1763 
10 George Faunce Born Octob r i st 1765 

[p. 194] The Children of Elkanah Delano, & Mary his Wife 
1. A Son not Named Borne 1729 . Lived about three weeks, and 
Dyed with y e Small pox. 

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Elkanah Delano, borne Nov r 2 . 1730. 
Hannah Delano, borne, Dec r 19 . 1732. 
Mary Delano, borne, May . 7 . 1735. 
Barzilla Delano, borne, Sep 1 10 . 1737. 
Eunis Delano, borne, Aug st 1 . 17.41, 
Deborah Delano, borne, May 22 . 1743. 
Sarah Delano born, Dec f 6 . 1746. 
The Children of Stephen Churchell Jun r & Hannah his Wife 

1 Sarah Churchell borne . July 18 th 1739 Deceas d Aug st 13 

2 Marcy Churchell borne July 18 . 1739 Deceas d July 13 

Twins 
Stephen Churchell borne July 17 th 1741 . Deceas d Sep 1 
Stephen Churchell borne June 7 . 1743. 
Hannah Churchell borne Feb 1 ? 14 . 1744/5. 
Zadock Churchell borne July . 16 . 1747. 
Peleg Churchell, borne July 9 . 1749 . Deceased Oct r 5 
The Children of Joshua Swift & Jane his Wife 

1. Abigail Swift, borne, March 8 . 1739. 

2. Joseph Swift, borne, Feb 1 ? 5 1742. 
Jean Swift, borne, June 6 . 1744. 
John Swift born, Sep 1 15 . 1746 

748/9 






740. 
1740 

14 th 1742 



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3 

4- 

5 
6 

7 

[p. 195] The Children of Eleazer Faunce, & Hannah his Wife 



Lusanna Swift, Feb 1 ? 9 

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14 



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1727 

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Deceas d Feb^ 13 



1. Hannah Faunce Borne, Nov r 2 

2. Elizabeth Faunce borne, Sep 1 

,727/8 

3. Patience Faunce borne, Jan 1 ? 22 . 17: 

4. Mary Faunce borne June 2 . 1731. 

5. Abigail Faunce borne, Feb 1 ? 22 . 1734/5. 

6 Priscilla Faunce borne Jan 1 ? 25 1738/9 . Deceas d Mar: 3 rd 1740/1 
The Children of Ichabod Samson, & Marcy his Wife 
1 Esther Samson, borne Aug st 24 . 1738. 

2. Elnathan Samson, borne, July 28 . 1740. 

3. Ichabod Samson, borne, Aprill, 12 . 1742. 

4. Sam 1 . Samson borne . Aprill 2 . 1745. 
(See page 168.) 

The Children of Nath 11 Croade, & Elizabeth his Wife 

Elizabeth Croade Borne, May 31 . 1743 . Deceas d Sep 1 17 th 1744 

Nathaniel Croade Borne Sept r 5 th 1745 

The Children of John Thomas, & Abigail f his Wife 

1. John Thomas Born July 16 . 1727. 

2. James Thomas borne, DeC 16 . 1729. 

3. A Son Still born Dec r 4 . 1731. 

* No names were entered for these numbers. 

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4. Jonathan Tho s born, July 14 . 1733 . Deceased May 14 . 1734 

5 Nath 1 Thomas borne, Aprill 20 . 1735. 

6 Mary Thomas, born May n . 1738. 

7 Susannah Thos. born Feb'y 17 . 1741. 

8 Abigail Thos born July 14 . 1743 . Deceas d July 20 . 1743 

9 William Tho s , born, Aug 5 * 5 . 1744. 

10. Ichabod Thomas, born June 28 . 1748. 

11 Ephraim Thomas, born July 4 . 1752. 

[p. 196] The Children of Josiah Whittemore, & Mary his wife 

1. Mehitable Whittemore born April I 15 • 1 744- 

2 Thomas Hatch Whittemore, born Aug st 14 th 1747 

3 Josiah Whittemore, born Sept r 8 th 1749. 

4. Joannah Whittemore, born March 21 . 1752. 

The Child 11 of Theophilus Cotton, & Martha his Wife 

1. Theophilus Cotton borne July 11 th 1744. 

2. John Cotton borne, Jan^ 10 . 1745/6. 

3. Rowland Cotton Borne, April 30 . 1748 . Was Drowned . Aug st 

15 • 1759 

4 Bethiah Cotton Born Feb r * 11 th 1749/50. 

5. W m Crowe Cotton Born, Dec 1 " 14 . 175 1. 

6. Josiah Cotton borne Nov r 7 . 1753 

7 Edward Cotton Borne . April 17 . 1759 
The Child of- Alexander Dow, & Sarah his Wife 
Alexander Dow, borne May, 31 . 1741 Ent d 

The Child of Joseph Jackson, & Mary his Wife 
Remembrance Jackson borne Jan r y 6 th 1742/3. 
The Children of Will m Keen, & Ruth his wife 

1 Elizabeth Keen Borne, Jan r y i st 1743/4 

2 Ruth Keen borne June 25 th 1746. 
3. Grace Keen born Sep 1 26 th 1748. 

Sarah Weston Daughter of Prudence Weston born January 12 . 

1746/7. 
[p. 197] The Children of the Rev d M r . Jonathan Elles, and Patience 

his Wife. 

1. Deborah Elles Born Aprill 8 . 1740 . Deceas d July 12 th 1740 

2. Luce Elles Borne Aprill 14 . 1742. 

3. Mary Elles, Borne Aprill 27 . 1744. 

The Children of Silvanus Bartlett, & Martha his wife 
i<. Waite Bartlett, Borne Aprill 7 th 1744 . Deceas d June 13 th 1744. 
2. Joseph Bartlett, Borne, May, 22 . 1745 . Deceas d May 1 . 1756 

4. Elizabeth Bartlett Born March 28 . 1749 . Deceas d 

3 Silvanus Bartlett Born Deceas d May 1 . 1756 

5. Silvanus Bartlett Born Jan f y 18 . 1 750/1. 

6. Mary Bartlett Born Feb r y 21 . 1753. 

7. Abner Bartlett Born March 2 . 1755. 

8. Martha . Bartlett Born June 27 . 1757. 

9 Jerusha Bartlett Borne October 16 . 1759 Decsed October 25 . 
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10 Joseph Bartlett Borne Deer . 16 — 1761 

11 Jerusha Bartlett Born ye 24 May 1764 

12 Francis Bartlett Born 

13 Sophia Bartlett born 

14 Jesse Bartlett born . Oct r 28 th .1772 
Sylvanus Bartlett the Father died Nov r 16th 181 1 . born Dec r 1 

1 7 19 . Aged 92 
Martha Bartlett the Mother died Dec r 30 . 1809 . born Ap 1 6 1726 . 

Aged 8> 3 . 
The Children of John Goddard, & Lydia his Wife 

1. John Goddard borne Aug st 8 . 1736 

2. Sarah Goddard born May . 14 1738 

3. Lemuell Goddard, born Sept r 21 . 1739. 

4. Benj 1 Goddard, born Sep 1 21 . 1745. 
The Children of Thorn 3 Davee & Hannah Davee his 2 nd Wife. 

1 Johnson Davee Born July . 16 th 1762 . 

2 George Davee Born March io' 1764 
[p. 198] M er Thomas prince Esquir . deceased on the 29 of March 

1673 : Who for Sixten years past was govener of plimouth Col- 

oney and god Made him a great blesing to his people therein 
M er Thomas Southworth desceased on the 8 th of desember 1669 
Maior William Bradford Deceased february y e 20 th 170^ Being Neare 

80 years of age. 
The Widow M rs Mary Bradford Deceased January 6 th 170^ 
M u ' Joseph Bradford Deceased July 10 th 17 15 being Neere 84 years 

of age. 
The Children of Jonathan Churchell & Hannah Flis Wife 
1 Jonathan Churchell Borne y e 18 th March 1744/5. 

2. Jesse Churchell Born Oct r y e 30 th 1746. 

3. Samuel Churchell Born, Jan r y y e 15 . 1749/5 * : Deceas* May 20 th 

J 753 

5 Hannah Churchill Born Jan r y y e 3 1760 . Deceas 1 June i st 1760 
4 Not Named Born October y e 30 1752 Lived abo 1 8 Days 

6 Francis Churchill Born June y e i Et 1761 

7 Hannah Churchill Born March 28 : 1763 

8 Ruben Churchill Born Aug st i st 1765 
The Children of Thomas Davee, and Sarah his Wife 

1. Robert Davee, borne, Sep 1 it, . 1741 

2. Thomas Davee, born, oct r 20 . 1743 

3. William Davee born April 20 . 1746 

4. Deborah Davee born May 28 . 1749 . Deceas d may 4 1 1759 

5. Betty . Davee born Jan 1 ^ 29 . 1752 old Stile . 175 1/2. 

6. Joseph Davee born Aug st 29* 1756 

7 Solomon Davee born July i2 l 1759 

8 John Davee born Sep r 12 th 1761 
( 9 Johnson Davee born July : 16 : 1762 V Entred over y e 
( 10 George Davee born March 10 th 1764 ) Other Side j" 

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Plymouth, Mass., Vital Records 213 

"p. 199] Rebeckah Morton Widdow of the Late, George Morton 

Deceased, Dyed February y c 3 rd 1758. 
Esther Holmes, Wife of Eleazer Holmes, Deceased August y e 26 th 

1759 
Mistris Alse Bradford deceased the 27 th of March 1670 
Vlistres Mary Carpenter deceased the 20 th day of march 1687 being 

Entered into the 9 1 year of her age 
Mistris Pricila Cooper desceased on the 28 th of desember 1689 being 

Entered in to 92 d yeare of her age 
STath 1 Thomas Esq r Deceased, Feb' 1 "? 24 th 1738. 
fohn Thomas Esq r Deceased, Aug £t 7 . 1737. 

[emima Samson, wife of Lazarus Samson Deceased, July 28- 1731. 
Lydia Bartlett, Wife, of Benjamin Bartlett Deceased Oct r 21 st 1739. 
Mary Donham (widdow of y e Late Sam 1 Donham Deceas d ) Deceased, 

January 8 th 1743 . In y e 84 th year, of her age 
William Donham Deceased November y e 12 th 1745 In y e 62 year 

of his age 
Deacon Thomas Harlow, Deceased, Nov r 12 th 1746 
tVilliam Morton Deceased, Nov r 15th 1750 
Hannah Ring (Widdow of William Ring Decease d ) . Deceased July 

8 th 1745 In the 77 th Year of her Age 
Hannah Doten (widdow of John Doten of Plimton Deceased) De- 

ceas d at . Plymouth Aprill y e 15 th 1754 In . the 67 th Year of her 

Stephen Churchell Deceased, Oct r 6 th 1750 

Eleazer Churchell Deceased, Sept r 21 . 1754. 

Eleazer Holmes Deceased . Aug st 27 th 1754 

Lydia Le Barron, Wife of Doct r Lazarus Le Barron Deceased. 

Vt rs Elizabeth Lothrop, Widdow (of The Honourable Isaac Lothrop 

Esq r Deceased) Deceased October the 19 th 1757, about 10 Clock 

A.M. Was Daughter of M 1 Jonathan Barnes, & Elizabeth his 

Wife, and Born Aug st y e 16 th A D. 1677 1677. 
Hannah Churchell Widdow, of y e Late Eleazer Churchell Deceased ; 

Dyed, September y e 19 th 1757 
[oseph Holmes . Deceas d Feb r y 20 th 1749 
"p. 200] M er nathaniel morton Secretary of plymouth Colony and a 

pilar in the Church here deceased June 28* 1685 Being Entred 

into the Seventy third yeare of his age. 
Roas The wife of Thomas morton Deceased the 31 th day of novem- 

ber 1685 
William Greene deceased the 7 th day of October 1685 
Phebe the Wife of John Morton desceased the 11 th day of June 1686 
Elizabeth the Wife of Elkanah Cushman deceased the 4 th day of 

Januawary 1681 
The Widow Lettes deceased the 2 th day of July 1687 : 
William Bradford Junor deceased the 5 th day of July : 1687 
Deacon fmney Deceased the 7 th day of Januawary 1687 Being Nere 

four Score years of age 
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214 Unrecorded Plymouth County Deeds 

Samuel Dunham Sun of John Dunham was burned to death in his 

house on the 24 th of . January 1687 ^ : 
Hannah The Wife of M er William Clarke Deceased on the 21 th of 

February 1687 88 being : Entered into the 29 th yeare of her age 
Sarah the Wife of Robert Bartlet Deceased on the 20 th of february 

1687 s8 
Rebkah the Wife of Thomas Clarke deceased on the 3 d of Aprill 1688 
John Moyses deceased on the 2 2 d of Aprill 1688 
An the Wife Samuel King : s e deceasd on the 4 th of May 1688 : 
Esthur Jordan Deceased on the 26 th of may 1688 
Georg Watson deceased on the 31 day of January 168 \ivorn~\ Being 

Entered into the 87 th yeare of his age 

( To be continued) 



UNRECORDED PLYMOUTH COUNTY DEEDS 

By the Editor 

The Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants owns 
a number of original conveyances of land in Plymouth County, 
Mass., which have never been recorded, and there are, in private 
hands, many more unrecorded deeds of property located in that 
county. Such documents frequently contain important genea- 
logical information, which cannot be found on public records, 
and are, therefore, of great assistance in determining lines of 
descent. 

The Editor will be grateful for the temporary loan of any 
unrecorded transfers of land in Plymouth, Barnstable and Bristol 
Counties, to be abstracted and printed in this magazine. All 
documents loaned are kept in the Society's large fire-proof safe, 
where many of them are better protected than while in the 
owner's hands. 

The abstracts in this first article have been made from the 
original documents now in the Massachusetts Society's collection. 



[George Samson to Joseph Mallinson] 

" George Samson of the town of plimton " conveys to " M r 
Joseph Mallinson of the Town of Duxborro .... Two acres of 
land .... being part of my forty acre lot of land w ch I formerly 
bought of Thomas Rowland lying and being on the southwest 



Unrecorded Plymouth County Deeds 215 

side of Winnatuxet River in the Township of Plimton aforesaid : 
which said two acres of land is bounded as followeth : namely : 
begining at the north corner bound of my aforesaid lot : being a 
stump with stones about it : by the river side : and from thence 
south west and by south by the rang of my said lot Twenty 
pole to a stake with stones about it : and from thence south 
East and by East sixteen pole to a stake with stones about it : 
and from thence north East and by north Twenty pole : to a 
heap of stones on a small ruck near the river and so on the same 
rang home to the river : and from thence bounded by the river 
down stream unto the stump first mentioned " 

This conveyance was not completed. Spaces were left for 
the consideration, and for the month and day of the date, but 
the year, 171 1, was written in words. The deed was left 
unsigned. 

[George Sampson to George Sampson, Jr.] 

" George Sampson of plimton In the County of plymouth 
. . . . husbandman for divers Good Causes and Consideration .... 
doth .... Quit his Clames unto George Sampson Jun r of the 
Town and County afore said Yeoman .... All such Rights 
as he the said George Sampson had or ought to have given To 
All that Land laying on the south side of winnatuxet River In 
plymton aforesaid which the aforesaid George Samson bought 
of Cap n Joseph Howlland decesed Eccepting two acres wich was 
sold To m r malloson with biddings and fencings thereon and also 
Half that Lot of maddow wich the afroresaid Sampson bought 
of the aforesaid Howlland Lying one The south side of said 
River In plimton afores d To have and to hold all the said Lands 
meddows and Biddings with fencings unto him the S d George 
Sampson Jun r .... for the space of five years and Three months 
next Insuing the date hereof " 

The deed was dated 27 March, 1730, and was signed by a 
mark. The witnesses were Zachariah Soule and Deborah Sam- 
son, the latter signing by a mark. 

[Amos Phtllips to Thomas Brewster] 

"Amos Phillips of Duxbury .... yeoman " for ^60 sold to 
"Thomas Brewster of Kingston .... yeoman .... all my right 
.... in & to a certain piece of land lying in said Duxbury con- 
taining twenty one acres an hundred and thirty one rods more 
or less and is bounded as follows viz beginning at the Notherly 
Corner of Peleg Thomas s farm in Doctor Wads worth's line thence 



216 Unrecorded Plymouth County Deeds 

south fifty six degrees west thirty three rods and an quarter to 
a stake and stones thence in s d Thomas s line south eighty two 
degrees west twenty rods to a stake and stones by the brook 
thence North thirty five degrees west seventeen rods to a stake 
and stones thence North fifty seven degrees east seventeen rods 
to a stake and stones thence North thirty seven degrees west 
thirty two rods to a. stake and stones by the high way thence 
along the high way North thirty three degrees east fifty 
two rods to a stake and stones in doctor Wadsworth's corner 
thence in s d d r Wadsworths line South thirty two degrees east 
seventy eight rods to the place first mentioned .... and Pris- 
cilla Phillips wife of the s d Amos Phillips doth by these presents 
give up all her right of dower " 

The deed was dated 25 November, 1793, and signed by 
Amos Phillips and Priscilla Phillips. The witnesses were Philip 
Chandler and Lydia Phillips. On 27 November, 1793, Amos 
Phillips acknowledged the deed, at Duxbury, before Gamaliel 
Bradford, Justice of the Peace. 

[Ichabod Washburn to Thomas Brewster] 

" we Ichabod Washburn of Duxbury .... mariner and Sylvia 
Washburn, wife of the Said Ichabod " for $600, sold to "Thomas 
Brewster of Kingston .... yeoman .... a Certain piece of Land 
Lying in Duxbury aforesaid bounded as follows beginning at the 
north westerly Corner of the lot of land Set of to Ira Bradford 
in the division of his fathers estate, Thence by the land of Melzer 
adams north Sixty three degrees west twenty three rods & an 
half to a Stake & Stones being a Corner bound of Lucy Brad- 
fords land. Thence by the Said Lucy's land South thirty degrees 
west about thirty-five rods to Lewis Bradfords land. Thence by 
Said Lewis South eighty Six degrees east untill it Comes to Said 
Iras land. Thence by his land to the bound first mentioned 
Containing five acres be the Same more or less " 

The deed was dated 25 March, 1796, and was signed by 
Ichabod Washburn and " Silvia Washburn ". It was acknowl- 
edged 26 March, 1796, by Ichabod Washburn, before Seth Drew, 
Justice of the Peace. The witnesses were Lewis Bradford and 
Priscilla Bradford. 

{To be continued) 



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MIDDLEBOROUGH, MASS., VITAL RECORDS 

(Continued from page 122) 

[p. 207] Nathan Howland the Son of Seth Howland by Lydia his 

wife was born "february the : 27 th : 1741/2 
Mary Barrows the Daughter of Ebenezer Barrows by Sarah his wife 

was born february the Eleventh 1740/41 
John Nelson the Son of Thomas Nelson Jun r by Judah his wife was 

born October the : 25 th : 1737 1737 
Thomas Nelson the Son of Thomas Nelson Jun r by Judah his wife 

was born february the : 22 nd : 1738/9 
Margaret wascoat the Daughter of Thomas wascoat by Hannah his 

wife was born february the : 7 th : 1733/4 
Benjamin wascoat the Son of Thomas Wascoat by Hannah his wife 

was born April the : 25 th : 1736 
Thomas Wascoat the Son of Thomas Wascoat by Hannah his wife 

was born April the Second 1738 
Phebe wascoat the Daughter of Thomas Wascoat by Hannah his wife 

was born October the : 16 th : 1740 
Phebe Howland the Daughter of Joshua Howland by Dorothy his 

wife was born October the : 18 th : 1736 
Lydia Howland the Daughter of Joshua Howland by Dorothy his 

wife was born march the : 18 th : 1738/9 
Betty Howland the Daughter of Joshua Howland by Dorothy his 

wife was born September the Third 1741 
Samuel Turner the Son of Japheth Turner by Elizabeth his wife was 

born April : 17 th : 1742 
Thankfull Barrows the Daughter of Coombs Barrows by Mary his 

wife was born April the Eleventh 1742 
Lydia Tinkham the Daughter of Samuel Tinkham Jun r by Mary his 

wife was born M'ay the : 10 th : 1741 
Joseph Miller the Son of John Miller by Priscilla his wife was born 

January the Eighth 1 741/2 
Esther Bennet the Daughter of Ebenezer Bennet Jun r by Esther his 

wife was born March the : 26 th : 1742 
Sarah Reynolds the Daughter of Electious Reynolds by Charity his 

wife was born September the : 21 st : 1742 
Benjamin Miller the Son of David Miller by Susanna his wife was 

born November the first 1742 : 
Caleb Simmons the Son of David Simmons by Priscilla his wife was 

born July the 26 th : 1742 
Nathan Bennet the Son of Isaac Bennet by mary his wife was bom 

June the : 14 th : 1742 



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Middleborough y Mass., Vital Records 



Samuel Barrows Son of Ebenezer Barrows by Sarah his wife was 

Born April 4 th 1739 1739. 
[p. 208] Martha Severy the Daughter of Thomas Severy by mary his 

wife was born August the first 1738 : 
Lucia Severy the Daughter of Thomas Severy by Mary his wife was 

born December the Twenty fifth 1740 : 
Solomon Severy the Son of Thomas Severy by Mary his wife was 

born August the : 17 th : 1742 
Susanna Smith the Daughter of Jonathan Smith Jun r by Experience 

his wife was born June : 2 nd : 1738 : 
Thomas Smith the Son of Jonathan Smith Jun r by Experience his 

wife was born April : 17 th : 1740 
Ichabod Smith the Son of Jonathan Smith Jun r by Experience his 

wife was born August the 21 st : 1742 
James Winslow the Son of James Winslow by Susanna his wife was 

born January the : 6 th : 1733/4 
Zebulun Winslow the Son of James Winslow by Susanna his wife was 

born June the : 13 th : 1736 : 
Mary Winslow the Daughter of James Winslow by Susanna his wife 

was born January the : 26 th : 1738/9 
Clemans wood the Son of John Wood Jun r by Sarah his wife was 

born June the : 9 th : 1740 
Sarah Wood the Daughter of John Wood Jun r by Sarah his wife was 

born September the 12 th : 1742 : 
Manasseh Tucker the Son of Benjamin Tucker by Sarah his wife 

was born february the : 8 th 1742/3 
Zilpah Ransome the Daughter of William Ransome by Sarah his wife 

was born August the : 4 th : 1742 : 
Israel Smith the Son of John Smith by Deborah his wife was born 

August the : 23 rd : 1742 : 
Mary Barrows the Daughter of Robert Barrows by fear his wife was 

born October the 14 th : 1742 
Lydia Lebarron the Daughter of James Le Barron by Martha his wife 

was born January the 26 th : 1742/3 
Dorothy Caswell the Daughter of Jotham Caswell by mary his wife 

was born October the : 20 th : 1740 
Miriam Caswell the Daughter of Jotham Caswell by Mary his wife 

was born may the : 4 th : 1743 : 
Elisabeth Smith the Daughter of James Smith by Hannah his wife 

was born november the first 1742 
Ignatius Elmes the Son of Ignatius Elmes by Sarah his wife was born 

October the Second 1738 
Ebenezer Elmes the Son of Ignatius Elmes by Sarah his wife was 

born April the 23 rd : 1743 
[p. 223] June 5 th 1740 Then Joseph Tinkham & Agness Mackfun 

both of middleborough Ware married by me Peter Thacher 
[p. 224] Dec: 24 : 1741 : Then Gideon Southworth and Rebekah 

Ellis both of Middleborough were marry d by me Peter Thacher 



Middleborough, Mass., Vital Records 219 

Dec: 28 : 1741 : Then Elijah Clap and Hope Thomas both of Mid- 
dleborough were marry d by me Peter Thacher 

february : 14 : 1 741/2 : Then John Knowlton and Prudence Thomas 
both of Middleborough were marry d by me Peter Thacher 

June : 1 : 1742 : Then Nathaniel Wood and Martha Tinkham both of 
Middleborough were marry d by me Peter Thacher 

July : 28 : 1742 : Then Joseph Vaughan and Hannah Tinkham both 
of Middleborough were M.arry d by me Peter Thacher 

November : 11 : 1742 : Then Ephraim Wood and Mary Lazel both 
of Middleborough were marryed by me Peter Thacher 

December : 9 : 1742 I marry d m 1 ' Samuel Tucker of Milton to my 
Daughter Susanna Thacher Peter Thacher 

June 24 : 1740 william Reed & Sarah warren both of middleborough 
were married at Middleboro in the County of Plymouth W 1 me 
Benj a white Justice of Peace 

inarch 18 : 1 740/1 Samuel pratt 3 rd & Wiboree Bumpus Both of 
middleborough were married at middleborough in the County of 
Plymouth F r me Benj m white Justice of peace 

November 5 : 1741 : Phineas Pratt & Sarah white Both of middle- 
borough were married at middleborough in the County of 
Plymouth f" r me Benj a white Justice of Peace 

Novem r 30 : 1741 Ephraim Donham & mercy Tinkham Both of 
middleborough were married at middleborough in the County 
of Plymouth Pr me Benj a white Justice of Peace 

December 31 : 1741 Benjamin warren & Jedidah Tupper Both of 
middleborough were married at middleborough in the County of 
Plymouth V me Benj' 1 white Justice of Peace 

January 28 : 1741 Joseph Bumpus & mehetable Tupper Both of 
middleborough were married at middleborough in the County 
of Plymouth : V r me Berij a white Justice of Peace 

April i st 1742 : Joseph Allden of middleborough & Plannah hall of 
Bridgwater were married at middleborough in the County of 
Plymouth f r me Benj a white Justice of Peace 

April i st 1742 Jacob Barden & Elinor Hackett Both of middleborough 
were married at middleborough in the County of Plymouth V 1 ' 
me Benj a white Justice of Peace 

may 24 : 1742 Joshua Lazel & Elizabeth Ames Both of middleborough 
were married at middleborough in the County of Plymouth f x me 

, Benja white Justice of peace 

October 14 : 1742 Sam 11 Thurber of Swanzy & Egatha Bryant of mid- 
dleborough were married at middleborough in the County of 
Plymouth W { me Benj a white Justice of peace 

[p. 225] October 28 : 1742 Israel Thomas and Phebe Lyon both of 
middleborough were married at middleborough in the County 
of Plymouth W r me Benj a white Justice of peace 

November 11 : 1742 Peter Walker of Taunton & Sarah Samson of 
middleborough were married at middleborough in the County 
of Plymouth f T me Benj a white Justice of Peace 















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December 20 : 1742 Simon Lazel & Joanna wood Both of middle- 
borough were married at middleborough in the County of plym- 
outh 1* r me Benj a white Justice of peace 

January 27 th 1742/3 John Tinkham J ur and Jerusha Vaughan Both of 
middleborough were married at middleborough in the County of 
Plymouth V r me Benj a white Justice of peace 

february 9 : 1742/3 John Harris & mercy Torrey Both of middle- 
borough were married at middleborough in the County of 
Plymouth T T me Benj a white Justice of peace 

November 24 : 1743 Jedidiah Lyon & mary Cushman both of mid- 
dleborough were married at middleborough in the County of 
Plymouth F r me Benj a white Justice of peace 

December 19 : 1743 John Thurber J ur of Swanzey & Ann Bryant 
of middleborough were married at middleborough in the County 
of Plymouth F r me Benj a white Justice of peace 

february 16 : 1743 Ichabod wood & Thankfull cobb Both of mid- 
dleborough were married at middleborough in the County of 
Plymouth f* r me Benj a white Justice of Peace 

february 21 : 1743 : Barnabas Eaton & Elizabeth Clematis both of 
middleborough were married at middleborough in the County 
of Plymouth $ >r me Benj a white Justice of peace 

april 10 : 1744 : Jesse Bryant & Susanna Winslow both of middle- 
borough were married at middleborough in the County of 
Plymouth : V r me Benj a white Justice of Peace 

June y e 9 : 1743 then I married Josiah Richmond of Taunton and 
Elizabeth Smith of middleborough Benjamin Ruggles 

august 10 1743 then I married Isaac Reynolds J ur & mercy Niles 
Both of middleborough Benjamin Ruggles 

October 6 : 1743 then I married Joseph Richmond Junr of Taunton 
& Elizabeth Hackett of middleborough Benjamin Ruggles 

November 4: 1743 then I married Mallachy Rowland and Hopestill 
Dwelly Both of middleborough Benjamin Ruggles 

february 16 : 1743/4 then I married Nathaniel Sprout & Esther 
Thrasher Both of middleborough Benjamin Ruggles 

[p. 230] Jael Southworth the Daughter of Gideon Southworth by 
Rebeckah his wife was born September the : 23 rd : 1742 : 

Abner Wood the Son of Samuel Wood Jun r by Joanna his wife was 
born february the : 24 rth : 1742/3 : 

Ruth Prat the Daughter of Phineas Prat by Sarah his wife was born 
may : 13 th : 1742 : 

Jabez Moxim the Son of Edmond Moxim by Abigail his wife was 
born April the : 27 th : 1743 : 

Martha Tinkham the Daughter of Samuel Tinkham Sen 1 " by Melatiah 
his wife was born march the : 27 th : 1743 : 

John Hayford the Son of Ebenezer Hayford by mary his wife was 
bcrn march the : 23 rd : 1742/3 

Shubeal Tomson the Son of John Tomson by Lydia his wife was 
born march the Eleventh 174 1/2 



Middleborongh, Mass., Vital Records 221 

Susanna Tomson the Daughter of John Tom son by Lydia his wife 

was born november the first 1743 : 
Hannah Reynolds the Daughter of Ephraim Reynolds by Alice his 

wife was born September the : 9 th : 1743 : 
Peleg Southworth the Son of Ebenezer Southworth by Elisabeth his 

wife was born June the 20 th : 1741 
Mary Donham the Daughter of Ephraim Donham Jun r by mercy his 

wife was born April the 18 th 1742 
Patience Waterman the Daughter of Joseph Waterman by Patience 

his wife was born July the : 14 th : 1743 
Stephen Thurber the Son of Samuel Thurber by Agatha his wife was 

born January the 10 th : 1743/4 
M c kahan Raymond the Son of Peter Raymond by Christiana his wife 

was born march the 13 th : 1742/3 
Hannah Tomson the Daughter of Caleb Tomson by Abigail his wife 

was born August the : 8 th 1743 
Sarah Pierce the Daughter of Shadrach Pierce by Abigail his wife 

was born february the first 1737/8 
Levi Pierce the Son of Shadrach Pierce by Abigail his wife was born 

february the : 26 th : 1738/9 
Lydia Bennet the Daughter of Ebenezer Bennet Jun r by Esther his 

wife was born July the 15 th 1743 who Deceased August 13 th : 

1743 Aged 29 : Days 
Joseph Barrows a Son and ) Children of Coombs Barrows by mary 
Mary Barrows a Daughter \ his wife were born Twins January the : 

22 nd : 1743 which Children Deceased viz mary January : 28 : 

1743 and Joseph January 29 th : 1743 
[p. 231] Mercy Wood the Daughter of Abiel Wood by Mercy his wife 

was born August the : 30 th 1719 : 
Abijah Wood the Daughter of Abiel Wood by mercy his wife was 

born July the : 3 rd 172 1 : 
Abiel Wood the Son of Abiel Wood by mercy his Wife was born 

february the : 12 th 1725/6 
Thankfull Wood the Daughter of Abiel Wood by mercy his wife was 

born August the fifth 1728 : 
Elnathan Wood the Son of Abiel Wood by mercy his wife was born 

April the 28 th 1731 : 
Hannah Lyon the Daughter of William Lyon by martha His wife 

was born march the : 10 th 1742/3 
Jeremiah Tinkham Son to Jeremiah Tinkham by Naomi his wife was 

born October the 27 1740 
Elisha Tinkham Son to Jeremiah Tinkham by naomi his wife was 

Born August the 18 1742 
Joanna Tinkham Daughter to Jeremiah Tinkham by Naomi his wife 

was Born December y e 6 1743 
Mary Bate Daughter to Joseph Bate by mary his wife was Born 

february the fourth 1743 4 
Zenas Cushman Son to william Cushman by Susanna his wife was 

born May the first 1743 



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Thankfull wood Daughter to Jabez wood & hannah his wife was Bom 

September the 28 1723 
Nathan wood Son to Jabez wood & hannah his Wife Was Born March 

the 14 1723 4 
Alice wood Daughter to Jabez wood by hannah his wife Was Born 

March 27 th 1726 
Patience wood Daughter to Jabez wood by hannah his wife was Born 

July the Eleventh 1729 
Dinah wood Daughter to Jabez wood by hannah his wife was Born 

December the 27 1731 
Caleb Wood Son to Jabez wood By hannah his wife was Born 

October the 8 1733 
Amos Wood Son to Jabez wood by hannah his wife was Bo^n April 

the 13 th 1738 
[p. 232] martha Samson Daughter to Obadiah Samson and of mary 

his wife Deceased may the 4 th in y e first year of her age 1738 
Mary Samson Daughter to Obadiah Samson and of mary his wife 



Deceased may 



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in y e first year of her age 1738 



Japeth Turner & Elizabeth his wfe had a Daughter Still Born April 
the 6 th : 1744 1744 

Mercy Samson Wife to Samuel Samson Deceased February the 15 th 
1742/3 in the 77 th year of her age 1742/3 

Elizabeth Griffeth wife to Jesse Griffeth Deceas d August the Eleventh 
1743 in the 37 th year of her Age 1743 

Deacon Ephraim Wood Deceased July the . 9 . 1744 in the 65 th year 
of his Age 

Barnabas Grossman Deceased October y e first 1744 in the 44 th year 
of his age 

Samuel Samson Deceased September the 10 1744 in the 75 year of 
his age. 

mary Samson Daughter to Gershom Samson & Bithiah his wife De- 
ceased Sep 1 the 22 : 1744 in the 2 nd year of her age 1744 

Gershom Samson Son to Gershom Samson & Bithiah his wife De- 
ceased Sep 1 the 29 th 1744 in the 4 th year of his age 1744 

Elisabeth Tomson the Daughter of Jacob Tomson by Elisabeth his 
wife Deceased December : 4 th : 1747. In the Seventh year of 
her age. 

[p. 242] Susanna Thomas Daughter to Benjamin Thomas by Eliza- 
beth his wife was Born September the 15 1743 

Nathan Williamson Son to Caleb Williamson and of Sarah His wife 
was Born march the 27 th 1741 

Caleb Williamson Son to Caleb Williamson and of Sarah his wife 
was Born December the 28 1743 

Jacob Tilson Son to Timothy Tilson and of Judith his wife was Born 
at Plymton December y e 28 1736 

Hanmh Leonard Dau tr to Lieu 1 Joseph Leonard and of Fear his wife 
was Born Saterday July the 3 rd 1736 

Abiah Leonard Dau tr to Lieu 1 Joseph Leonard and of Fear his wife 
was Born monday the 8 th 1738 



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Gedion Leonard Son to Lieu 1 Joseph Leonard and of Fear his wife 

was Born nionday October the 15 th 1739 
Elizabeth GrifTeth Dau tr to Jesse Griffeth and of Elizabeth his wife 

was Born february the 15 th 1733 4 
mary Griffeth Dau tr to Jesse Griffeth and of Elizabeth his wife was 

Born April the 5 th 1737 
Micah Griffeth Son to Jesse Griffeth and of Elizabeth his wife was 

Born November the 14 1739 
Mercy Griffeth Dau tr to Jesse Griffeth and of Elizabeth his wife was 

Born August the 7 th 1743 
Priscilla Tinkham Dau tr to Joseph Tinkham and of Agness his wife 

was Born August y e 9 1741 
Shubeal Tinkham Son to Joseph Tinkham & of Agness his wife was 

Born march the 26 1743 
Desire Simmons & ) Daughters To David Simmons by Priscilla his 
Deborah Simmons \ wife were Born Twins June 29 1744 
Isaac Tinkham Son to Ebenezer Tinkham and of Hannah his wife 

was Born November the 26 th 1741 
francies Barrows Son to Silvanus Barrows and of Ruth his wife was 

Born at Barnstable "february the 5 th 1738 and Deceased march 

the 17 th following 

(To be continued) 



PLYMOUTH FIRST CHURCH RECORDS 

(Continued from page 23) 

1697 : In 1697 : seven children were Baptized. 

At a chh-meeting at the Pastors house, march 3 1 : before 
Lecture, Brother Isaac cushman desired on behalfe of hiraselfe 
& the brethren of that society, that the chh would dismisse them 
to gather a chh among themselves, but He not expecting or 
desiring a present answer at that meeting, it was left to the 
Consideration of the chh. 

April, 18 : the Pastour propounded publickly to the chh to 
keep a day of Fasting & prayer, on account of the war, the 
Indians having lately killed & taken captive many at Haverhill, 
& that God would save from assaults of the enemy who (wee 
heard) were designing against us by sea & land ; & because there 
was much scarcity of bread in many places, that God would 
supply their wants, blesse the seed time & harvest of this yeare, 
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their consideration till the next Sabbath Before which came an 
order from the Leiftenant Governour & Councill to observe such 
a day on May, 13 : therefore the chh appointed noe other time, 
but fixt upon & attended the service on that day : 

The aspect of providence from this time was such that made 
way for the Pastor & chh to part one from another without 
reflexion upon the chh his worke seeming now to be at an end ; 
sundry chh-meetings wee had, one day of Fasting & prayer 
together in publick in which the 2 next neighbour-ministers 
were desired to asist in carrying on that worke who did soe & 
the brethren after that kept some in one house, others in an- 
other, a day of prayer ; the issue of all meetings & agitations 
was, a councill was called by the chh from the ches of weymouth, 
Duxbury, Bridgwater, Taunton & Barnstable, who met & Judged 
it best that the Pastor should cease his worke amongst them & 
the chh dismisse him with such expressions of their love & 
charity as the Rule called for ; He having resigned his office, 
the chh & towne in October invited mr Ephraim Litle to preach 
to them, which he accepted & is yet with them this May, 1698 : 
& the Lord increase his gifts & graces that He may be a rich 
blessing to them : there are at this time of men in full com- 
munion 42, in both societies, & of woemen 75, besides 7 or 8 
removed to other townes not dismist from us. 

The good Lord cover & wash away all our sins & imperfec- 
tions in the blood of christ, & blesse this chh with peace & 
increase of grace & holinesse to all generations. Amen, Amen. 

In these 30 yeares past were observed amongst us many 
dayes of Humiliation & Thanksgiving ordered by Authority, 
which are not here particularly made mention of. And many 
members upon removall were dismissed to other ches.* 

[p. 28] It being Judged profitable to keep in minde the usuall 
way of proceeding in the Examination of persons by the Elders, 
as to the competency of their knowledge rendring them meet for 
full Communion, hereto is therefore added an account of the 
Questions ordinarily propounded to persons in private, when 
they also made declaration of their experiences of a worke of 
grace upon their soules ; The Elders allowed & encouraged any 
person to declare his confession of faith in his ovvne way & 
method, but if any persons through bashfullnesse or defect of 
memory chose to be asked, such questions as these were usually 
put to them. 

Q : what doe you beleve concerning Gods unity of Essence 
& Trinity of Persons & some of his Attributes were usually 

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given in answer, as also his workes of Creation & Providence in 
both the Parts of it, preservation & gnbernation. 

Q : what concerning man. The state in which He was 

created, & his Apostacy & the Tempter to it, & the sin itself e 
& the Effects of it in the curse on himselfe & posterity, inward 
& outward, here & for ever, were here spoken to. 

Q : what concerning mans Recovery ; by whom & how ? 

Here the two Natures of christ were asserted, &. the reason, 
why God & why man? Also his three offices & the worke 
of each office. 

Q : what are the benefits of christ ? Answer being made 
Justification, Adoption & Sanctitication with aeternall glory, 
they were asked to give a description of those three spirituall 
benefits ? 

Q : How doe wee come to be made partakers of christ & his 
benefits ? the Answer being by Faith, it was asked, what is 
faith ? what are the ordinary meanes to beget faith ? & what, to 
increase it ? Also, what is it that makes the word effectual) to 
beget & increase faith ? * 

O : How doth God prepare the hearts of sinners to beleive 
on Him ? Answer being made, By working Repentance, 
Q : what is Repentance ? 

O : what is a church ? Q : what officers hath christ appointed 
in his chh ? 

Q : what are the ordinances of Gods house ? scales of the 
Covenant being named after others, O : what is the proper end 
& use of Baptisme ? 

Q : who are the subiects of Baptisme ? Q : what is the 
Lords supper ? 

Q : For what end was it instituted ? what signifies the' Break- 
ing of the bread & the pouring out of the wine ? Q : what is 
required to the worthy receiving of the Fords supper ? O : what 
is the matter of selfe-Examination, here wee expected the sacra- 
mentall graces should be specifyed. 

Q : How ought chh-members to carry it one towards another ? 
The generall answer being, In brotherly love & holy watchful!- 
nesse ? 

Q : How ought christians to act towards each other in case 
of sin & offence, If private, then the Rule, math : 18 : i 5 : 16 : 1 7 : 
was minded & lookt for, & the duty of the chh towards repenting 
offenders exprest. 

: what doe you beleve concerning the state of man, at the 
end of, & after this life ; Here death, resurrection, the day of 
Judgment, the Judge, the Persons to be Judged & for what, & 
























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the finall sentence pronounced upon the Elect & Reprobate, 
were spoken to, & the Execution of the sentence in Heaven 
& Hell. 

I know not in these 30 yeares, that any person examined in 
private by the Elders but they did in some degree give some 
satisfying answer to these things though some much more fully 
than others, & though some did not presently give a direct & 
proper answer to the Question, yet in further discourse about it, 
it usually appeared they competently understood the thing. 

[p. 29] Though wee did not limit ourselves prescisely to the 
same individuall words in covenanting with persons at their 
Admission to full communion, yet ever some of what followes 
was mentioned, & often all of it : 

After the person was received by the vote of the chh, which 
in case of Admission was alwayes by Lifting up of the Hands. 

The Elder, (whether Teaching or Ruling, ordinarily & most 
frequently it was the Ruling Elder) thus spake, 

The chh hath readily received you to their Communion, if it 
were a child of "the chh admitted, the word was, you are this 
day to renew that Covenant with God & his people which was 
sealed to you in Baptisme ; if it. were a person that was not a 
chh-child, then the expression was, you are now to enter into 
Covenant with God & his people, & thus was it often expressed. 

The Covenant 

Since it hath pleased God to move the hearts of the Brethren 
to give you the right hand of fellowship, you doe in the presence 
of God, his holy Angels & this solemne assembly, this day avouch 
the Lord Jehovah the only living & the true God to be your God 
& doe give up yourselfe to Him alone, acknowledging God the 
Father to be your Father & Soveraigne, & giving yourselfe unto 
the Lord Jesus as your only Preist & Attonement, as your onely 
Prophet & Guide, as your onely King & Law giver, & to the 
Holy Spirit of God as your Sanctifyer & comforter ; And you 
doe give up your selfe to this church of the Lord Jesus & doe 
solemnly promise by the helpe of his grace to walke with God 
& this his chh in wayes of holy communion & due subiection to 
all his holy ordinances according to his will revealed in his holy 
word. 

This you promise, the Party answering, yes, He proceeds, 
Then doe I promise to you in the name of this chh, 

That by the helpe of the same grace wee will walke towards 
you in brotherly love & holy watchfullnesse for our mutuall 
succour & aedification in the Lord Jesus. 

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Now the God of all Grace who keepes Covenant & mercy to 
a Thousand generations make us all faithfull herein to himselfe 
& one unto another for his Holy Names sake. 

with other Petitions sutable for the received & for the chh, 
as God directed his servants called thereunto. 

( To be continued) 



EASTHAM AND ORLEANS, MASS., VITAL RECORDS 

{Continued from page 144) 

[p. 32] Medad atwood the Son of Stephen atwood Was Born at East- 
ham January y c 16 th 1658/9 

Mercy Atwood the Daughter of Medad and Esther atwood was Born 
at Eastham June y e 26 th 1686 

Abigaile Abigaile atwood the daughter of Medad & Esther atwood 
was Born at Eastham June y e 15 th : 1689 

David atwood the Son of Medad & Esther atwood was Born at East- 
ham on the 20 th day of October annodom : 1691 

Samuel atwood the Son of Medad and esther atwood was Born at 
Eastham on y e 20 th day of inarch annodom : 1795 * 

Esther atwood the Daughter of Medad and Esther atwood was Born 
at Eastham on y e 15 th day of march annodom : 1699 

Phebe atwood the daughter of Medad and Esther atwood was Born 
at Eastham on y e 9 th day of June annodom : 1702 

Nathan atwood the Son of Medad and Esther atwood was Born at 
Eastham on y e 27 th day of June annodom : 1705 

Williams Smith and Debora Walker were Married by m r Benjamin 
Webb on y e 3 d day of October annodomini 1728 

Ephraim Dean and widow martha young Both of Eastham were mar- 
ried by m r Isaaih Lewis on y e 31 day of January 1760 Entred 
by me Edward Knowles Town Clerk 

[p. 33] Jesse Eldridg the Son of Elisha & Dorcas Elclridg was Born 
at Eastham on the ninth clay of august annodom : 17 15 | 

Elisha Eldridg the Son of Elisha and dorcas Eldridg was Born at 
Eastham on the Seventeenth day of march annodomini : 17 17/18 

Mary and Dorcas Eldridg the daughters of Elisha and Dorcas Eldridg 
were born at Eastham on the fifteenth day of march annodom : 
1720/21 

phebe harding the Dafter of Carnelas and priseler harding was Born 
in Eastham Desembar 8 : 1742 

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Joseph hardin the sun of Carnelas and prisile harding was Born in 

Eastham novembar i : 1744 
presila harding the Dafter of Carnelas and prisila harding was Born 

in Eastham march 3 : 1747 
Lucia harding the Dafter of Carnelas and prisila harding was Born in 

Eastham febuary 27 : 1750 
nathan harding the sun of Carnelas and prisila harding was Born in 

Eastham April 8 : 1752 
Carnelas harding the sun of Carnelas and prisila harding was Born in 

Eastham march 17 : 1754 
seth harding the sun of Carnelas and prisila harding was Born in 

Eastham August 4 : 1756 
Seth Smith and Anne Knowles were married by mr Benjamin Webb 

on y e 3 d day of October annodomini 1728 
David Higgins the Son of Isaiah & Anna Higgins was Born in East- 
ham August 13 1759 
Richard Higgins the Son of Isaiah & Anna Higgins was born in 

Eastham April : 5 : 1762 
[p. 34] John Hopkins the Son of Elisha and Experience Hopkins 

was Born at Eastham on the twentyninth day of april anno- 
domini : 1719 : 
mary Cob the Dafter of nathan and Bethiah Cob was Born at Barn- 
stable June 24 : 1737 
nathan freeman the sun of John freeman Jr and bethiah freeman was 

born in Eastham Desembar 5 : 1744 
marcy freeman the Dafter of John and bethiah freeman was born in 

Eastham July : 16 : 1745 
betty freeman the Dafter of John and bethiah freeman was born in 

Eastham June : 1 : 1747 and Died Desmbr 7 : 1748 
nathaniel freeman the sun of John and bethiah freeman was Born in 

Eastham January 7 : 17-19 
bety freeman the Dafter of John and bethiah freeman was born in 

Eastham septembar 23 : 1750 
David meeker and phebe Couel Both of Eastham ware marrid in 

Easham by M r Isaiah Lues Septembar 10 : 1753 
Grace Witheril the Daughter of John and Mercy witheril was Born at 

Eastham on y e first day of November annodomini : 17 16 
Theophilus Witheril the Son of John and Mercy Witheril was Born at 

Eastham on y e 30 th day of January annodomini : 1719/20 
William Witheril the Son of John and mercy Witheril was Born at 

Eastham in the month of march annodomini 1721/2 
Lusana Witheril the Daughter of John and Mercy Witheril was born 

at Eastham on y c 20 th day of august annodomini : 1725 
Seth Smith Juner and Thankfull Baker Both of Eastham were mar- 
ried by mr Isaaih Lewis minster January 18 Day 1759 Entred 

by me Edward Knowles Town Clerk 
Barnabas Smith the Son of Seth & Thankful Smith was born in 

Eastham Erebuary 27 : 1762 









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William Smith Son of Seth and thakfull Smith was Born in Eastham 

July 1 day 1764 
Sarah Smith Daughter of Seth and thankfull Smith was Born in 

Eastham the 10 Day January 1767 
Jesse Smith Son of Seth and Thankfull Smith was Born in Eastham 

28 Day June 1769 
Seth and Ebenezer Smith Sons of Seth and Thankfull Smith was 

Born in Eastham the 12 Day may 1772 
Samuel Smith Son of Seth and thankfull Smith was Born in Eastham 

the 15 Day January 1775 
[p. 35] Joshua Paine of Truro and Rebecca Sparrow of Eastham 

were married by m r Samuel ozburn on the twentieth day of 

October 11720 
Jonathan Smith and Thankfull Paine both of Eastham were married 

by mr Samuel ozburn on the twentieth day of October annodom : 

1720 
Expearns Linel the Dafter of Jonathan and mary Linel was born in 

Eastham novembar 18 : 1748 
Thomas Linel the Sun of Jonathan and mary Linel was Born in 

Eastham august y e 8 : 1750 
Ruth Linel was Born in Eastham may y e 16 : 1752 
Zeruiah linel was Born in Eastham aprel 26 : 1754 
uriah linel was Born in Eastham febury 16 : 1756 
Marcy Linell wife of Jonathan Linell Dide march y e 25 : 1760 
Samuel] Linell Son of Jonathan and Rachal* Linell was Born at 

Harwich march the 18 : 1764 
Marcy Linell Daughter of Jonathan and Rachal Linell was Born at 

harwich aprel y e 18 : 1766 
Lettice Linell Daughter of Jonathan and Rachel Linell was Born at 

harwich may the 20 : 1768 
John Snow the Son of John and Hannah Snow was Born at Eastham 

on the ninth day of february annodommi : 1723/4 
Solomon Coomes and Content Mayo were married by Nathanael 

flreeman Esqu r on y e Secund day of february anno Domini 

1725/6 
Samuel Cooms Son of Sollomon Cooms & Content Cooms was born 

in Eastham the 18 th day of December 1726 
Sarah Cooms Daughter of Sollomon Cooms & Content cooms was 
; born in eastham the fourth day of April 1729 entred V Joseph 

Doane Town clarke 
Elisha Bigfut and mary mayo Both of Eastham ware marrid in 
;'"" Eastham By M r Isaiar lues July 10 : 1753 

Dennis Collings Son of Michael & Rebecca Collings was born No- 
vember the 30 — 1757 
Fraces Collings Daughter of Michael and Rebecca Collings was born 

November the 19 — 1759 

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Rebecca Collings Daughter of Michael & Rebecca Collings was bon 

born in Eastham march 12 1771 
[p. 36] Samuel King and Abigaile Linnell Both of Eastham were 

Married by m r Samuel ozburn on the Sixteenth day of October 

annodomini : 1720 
Elisabeth King the daughter of Samuel and abigail King was born 

at Eastham on y fc tvventyseventh day of November annodomini 

I 7 2 S 
July 23 : 1756 then asa mayo of Eastham and hannah Couel of har- 

wich was marriad By John freeman Justis pease Recorded pr 

Thomas Knowles Town Clar 
Jabez Snow Jun r and Elisabeth Paine both of Eastham were Married 

by m r Samuel Ozburn on y e 27 th day of October annodom 1720 
unice Snow the Daughter of Jabez and Elisabeth Snow was Born at 

Eastham on the 30 th day of November annodomini 11722 
Elizabeth Snow Daughter of Jabiz Snow & Elisabeth Snow was born 

at Eastham the 12 th day of January 1 730/1 
Jabiz Snow the Son of Jabiz Snow jun r & eliabeth Snow was born 

June 19 : 1733 
Joshua Snow Son of Jabiz Snow jun r was born September 29 : 1735 
Edwardard Snow Son of Jabiz Snow jun r was born January 26 : 1737 
Hannah Snow Daughter of Jabiz Snow jun r was born July 28 : 1740 
Deacon Jabez Snow Died the Six Day of Sepember 1760 
Deacon Snow wife Died the Sixth Day of July 1772 
Thomas godfree of Chatham and mary Couel of Eastham ware man-id 

in Eastham by Mr Iaiah Lues march 8 : 1753 
Solomon Higgins and margaret holbrook Jim both of Eastham were 

married bymr Lsaaih Lewis minster January 24 Day 1760 Entred 

pr me Edward Knowles Town Clerk 
[p. 37] Nathanael ffreeman Jun r and Hannah Merrick were married 

by mr Samuel ozburn on the Sixth day of april annodomini : 1 7 2 1 
Nathanael ffreeman the Son of Nathanael and Hannah ffreeman was 

Born at Eastham the ninth day of march annodomini : 1722/3 
Elisabeth ffreeman the daughter of Nathanael and Hannah ffreeman 

was Born at Eastham on the twelf day of april annodomini 1725 
Ruth ffreeman the daughter of Nathanael and Hannah ffreeman was 

born at Eastham on the thirtieth day of September annodomini 

1727 
martha ffreeman Daughter of Nathaniel and Hannah ffreeman was 

born at Eastham on the 28 th day of fabruary anno domini 1737 
Susana ffreeman daughter of Nathan 11 and Hannah ffreeman was born 

at Eastham on the forth day november annodomini 1739 
mary ffreeman daughter of Nathan 11 and Hannah ffreeman was born 

at Easham on the forth day of January anno domini 1742/3 
Hannah ffreeman daughter of Nathaniel and Hannah ffreeman was 

born at Eastham on the Savententh day of December anno 

Domini : 1746 
Barnabas young Jr and Anna mayo Boath of Eastham ware married 

in Eastham by M r Isaiah Lues febuary 15 : 1753 





















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Ebenezer Dyer of Truro and Sarah Doane of Eastham were married 

by mr Webb on the on the ninth day of June Annodomini : 1720 
John Allen of Marblehead and Rebecca Doane of Eastham were mar- 
ried by Joseph Doane Esqu r on y e 3 d day of October anno- 
domini : 1723 
Eunis alien Daughter of John Allen & Rebecka alien was born in 

Marblehed the thirtyiirst of July annodomini 1725 entred pr 

Joseph Doane Town clerk 
[p. 3&~] Hannah Snow the daughter of Ebenezer and Hope Snow was 

Born at Eastham on the fifteenth day of December annodomini : 

1720 
Bathshua Snow the Daughter of Ebenezer and Hope Snow was Born 

at Eastham on the fourth Day of October annodomini 1723 
Ebenezer Snow dyed on the ninth day of april annodomini : 1725 * 
Samuel Snow the Son of Ebenezer Snow Dyed on the tenth day of 

June anno Domini 1728 
Nathanael Higgins and Elisabeth | atwood were married by Nathan- 

ael ffreeman Esqu r on y e 26 day of february annodom : 17 17/18 
Nathanael Higgins the Son of Nathanael and Elisabeth. Higgins was 

Born at Eastham on y e 12 th day of february annod domini : 

1719/20 
Daniel Higgins the Son of Nathanael and Elisabeth Higgins was 

born at Eastham on y e 30 th day of march annodomini : 1722 
Enock higgins Son of Nathaniel & Elizabeth higgins was born the 

5 th day o£ September 1724 
Thomas higgins Son of nathaniel & Sarah higgins was born the 13 th 

day of april 1730 
Nathan higgins Son of Nathaniel & Sarah higgins was born the 15 th 

day of March 1 730/1 
Elifelet nickerson of harwich and and mary higgens of Eastham ware 

marid in Eastham By M. r Joseph Crocker Clark cm march 4 : 

1756 Entred fr Thomas Knowles Town Clar 
Elisha Smith and Jennett higgens Both of Eastham ware married in 

Eastham By M r Joseph Croker Clark in march 18 : 1756 Entred 

pr Thomas Knowles Town Clar 
Josiah Smith Son of Elisha and Jennett Smith was Born in Eastham 

April 13 1758$ 
Moses Smith Son of Elisha and Jennett was Born in Eastham march 

31 Day 1760 and Died January 30 : 1761 
the above named Josiah Smith Died in august 18 : 1762 
Moses Smith Son of Elisha and Jennet Smith was born in Eastham 

January the 21 . 1762 
Josiah Smith Son of Elisha and Jennet Smith was born in Eastham 

April the 30 th 1764 

* '* 1 7"5 ** written over " 1724." 

t " Deborah " was crossed out and " Elisabeth " interlined in the same hand. 

} " 1758" was written over " 1762." 



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Eunice Smith Daughter of Elisha Smith and Jennet Smith was Born 

in Eastham May 27 = 1766 
Elisha Smith the 5 Son of Elisha and Jennet Smith was Born in 

Eastham the 5 Day of august 1772 
[p. 39] John atwood and Thankfull Williamson were married by 

Joseph Doane Esqu r on the twentyeighth day of September 

annodom : 1721 
William Atwood the Son of John and Thankfull atwood was Born at 

Eastham on the fourteenth day of april annodomini 17 19 
John Atwood the Son of John and Thankfull atwood was Born at 

Eastham on y e 25 th day of September annodomini : 1725 
Mary atwood the Daughter of John & Thankful] atwood was born the 

15 day of february 1723 
Thankfull atwood Daughter of John & Thankfull atwood was born 

the 28 day of May 1727 
Ephraim Atwood Son of John and Thankfull atwood was bum March 

the 9 th 1728 
Timothy Atwood Son of John & Thankfull atwood was born July the 

5 th i73 1. 
Simeon Atwood Son of John & Thankfull atwood was born november 

the third 1733 
Ebenezer Higgins and Abigail Cole were married by Joseph Doane 

Esqu r on y e 5 th day of October annodom 11721 
Cornelius Higgins the Son of Ebenezer and abigaile Higgins was bom 

at Eastham July y e 21 th 1722 
Experience Higgins the daughter of Ebenezer and abigaile Higgins 

was born at Eastham on the 23 day of march annodomini 1723/4 
Asenath Higgins the daughter of Ebenezer and Abigail Higgins was 

born at Eastham on y e Sixth day of July annodom : 1726 
Isaiah higgins Son of Ebenezor higgins & abigel higgins was born in 

Eastham the 5 of april 1727 
Elkenah higgins Son of Ebenezor & abigel higgins was born in 

Eastham the 12 of november 1729 entred f me Joseph Doane 

Town clerk 
Ebenezor higgins Son of Ebenezor & abigel higgins was born the 26 

day of June 173 1 entred V* Joseph Doane Town dark 
[p. 40] Thomas Gross and Jane Cole both of Eastham were married 

by Joseph Doane Esqu r on the 7 th day of December annodomini : 

172 1: 
Thomas Gross Son of Thomas Gross was born the 9 th of October 17 18 

entred pr Joseph Doane Town clerk 
Elnathan snow and pheebe sparrow Boath of Eastham ware married 

in Eastham By M r Joseph Crocker Clark Desembar 4 : 1755 

Entred pr Thomas Knowles Town Oar 
Ebenezer Higgins 3 d and Elisabeth myrick Both of Eastham were 

married by mr Cheever Clerk anno domi february 22 : 1755 

Entred pr Edward Knowles town Clerk 
Zoheth higgins Son of Ebenezer and Elisabeth higgins was Born in 

Eastham april the 8 Day 1756 



East ham and Orleans, Mass., Vital Records 233 

Icabord higgins Son of Ebenezer and Elisabeth higgins was Born in 

Eastham august the 27 Day 1759 
Joseph higgins Son of Ebenezer and Elisabeth higgins was Born in 

Eastham January the 9 Day 1762 
tamesin higgins Daughter of Ebenezer and Elisabeth higgins was 

born in Eastham June the 12 . 1760 
Cornelius higgins Son of Ebenezer and Elisabeth higgins was born 

in Eastham may the 30 . 1766 
Ephraim higgins Son of Ebenezer and Elisabeth higgins was born in 

Eastham July 25 . 1771 
lucy higgins daughter of Ebenezer & Elisabeth higgins was born in 

Eastham July 30 1768 
Timothy Cole and Elisabeth Sparrow were married by mr ozburn on 

the fourth day of may annodomini : 1721 
Timothy Cole the Son of Timothy and Elisabeth Cole was born at 

Eastham on y e twentyseventh day of august annodom 1722 
Elisabeth Cole the wife of Timothy Cole dyed on the thirtifirst day 

of august annodom : 1722 
Timothy Cole the Son of Timothy and Elisabeth Cole dyed may y e 

4 th 1722 
Timothy Cole and Martha Almony were Married by mr Samuel Oz- 
burn on the fourth day of September annodomini 1723 
Apphya Cole the Daughter of Timothy and Martha Cole was Born 

at Eastham on the fifth day of October annodomini : 1724 
Timothy Cole the Son of Timothy and apphia * Cole was Born att 

Eastham on y e twentythird day of may annodomini 1728 and 

Died in novembr 1752 
Martha Cole the daughter of Timothy and Martha Cole dyed april 

the 25 : 1728 : 
Martha Cole Daughter of Timothy & Martha Cole was born the ninth 

day of march 1729/30 
Elizabeth Cole Daughter of Timothy & Martha cole was born y e 12 

of July 1732 entred f Joseph Doane Town dark 
Jesse Cole Son of Timothy Cole & martha Cole was born 1 1 day 

of august 1735 and Died in Desembar ye 10 : 1753 
[p. 41] Nathanael Mayo and Mehitabell Rogers were married by m r 

ozburn on the fifteenth day of march annodomini : 172 1/2 
John Mayo the Son of Nathanael and Mehitabell Mayo dyed on the 

15 th day of march Annodomini 1724/5 
John Mayo the Son of Nathanael and Mehitabell Mayo was born at 

Eastham on the fourth day of October annodomini 1725 
Abigail Mayo the daughter of Nathanael and Mehetabell Mayo was 

born at Eastham on y e eighteenth day of June annodomini 1728 

and Died the 7 th of October 173 1 
Mehitable Mayo Daughter of Nathaniel Mayo was born the 9 th day 

of may 1732 
Ruth Mayo Daughter of Nathaniel Mayo was born the 31 July 1734 

*Sic. 



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Look on this Side for two of Ebenezer Higgins Children 

Abraham Higgins Son of Ebenezer and Elisabeth higgins was Born 

in Eastham February 3 d 1773 
David Higgins Son of Ebenezer and Elisabeth Higgins was Born in 

Eastham December 3 d 1776 
Samuel Doane the Son of Samuel and Thankfull Doane was born at 

Eastham on y e Seventh day of June annodomini 1722 
Samuel Doane and Thankfull Robins were married by m r Webb on 

the Seventh day of June annodomini : 1720 
Priscilla Doane the Daughter of Samuel and Thankfull Doane was 

Born at Eastham on the 23 d day of December annodomini 1723 
Thankfull Doane the daughter of Samuel and Thankfull Doane was 

Born at Eastham on y e 12 th day of march annodomini 1726 
Lidea Doane Daughter of Samuel Doane & Thankfull Doane was 

born in eastham the Seventh day of December 1729 entred f 

Joseph Doane Town clerk 
Timothy Doane Son of Samuel & Thankfull Doane was born Seventh 

day of July 1732 Entred W me Joseph Doane Town dark 
Martha Doane Daughter of Samuel Doane was born the iS*' 1 day of 

august 1735 
M r Timothy Cole Died april the 24 Day 1760 

( To be continued) 



PLYMOUTH COLONY WILLS AND INVENTORIES 

( Continued from page 62) 

[The Will of Samuel Newman, Sr.] 

[fol. 9] " The last Will .... of m r Samuell Newman seni r of 
Rehoboth exhibited to the court held att Plymouth " 3 March, 
1663. 

"The 18 th of November 1661 I Samuell Newman Teacher 
att Rehoboth" made his will. Bequests were as follows. 

" Imprimis That my Deare wife have the foure pounds yearly 
agreed upon between my son Samuell and mee att his marriage 
together with such privilidges specifyed in a writing given under 
his owne hand ; upon which I gave him and his all my lands 
sittuate in Rehoboth into his posession freely haveing Consented 
that his mother have halfe the great house orchyard before the 
Dore and one hundred pound Comonage ; " 

"my land att Wenham and housing the whole farme which 
is lett for nine pounds yearly ; That my loveing wife have it 
During her life ; and that then my son Antipas and his Injoy 



Plymouth Colony Wills and Inventories 2 35 

it for ever onely that hee pay forty pounds in two yeare to his 
three sisters and brother Noah ; rive pound apeece to each for 
the two yeares " 

"that my Daughter hopstill have a featherbed; bolster 
pillowes 2 payer of sheets two blanketts and a Coverlid att 
her marriage and if shee please her mother in her match ; forty 
pounds more att two payments in two yeares space after her 
marriage ; " 

" that Noah have all my bookes left but my concordance 
which I give my wife During her life ; and then to bee my son 
Samuells ; alsoe some few English bookes which my wife may 
give to any of her other children ; are excepted ; " 

" that my son Noah, att the tearme of three yeares end, 
after the Date heerof have a younge horse or a mare . and 
my saddle ; " 

" if anything come over from old England, for mee more 
or lesse ; that my Deare wife have the Disposing of it ; att her 
pleasure " 

"that the poor of Rehoboth, have two pounds and of Wey- 
mouth one pound, within a yeare after my Decease, my wife 
and the Deacons ordering it ; alsoe it is my will that my old 
servants Mary humpheres, of Dorchester ; Elizabeth Cubby of 
Weymouth Elizabeth Palmer, of Rehoboth, and Lydia Win- 
chester my present servant have ten shillinges apeece " 

" If either of my Children Die unmarried that theire portion 
bee Devided equally amonst the surviveing ; " 

"that all my Debtes being payed, my Cattle and houshold 
goods, bee" to my wife for the paying of the legacies ; " 

u that my Deare wife Sibbell Newman, bee the sole exequitrix, 
of this my last Will ; and that Stephen Paine seni r , Thomas 
Cooper Deacon, and Leiftenant hunt, bee my overseers ; to give 
theire advise to my Destressed widdow, as alsoe theire best 
healp as her needs may call for it " 

The witnesses were " John Kinksey " and Samuel New- 
man, Jr. 

"John Kinksley was Deposed to this Will of m r Samuell 
Newman Deceased before mee Thomas Willett ; Dated this 
4 th Day of ffebruary 1663 " 

"An exacte Inventory of the Goods of M r Samuell Newman 
of Rehoboth Deceased July the fift 1663 Taken by Stephen 
Paine seni r Deacon Cooper and Leiftenant hunt selected men for 
this purpose being Inhabitants of the said Towne ; July 31 : 63 " 
The only real estate mentioned is "a farme att Wenham " but 
the value was not stated. 



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"The Deposition of Mistris Sibell Newman to the Inven- 
tory of m 1 ' Samuell Newmans estate ; Taken before mee Thomas 
Willett the 4 th Day of february 1663 " 

" The pties being before expressed ; by Name M r Paine 
seni r M r Thomas Cooper and Leiftenant hunt the prisers " 
made oath 18 February, 1663, before Thomas Willett. 



[Joseph Peck's Will] 

[fol. 11] "The Last Will .... of W Josepth Pecke of Reho- 
both Deceased; exhibited to the Court held att Plymouth" 
3 March, 1663. 

" Josepth Pecke seni r : of Rehoboth " made bequests as follows. 

To "my son Josepth all my lands and meddowes .... neare 
unto the River called Palmers River " also "my old blacke mare 
and my great Chist in the Parlour ; " 

To "my son John my house and lands which I purchased 
of Josepth Torrey ; and the halfe of the meddow betwixt m r 
Newman and mee ; on the other side of the new meddow River " 
also " my great Chist in the hall ; " 

To " my son Nicholas all my meddow att the hundred acrees ; 
and the meddow called bushey meddow and all my meddowes 
on the north side of the towne " 

To " my son Samuell my house wheri I now Dwell with all 
the houses standing there ; the orchyarcls and all my house lott 
and all my land in the 2 cund Devision ; and my plaine lotts 
excepting halfe my furthest which 1 give unto my son Nicholas ; 
and alsoe I give unto him my meddow called Cheesebrookes 
meddow ; and alsoe my salt marsh att broad cove " 

To " my sonnes Nathaniel and Israeli all my lands which 
I purchased of John Adames and M r Bradford with the meddow 
called the longe beach which is betwixt m r Newman and mee ; 
and all my meddow att squamquammett which is betwixt John 
Allin and mee ; and alsoe my meddow att Papasquash betwixt 
John Allin and mee ; " 

" I give my pte of meddow att kekemuett unto John Pecke 
my son ; and alsoe all my lands att Wackemauquate ; I give unto 
my sonnes Josepth and Nicholas to bee equally Devided betwixt 
them " 

To " my Daughter hubbert thirty pounds in such pay as can 
bee Raised out of the goods I shall leave to pay by my executors 
within one yeare after my Decease and alsoe .... my wifes best 
cloake ; one fine pillowbeer and my Damaske napkin ; " 

To " my son Samuell my silver beaker and two silver spoones 



Plymouth Colony Wills and Inventories 237 

and one gould Ringe which was his mothers and also one paire 
of fine holland sheets one Diaper Tablecloth and six Diaper 
Napkins 2 fine pillowbeares and the feather bed and bolster and 
pillow and two blanketts vvheron I now lye ; my second Rugg 
with some other smale linnine in my trunke in the parlour 
which I alsoe give unto him ; and the other Chist under the 
window in the parlour and my best Ciirtaines and Curtaine 
Rodds ; " 

To " son Nathaniel my bigest silver Cupp one gould Ringe 
two silver spoones my best feather bed one bolster two blanketts 
the Rugg that now lyeth upon mee my trunke in the Parlour- 
chamber my Round table three Diaper napkins one long table 
Cloth between Israeli and him ; Item I give unto Israeli my 
son my silver salt 2 silver spoones my two new bedteekes with 
the bolsters the old flocke bed two blanketts my best Coverlid 
one bolster one pillow two pillow beares ; alsoe unto Nathaniel 
one pillow 2 pillow beares " 

" I give unto Israeli ten of my best ewes and my sorrelled 
mare two of my best Cowes and my bull and my segg and three 
Diaper napkins ; " 

To ". my son Joseph five ewes ; and to my son Samnell 
my two oxen Called bucke and Duke and two Cowes my Cart 
and one of my little plowes one chaine with the Copses for the 
Cart ; and I give unto Nathaniel two steers and two Cowes; " 

To " my son Nicholas the feather bed which hee hath alreddy 
and my best Rugg ; " 

To "my son John I give the featherbed and bolster which 
hee alreddy hath and 40 s to buy him a Rugg ; and to Israeli 
I give the two little Chistes in the Chamber and his mothers 
little trunke ; " 

To "my son Samuel I give my bedstead in the parlour 
Chamber ; " 

To "my son Josepth my gould Ringe and unto John and 
Nicholas my two silver wine Cuppes ; my mind is that my 
three younger sonnes should have each three platters; and 
all the rest of my pewter should bee equally between my six 
sonnes and all my apparell I give unto my three elder sonnes 
and all my wifes apparrell I give unto my three youngest 
sonnes to bee equally Devided betwixt them " 

"all the Rest of my goods Catties and Chatties ; my Debtes 
and legacies being payed (and my body brought to the grave) 
I give unto my six sonnes equally to bee Devided amongst 
them the youngest and weakest to have as good a share as the 
eldest and strongest ; Desireing M r Newman and my brother 



238 Plymouth Colony Wills and Inventories 

Thomas Cooper to bee the supervisors of this my Testament 
and last Will ; and I Doe ordaine my son Nicholas and my 
son Samuell the exequaturs of this my last Will " 

"The last Will and Testament of mee Josepth Pecke written 
with my owne hand ; " The will was not dated. 
; -0 [fol. 12] "march the 3 th 1663 In Reference to the amply- 
fication of the Will of m r Josepth Pecke Deceased ; before 
entered this following writing was ordered to bee Recorded ; 

" December 24 ; 1663 

" A further Amplyfication of our fathers Will upon his Death 
bed which was not expressed in his written Will ; Item hee 
gave to his son Josepth halfe his meddow that hee purchased 
of M r Bradford lying on the further side of the New meddow 
River ; To his son John thirty five pounds of Comon ; To his 
son Samuell two hundred and fifty pounds of Comon ; to his son 
Nathaniel two hundred pounds of Comon these giftes were 
given to them and theire heires for ever ; Morover our father 
aded to his Daughter hubbert ten pounds more then was sett 
Downe in his written will ; Item that Nathaniel and Israeli shall 
have equall shares of the corne that shalbee Raised upon that 
ground which hee hath given to his son Samuell for this yeare 
ensueing ; they bestowing an equall share of labour with them 
upon the land ; It was further expressed by him that seeing 
those oxen expressed in his will that was given to his three 
younger sons ; was Disposed of before his Death ; that those 
younge oxen and steeres that are coming on in theire Romes 
should bee made Choise of by them in manor as followeth ; his 
son Samuell first Choosing ; his son Israeli next and Nathaniel 
last ; It was his will alsoe that those two mares which were 
given to his sonnes Josepth and Israeli ; being not extant ; That 
Josepth should have his old mare ; and Israeli his young mare 
in stead of the other ; further wheras our father gave his sonnes 
Josepth five sheep and Israeli ten ; they alsoe being sold before 
our fathers Death ; wee have agreed that they shall have in 
valluation as they were sould which was nine shillinges apeece 
This wee owne to bee our fathers will expressed by him unto 
us ; when hee was in his pfect memory which wee owne as 
his proper will and Desire ; In Witnes wherof wee have sett 
to our hands " 

This agreement was signed by Joseph Pecke, John Pecke, 
Nicholas Pecke, Samuel Pecke, Nathaniel Pecke and Israel Pecke. 
The witnesses were Stephen Paine, Thomas Cooper and John 
Reed. 

"January the 11 th 1663 An Inventory of the goods of m r 















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The Diary of Jab e 3 Fitch, Jr. 239 

Josepth Pecke whoe expired December the 22 cond (63) and 
exhibited to the Court held att Plymouth the 3 of march 1663 " 
The appraisers, Stephen Paine, Thomas Cooper and John Reed 
made oath to the inventory 18 February, 1663, before Thomas 
Willett. No real estate is mentioned. The inventory covers 
three and one-half pages of the record. 

[Robert Abell 's Inventory] 

[fol.14] "An Inventory of the .... estate of Robert Abell 
of Rehoboth Deceased taken the 9 th of August 1663 " The only 
real estate was "an house and land " .£130. " The sume totall 

is" ^354, 17s-, 9 d - 

" The house and land taken out as the eldest sonnes " 
£130; "a bed and furniture to the widdow " £j ; "To Mary 
Abell given by her father as her full pte in a Cow and feather 
bed " ,£8 ; " Rests Due to the widdow as her thirds " £66, 
19s., 6d. ; "and to the other five Children each of them" 
£26, 1 6s. 

The appraisers, Stephen Paine, Thomas Cooper and Peter 
Hunt, "were Deposed to this Inventory the 18 th of ffebruary 
1663 before mee Thomas Willett " 

"This Dvision of the estate .... was approved of and 
established by the Court held att Plymouth the 3 of march 1663 
Attested V me Nathaniel Morton Clarke of the said Court ; " 

"This above written Inventory .... was exhibited to the 
Court held att Plymouth the 3 th of March 1663 and Deposed 
unto by Joanna Abell Widdow ; " 

(To be continued} 



THE DIARY OF JABEZ FITCH, JR. 

( Continued from page 149) 

Januy 9 th 1760 I went to Capt: Brewster's Mill & bought 
some bords. 

Sund: y e 13 th I hear'd M r Wight from John 3 rd 36 th &c. 
after meeting there was a very Sudden change of y e weather it 
grew Extreem cold. 

ye r ^th Was y e meeting to Appoint Tavern's, Bro r Elisha 
was appointed as I am told 


















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ye j5th t was near Tim>' Clarks cross'd y e River on y e Ice &c. 

ye jyth j was j n company with M r Gore in y c great Swamp, 
he Shew'd me a Writ he had got against Oliver Grant of Ston- 
ington &c y e Evening following James Fitch & his wife Jn° 

Baley & Tho s Andrus came here Drink'd a little Cyder &c, 

y e 1 8 th I was at M r Gore's & got him to upset my Ax 

y e 19 th I hear'd of y e Death of Jos h Branch who Died of y e 
Small-pox last night, his Wife now Sick with y e same Distemper 
& three Children Expecting to have it 

Sunday y e 20 th I hear'd M 1 Wight from an old Subject. I 
also this Day hear'd somthing more of Allien's being Cast away 
with Jn° Wights Sloope Shloope on Fisher's Island & y e Vessel 
& Cargo lost, y e men all alive but much Froze, Paul Pride & 
Several other Norwich men were in her — — Michael Hewen 
& Han h Bill, James Elderkin & Martha Bliss Publish'd this Day 

y e 26 th John Clark Died 

Sunday y e 27 th I hear'd M r Wight from Zachariah 9 th 17 th 

y e 28 Was our Adjournal Society meeting, Abijah Fitch was 
very mad 

y e 29 th Bro r Pelatiah sent his Son to Norwich for Som Some 
Medisons for y e Frozen men at Fishers Isl d I went to Town & 
got them 

Sund: Feb r 3 rd I heard M 1 ' Wight from Hebrews 12 th I st 2 nd 
y e Sacrament was Administred &c 

y e 6 th Deac" Safford fetch 'd away old Aunt Hannah for 
Cap 4 Bishop 

Sunday y e 10 th I hear'd M r Wight from Isaiah 53 rd 11 th last 
night Died a child at y e Widdw Branches of y e Small-Pox. 

ye jjth 1 W ent with Bro r Elisha to Town & was all y e After- 
noon in Court, a cause was Tryed betwende Paul Pelt on & his 
bro r Avery. This Day I Toock y e Survayer's Oath. 

ye i^th was a Stormy Day 

y.e jgth t wen t to help Jos h Williams move his Barn 

y e 16 th Jacob Burnet & his Wife came here & Stay'd till 
Sunday Evening. 

ye jgth 1 wen t over to Elijah Lathrops & got ,£12 S11 d2 
of him & gave him a Note on Interest for y e Same. This Day 
I was up at Simon Brewsters at Preston 

y e 21 st I went to Chelcy & bought 60 Squairs of glass for 
S18 : 9 — This Day I hear'd of y e Death of Capt: Fitch of 
Windham who Died of y e Small pox • — I also Se J.os h Pride 
who came home Last night &c 

Sund: y e 24 th I Hear'd M r Wight from Mark 3 rd 5 th 

y e 26 th My Burth Day I went to Chelcy & Reckoned wit 



The Diary of Jabez Fitch, Jr. 241 

M r Breed — This Day I hear'd y l Josiah Corning is Sick of y e 
Pluricy. 

March I st M r Corning Died 

Sunday y e 2 nd I heard M r Wight contlude his last Sabath's 
Discorce, & after Meeting went to y e Funeral of M r Corning &c 

y e 4 th I went over to Doc r Perkins's paid him s2 : 7 for 
Doctering me Last Fall — Then Simon, Elisha & I went up 
to L* Bishop's where we found a company of young People & 
Spent Some time in y e Evening with them &c. 

y e 5 th I went to breakfast with Benj n Fitch j r Then I went 
up to M r Walden's where I se an old acquaintant, after Spend- 
ing Some time with him I cross'd Lovet's Bridg & went through 
y e woods up to Dan 11 Kirtland's then tock y e Road & went up 
to Elderkin's Bridg, then went toard Polepauge & at 1 oClock 
came to Bro : Rudd's — Old Uncle Rudd was very Sick & 
Sopos'd to be near his End, this afternoon I went with Bro 1 to 
Se him 

y e 6 th of March was a Publick Thanksgiving on ac* of our 
late Sucksess in War — This Day I heard M r Eles from Psalm 
124 th lSt 2 nd & 3 rd at Night I came home. 

ye 3th Was a Stormy Day of Snow I went to Town & paid 
Father's Country Rate which was ,£4-1-4 & mine £i~6 cal'd 
at Several plaices at y e Landing & then came home in y u Snow 

y e 13 th I went to y e Landing carried a coat to Arnold to 
alter, Agreed with Capt: Trap to bring me Some Brick from 
Boston 12/2 — Then went up to Town M r Adgate cut my hair 
&c — After y* I rid in company with with M r Kirtland. 

Sund: y e 16 th 1 hear'd M r Wight from Romans II th 26 th — 
Publish'd Christ 1 " Wickwire and Lydia Culver 

y e 18 th I help'd Raise Lieu 1 Tracy's Sawmill, in y e Evening 
I was at bro r Elisha's — This Day M 1 Benj n Brewster of 
Labanon came to Father's 

y e 20 th I was at a Society Meeting where there was Some 
folly Acted in Seating y e Meeting house — This Day I hear'd 
of y e Death M rs Milaner — Capt: Perkins came in from Sea &c 
, " y e 21 st I was at y e Landing where I Lit of Sister Rudd she 
came home with me &c 

y e 24 th I went to y e Landing & got a Coat y* I had Alter'd 

ye 2 £th -p^e Night following I watch'd with young Obad h 
Goer — This night I Read something of y e Cruelty of y e Rus- 
sian's against y e Prusian's &c — This Night Also I heard of y e 
Tarible fire in Boston which happen'd y e 20 th Ins 1 . 

Sund: y e 30 th I hear'd M r Wight from Psalm 5 th 7 th — The 
Sacrament was Administred &c 



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April y e I st I went to Jonathan Smith's at Preston & from 
there to y e Meeting" House where they Train d y l Day 

ye ^th j} ro r (3 orc ]i come home from Sea 

y e 5 th Aunt Haskel mov'd 

Sund: y e 6 Hear'd M r Wight from 2 nd Chorin: 6 th I st 

ye ^th vvas Freemans Meeting Esq r Huntingt" & M r Isaac 
Tracy was Chose Deputys — After meeting I Se a horse pais 
& then went with Benj n Fitch to Jeded: Perkins's (he was then 
very Sick with Plurisy) I watchd with him y i Night &c 

y e 9 th Is our Public Fast &c 

ye j jth i hear'd of Several Deaths in Town 

y e 14 th Jn° Prentis moved to Haskill's 

y e 18 th Sister Rudd was at Fathers &c. 

Sund: y e 27 th I heard M 1 Wight Colos s 3 rd 3 rd 

May I st I began to frame 

Sund: y a 4 I heard M r Wight from Jeremiah 8 th 20 th 

ye 5th was our Training at Ens n Johnsons, he gave y e Comp: 
a very good Treat y i Day &c 

ye gth 1 was a t Benj a Fitchs This Day I was also at y e Lands 
& Setle'd with Cap 4 Trap for my brick — I also bought a Bible 
& Sundry other Articles at Capt: Bills 

y e 12 th I brought home a Lode of Brick from y e Landing y s 
Day Bro r Pelatiah came up from Groton had a Jaw with Deac* 
Mix &c 

y e 17 th I brought home y e Last of my brick 

Sund: y e 18 th I hear'd M r Wight from Jonah 2 nd 8 th 

y e 19 th Was our Training at Serj fc Cook's &c. 



y" 24 ul I finish'd Toping out my Chimny 



Sund: y e 



25 th I heard M r Wight from his I^st Sabath's 



Subject 



&c 



ye 26 th we work'd at high ways 

y e 27 th Capt: Giddings was here Set a price on our Houses 

ye ^jst Father contluded to Exchang houses with me 
Sund: y e I st of June I hear'd M r Wight from Acts 13 th 36 th 

June I st 1760 

( To be continued) 



Plymouth Colony Deeds 243 



PLYMOUTH COLONY DEEDS 

[Continued from page 186) 

[Samuel Ryder, Jr., and Robert Ransom*] 

[p. 56] 1660: Prence Gov 1 : 

The 20 th of March 1660: 

Memorandum That Samuell Ryder Juni r of the Towne of 
Plymouth in New England Cooper ; Doth acknowlidge That for 
and in Consideration of a vail liable sume to him in hand payed 
by Robert Ransome of the Towne aforsaid in the Jurisdiction 
of Plymouth in New England in America planter wherwith hee 
the said Samuell Ryder is sufficiently Satisfyed Contented and 
fully payed hee hath freely and absolutely bargained allianated 
and sould enfeofed and Confeirmed ; and by these p r sents Doth 
bargaine sell enfeofe and Confeirme unto the said Robert Ran- 
some ; all that his pcell of land, lying att Mannomett ponds in 
the Township of Plymouth aforsaid Neare Thomas Clarkes far me 
Containeing twenty and five acrees of upland Ranging .betwixt 
a smale brooke on the souththerly side therof and the pond att 
the said farme Riming in the lower end therof betwixt the 
said pond and brooke and abuting in the lower end towards 
the sea ; and upon the said pond and soe extending it selfe up 
into the woods; as alsoe one acree of meddow ; lying att a 
meddow Called Littles meddow ; To have and to hold the said 
twenty five acrees of upland soe bounded as aforsaid with all 
and singulare the woods waters Timbers and all other appur- 
tenances therunto belonging with the acree of meddow att 
Littles meddow ; To him the said Robert Ransome to him and 
his heires and assign es for ever ; The said p r mises with all and 
singulare the appurtenances belonging therunto ; with all the 
said Samuell Ryder his Right title and enterest of and into 
the same or any pte or pcell therof to appertaine unto the onely 
proper use and behoof e of him the said Robert Ransome hee 
his heires and assignes for ever ; and alsoe the said Samuel 
Ryder Doth by these p r sents Resigne up unto the said Robert 
Ransom all the Right hee hath or ever had in the house hee 
now liveth in att or neare Thomas Clarkes farme aforsaid 

*An exhaustive abstract of this deed and the accompanying depositions was 
printed in our eleventh volume, page 171, with other Ryder notes. 



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The 15 th of October 1661 

Nathaniell Warren aged thirty seaven yeares or therabouts 
being Deposed saith that hee was Desired by Sarnuell Ryder 
to goe to the house of Thomas Morton ; somtime about the 
begining of Aprill last past before the Date heerof ; To talke 
with Robert Ransome about some land hee had sold him att 
Mannomett ponds ; and after some Debate about it ; The said 
Robert Ransome Did Release the said land unto the said 
Sarnuell Ryder againe; on Condition that the said Sarnuell 
Ryder should pay the sume of three pounds and ten shillings 
to mee the said Nathaniell Warren for him the said Robert 
Ransome ; and further saith not ; 

The oath of Nathaniell Warren taken before mee Thomas 
Southworth Assistant the Day & yeare abovewritten 

The 1.5 of October 1661 : Willarn Clarke aged twenty seaven 
yeares or therabouts ; being Deposed ; saith That hee was 
Desired by Sarnuell Ryder to goe to the house of Thomas 
Morton some time about the begining of Aprill last past before 
the Date heerof ; to talke with Robert Ransome about some land 
hee had sold him att Mannomett ponds and after some Debate 
about it ; the said Robert Ransome Did Release the said land 
unto the said Sarnuell Ryder againe ; on Condition the said 
Sarnuell Ryder should paye the sume of three pounds and ten 
shillings to Nathaniell Warren ; & further saith not ; The oath 
of Willam Clarke taken before mee Thomas Southworth assist- 
ant the day & yeare before written ; 



[Ralph Earle to Robert Hazard] 

[p. 57] 1660 Prence Gov r : 

A Deed appointed to bee Recorded 

To All people to vvhome these p r sents shall Come Ralph 
Earle of the Tovvne of Portsmouth on Road Hand in the Juris- 
diction of Providence plantatition in New England in America 
sendeth greet &c 

Know yea that I the said Ralph Earle Doe acknowlidge 
that for and in Consideration of a vail liable sume to mee in hand 
payed by Robert hazard of the towne of Portsmouth of Road 
Iland in the Jurisdiction of Providence Plantation in New England 
in America wherwith I the said Ralph Earle Doe acknowlidg 
my relfe satisfyed Contented and fully payed ; and by these 
p r sents Doe exownarate acquite and Discharge the said Robert 
hazard ; hee his heires exequitors Adminnestrators and Assignes 



Plymouth Colony Deeds 245 

for ever by these p r sents have freely and absolutely bargained 
alianated and sould enfeofed and Confeirmed and by these 
p r sents Doe bargaine sell enfeofe and Confeirme with the 
Consent of Dorcas my wife ; from mee the said Ralph Earle 
and my heires to him the said Robert hazard and his heires 
and assignes for ever ; my Quarter share lott and portion of 
land which is the quarter part of one share that belongeth to 
thirty foure ; which thirty foure is where the first purchasers 
of the land Comonly Called by the Indian Names of Cushena 
and Acoaksett in the Jurisdiction of New Plymouth in New 
England with all and singulare the Appurtenances therunto 
belonging to him and his heires for ever ; To have and to hold 
all that my quarter pte or portion of land lying and being att 
the the places for mencioned ; with all and singulare the woods 
[p. 58] woods waters meddowes and all other appurtenances 
privilidges and emunities therunto belonging ; unto the said 
Robert hazard hee his heires and assignes for ever ; To bee 
holden as of the mannor of East greenwich in the Countey 
of Kent in ffree and Comon Sockage and not in Capite nor 
by Knights service by the Rents and services therby Due and 
of Right accostomed The said p r mises with all and singulare 
the appurtenances belonging therunto or to any pte or pcell 
therof with all my said Right title and enterest of and into the 
same or unto any pte or pcell therof ; to belong and appertaine 
unto the onely proper use and behoof of him the said Robert 
hazard hee his heires and assignes for ever In Witnes wherof 
I the said Ralph Earle have heerunto sett my hand and Seale 
this sixteenth of December 1659 

Signed Sealed and Delivered Ralph Earle 

in the p r sence of his ™rke And a seale 

Thomas Browning Dorcas Earle ; 

his marke 

Thomas Cornwell 
John Cornwell 

[Samuel Hickes to Margaret Hickes] 

[p. 59] 1661 Prence Gov : 

A writing appointed to bee Recorded 
Bee it Knowne unto all men by these p r sents That I Samuell 
hickes now Dwelling in New Plymouth being possesed of the 
whole estate of my Brother Ephraim hickes Deceased ; Doe 
bind my selfe and my heires my Exequitors adminnestrators 
and assignes to pay unto my aged and much honored mother 
Margarett hickes or her assignes ; the sume of fifteen pounds 


















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in manor and forme as followeth ; five pound a yeare in wheat 
and Rye of each alike; The first payment to bee the yeare 
ensueing the Date heerof in the month of November ; the next 
payment to bee that time twelve month in the same month ; and 
the third payment the next yeare in the same month ; and 
furthermore I Doe bind my selfe my heires exequitors and 
assignes that neither I nor they shall heerafter trouble or mollest 
my aged mother her heires exequitors or assignes about the 
estate above mencioned In witnes heerof ; I sett to my hand ;• 
March the first Ann 1650 

Witnes Samuell hickes 

Thomas Cushman 
Mannasses Kemton 

his marke 






[John Browne to Thomas Willett] 

[p. 60] 1 66 1 Prence Gov r : 

A Deed Appointed to bee Recorded 
Know all men that I John Browne of Wanamoysett in the 
Jurisdiction of Plymouth ; for Divers good Causes and valluable 
Consideration mee therunto moveing have bargained and sould 
unto Thomas Willett of the same place fourscore Acrees of land 
Scittuate and being neare unto a place Called Annawamscott 
and Comonly Called and knowne by the Name of m r Prence his 
great lott ; To have and to hold the said fourscore acrees of land 
unto the aforsaid Thomas Willett his heires or assignes for ever ; 
In Witnes wherof I have heerunto sett my hand and Scale this 
first Day of January and in the yeare 1660 : 
Signed Sealed and Delivered W me John Browne 

in the p r sence of and A scale 

Thomas Smith 
John ffich 

[Thomas Willett to John Browne] 

A Deed appointed to bee Recorded 
Know all men that I Thomas Willett of Wanamoysett in the 
Jurisdiction of Plymouth for Divers good Causes and valluable 
Consideration mee therunto moveing have bargained and sould 
unto my father in law John Browne of the same place Threescore 
and fifteen Acrees lying att Wanamoysett aforsaid and bounded 
all alonge the North side by the Coraun ffence appertaining to 
the towne of Rehoboth and on the west end and the south side 
by Certaine Tractes of land belonging to the said John Browne ; 
To have and to hold the said Threescore and fifteen Acrees of 






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Washburn Notes 247 

land ; unto the aforsaid John Browne his heires or assignes for 

ever In witnes wherof I have heerunto sett my hand Seale The 

first Day of January and in the yeare j66o: 

Signed Sealed and Delivered Thomas Willett 

in the p r sence of And A seale 

Thomas Smith 

John ffich 

( To be continued) 



WASHBURN NOTES 

By George Ernest Bowman 

The data which I have been collecting for "The Mayflower- 
Genealogies ", during the last eighteen years, from the original 
records of Plymouth Colony, of Plymouth County, of Bristol 
County, and from town, church, cemetery and other contemporary 
records, long since proved that the printed accounts of the Wash- 
burn family of Duxbury, Bridgewater and Plymouth were very 
incomplete and inaccurate, and I have spent a great deal of time 
in the effort to supply the omissions and correct the errors. 

The results already obtained will be a great surprise to 
the descendants of John and Elizabeth (Mitchell) Washburn of 
Bridgewater, and to the descendants of John and Lydia (Billing- 
ton) Washburn of Plymouth. 

John Washburn of Bridgewater had two wives. Me married, 
in 1645, Elizabeth Mitchell* 3 [Jane 2 Cooke, Francis 1 ). He married, 

second, between 1684 and 1686, Elizabeth ( ) Packard, 

widow of Samuel 1 Packard of Bridgewater. As all of John's 
children were by the first wife, the discovery of a second wife 
does not affect any claim of descent from Francis 1 Cooke of 
the Mayflower. 

John Washburn of Plymouth, who married Lydia 4 Billington 
(Isaac 2 , Francis 11 ! , John 1 ) :) was the nephew of the preceding John, 
and was the son of Philip Washburn of Duxbury and Bridgewater, 
formerly supposed to have left no children. The other children 
of Philip were Margery Washburn who married Josiah Leonard 
in 1699, Mary Washburn who married Daniel Pratt in 1706, and 
Elizabeth Washburn who married Joseph Amory before 1702. 
The mother of these four children was Elizabeth 2 Irish (John 1 ) of 
Duxbury, who died before her husband. 

The evidence which establishes the correctness of the fore- 



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going statements is too voluminous to print at one time, therefore 
the will of John Washburn of Bridgewater, a deed from his widow, 

Elizabeth ( ) (Packard) Washburn, and two deeds by his 

heirs are here presented; and the will of Samuel 1 Packard will 
be found elsewhere in this issue. 

Other serious errors which have been discovered in the 
printed statements about this family will be taken up later. 



[John Washburn's Will — 1686] 

[Plym. Co. Prob. Reds., I : 84] "John Washbourne sen 1 of 
Bridgwater" made his will 30 October, 1686, and signed it by 
a mark. Bequests were as follows : 

"to my Wife Elizabeth Washbourne one Bed one Boulster 
one Pillow two pair of sheets one Blanket one Coverlet two 
chests Six bushels of Indian Corne one bushell of Barley, 
ffarther with Respect to money which was my wives part whereof 
I have already laid out for her we are agreed that I should 
Returne to her two pounds and ten shillings which I have already 
done." 

"to my Son John fourscore acres of upland in the place 
where he hath already Built and what shall be found wanting of 
the fourscore acres in the said place shall be made up to him on 
the Easterly side of my Land next the South Brooke more I 
Give to him a lot of meadow in Cousters Kitchen lying betwene 
the lots of Samuel and james : more two Lots of meadow Lying 
in the Great Meadow above the Great Island more I Give to him 
a whole purchase Right in the undivided lands . ffurther my will 
is that my Son John take Care of my Brother Phillip to provide 
for him and on that Consideration I farther Give to my Son John 
half a purchase Right in my undivided lands and half a fifty acre 
lot not Yet laid out ffurther I Give to him the Improvement of 
a Lot of meadow in the Great meadow Lying next to John Ames 
during my Brothers Life and after my Brothers Decease the one 
half of the lot Shall be to my son James . and my Son John shall 
Enjoy the other half 

"To my son Thomas I have already Given twenty acres of 
upland which he hath Exchanged for land where he hath built 
more I have Given him a Lot of meadow in Cousters Kitchen 
lying on the outside Northerly. I have also Given him half a 
purchase Right in the undivided lands of all which Lands I have 
formerly Given him Deed : 

<< To my Son Joseph I have Given twenty acres of Land lying 
at Satucket pond and a lot of meadow lying at Black Brooke I 



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have otherwise Done for him according to my abillity And my 
will is that he there w th Rest Contented. 

" To my Son Samuel I Give thirty five acres of land in the 
place where he hath already Built and a Lot at Quatitequat joyn- 
ing to his Great lot there . more I Give half a purchase Right in 
the Undivided Lands. Also a lot of meadow Lying up poore 
meadow River And joyning to his own lot there more a lot of 
meadow in Cousters Kitchen lying on the outside Southerly, 
ffarther I Give to him thirty acres of Land joyning to his Land 
where he hath built And also a Steere Calf. 

"To my son Jonathan I Give fifty acres of Land Lying on 
the outside of my land next the South Brooke and if he Should 
Come to Settle upon it within the Space of two years after the 
date of this my Will he Shall Enjoy it as his own otherwise my 
sons John Samuel Benjamin and James Shall Enjoy the Land 
being Equally Divided betweene them Each of them paying to 
my son Jonathan fifty Shillings in Comon pay more I Give to my 
son Jonathan a lot of meadow lying in the Great meadow joyning 
to a lot of Goodman Turners. Also half a purchase Right in the 
undivided lands. 

"To my Son Benjamin I Give fifty acres of Land which 
formerly was my fathers lot Also a lot of meadow lying up 
Satucket River and joyning to a lot of Samuel Wadsworths and 
half a purchase Right in the undivided lands . also two young 
Steeres a yong horse a Cow a Bed an an jron pot. 

"To my Younger Son James when he Shall Come to age I 
Give the land which lyeth between my Son John and my Son 
Benjamin butting on the River and Riming in length till it meet 
with the Butt of my son Samuels Land with my dwelling .house 
and all out housing thereunto belonging also a lot of meadow in 
Cousters Kitchen joyning to a lot of Benjamin Willis and half a 
purchase Right in the undivided lands. 

" a fifty acre lot lying near Bear Swamp I Giv r e to my two 
Sons John and Samuel to be Equally divided between them 

" A lot of meadow lying in the mouth of Black Brooke I Give 
to my three sons Samuel Jonathan and Benjamin to be Equally 
divided between them : 

"to my Daughter Mary I Give ten acres of Land to be laid 
out : and one Cow. 

" To my daughter Elizabeth I Give y e mare which they have 
in keeping and ten acres of Land already layd out to my Son in 
Law her husband 

"To my two daughters Mary and Elizabeth I Give twenty 
acres of land Lying Down the Town River on the northerly side 
and joyning to the lands of William Brett to be Equally Divide 



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"To my daughter Jane I Give twenty acres of land lying 
down Satucket River on the Easterly Side and joyning to the 
lands of Samuel Allen : further I give to her one Cow one heiffer 
a bed and an iron pot : 

"To my daughter Sarah I Give twenty acres of land 'joyning 
to my Son Samuels land near his house 

" ffurther all my Right and Interest in the lands Called the 
Majors purchase or in any other Lands without the four mile my 
Will is that it shall be Equally Divided between my sons John 
Thomas Samuel Jonathan Benjamin and james. 

" My two old oxen I leave in the hands of my two sons John 
and Samuel to be sold when fit for sale and four pounds of the 
money to be Disposed of for my Son Benjamin toward his 
building. 

"I leave on the Land which I Intend to my son James : one 
horse two oxen one bull two Cows with all the ffurniture for 
husbandry to be Improved for the ben i fit of my two yonger 
Children James and Sarah and my will is that when these Children 
Come to age the principle be Divided betweene them. By prin- 
ciple I Intend the horse oxen and other Cattell with the tooles 
and ffurniture afore mentioned. 

"ffor my Trustees and overseers I Do nominate my kind 
ffriend m r John Thomson of Middleborough and my Brother 
Edward Mitchel I do nominate and ordaine my two sons John 
and Samuel Executors " 

The witnesses were Thomas May ward and Joseph Alden. 

"This Instrument being Exhibited unto the Inferior Court 
of Common Pleas held at Plimouth " on 8 June, 1687, <k ity John 
Washbourne there in named Executor. Thomas Mayward and 
Joseph Alden the witnesses above named Personally appearing 
made oath before the Said Court that the Testator John Wash- 
bourne Deceased in their presence Did signe seal and declare this 
Instrument to be his last Will and Testament and that he then 
was of a Disposing mind and understanding to the best of their 
judgments. 

Attests Nathaniel Thomas Clerk " 
" Memorandum. 

That John Ames Sen r of Bridgwater appeared before the 
Inferior Court of Comon pleas held at Plimouth Sep 1 14 th 1687 
and made oath that he was Present with the other witnesses 
within named heard the within named John Washbourne Deceased 
Declare this Instrument to which his hand and Seal is put to be 
his last Will & Testament and that he then was of a disposing 
mind and understanding to the best of his judgment 

Nathaniel Thomas Cler " 



Washburn Notes 2 5 1 

[1 : 86] "An Inventory of the Goods and Chattels of John 
Washburne of the Town of Bridgwater deceased y e 12 th day of 
November 1686 .... Taken by us y e 19 th day of november 1686 
.... John ffield John Leonard" The total value was ,£142, 8s. 
No real estate is mentioned. 

[Elizabeth", Washburn to Sam James — 1694] 

[Plym. Co. Deeds, 10 : 1 : 333] " Elizabeth Washburn Widow 
of the Town of Bridgewater " for ^5 current money "paid unto 
me by an Indian known by the name of Sam James of s d Bridge- 
water " sold to him " All that my twenty acre Lot of Land being 
Situate within the Confines of s d Bridgewater and at a Place 
called & known by the name of Setucket Pond and being about 
Fourty Poles in breadth and about eighty Poles in Length & on 
the Southern Side of said Pond It being the Sixth Lot from 
Pimkin Bridge of that Division of twenty acre Lots & lying 
between the Land of m r James Keith and the Land of Thomas 
Hayward Sen r .... and I s d Elizabeth Washburn .... Covenant 
. . . . y l I at the time of making over & Passing away the s d 
Land .... Stood truly & lawfully Seized & Possessed with the 
Same .... by vertue of my first Husband viz : Samuel Packard 
his Will" 

The deed was dated 27 October, 1694, and signed by a mark, 
and was acknowledged the same day before Thomas Hayward, 
Justice of the Peace. It was witnessed by Samuel Packard, 
Thomas Washburn and Edward Lobes, and was recorded 22 
October, 17 13. 

[Washburn et al. to Washburn — 1694] 

[Plym. Co. Deeds, 14 : 267] " Know all men by these Presents 
that We John Washburne Thomas Washburne Joseph Washburne 
Jonathan Washburne James Washburne Edward Seely Samuel 
Kingsley William Orcutt Sarah Washburne all Inhabitants of 
the Town of Bridgewater in y e County of New Plymouth in New 
'England, Have Given Granted & by these Presents do Give Grant 
Bargain Sell Enfeoffe Confirm & forever Make over Twenty five 
acres of Land be it more or less whereof We are the true Owners 
& rightfull Proprietors unto Samuel Washburne Inhabitant in s d 
Town of Bridgewater, Which s d Twenty five acres is Situate 
lying & being in s d Town of Bridgewater near to a Place known 
by y e Name of South Brook lying on the head of s d Jonathan & 
James Washburne's Lands where their Houses stands ; it being 
a Parcell of Land left unwilled by our Father & ffather in law 
John Washburne Deceased, Bounded at foot by a heap of Stones 






























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& at head by a red oak tree marked. In Consideration whereof 
We said John John Washburne Thomas Washburne Joseph 
Washburne Jonathan Washburne James Washburne Edward 
Seely Samuel Kinsley William orcutt Sarah Washburne have in 
hand Recieved in full Satisfaction for s d Twenty five acres fourty 
four Shillings in money & by these Presents do fully freely abso- 
lutely Bargain Sell Enfeoffe Confirm & forever make over y e 
afores d Twenty five acres of Land With all y e Claim Title Interest 
that doth or may Appear belonging to Us our Heirs Exec rs or 
Admin rs unto s d Samuel Washburne he his Heirs Exec rs & assigns, 
Together with all y e Benefits Priviledges & appur ces thereunto 
belonging. To Have & to Hold to Use Occupy & peaceably to 
Enjoy as his and their Right forever, Without any Claim Title 
Interest or Molestation to be made to any Part or Parcell thereof 
by Us or any of Us our Heirs Exec™ or Admin™ or any other 
Person or Persons whatsoever from by or under Us or any of Us 
aboves d In Witness to all y e aboves d Premisses We have Set to 
our hands & Seals this Tenth of September, One thousand Six 
hundred Ninety four " 

The deed was signed by John Washburne, Thomas Wash- 
burne, James Washburne (by a mark), Jonathan Washburne, 
Edward Seely, Samuel Kinsley, William Orcutt (by a mark), 
Sarah Washburne (by a mark), and Joseph Washburne (by a 
mark) . 

It was acknowledged, 10 September, 1694, by John Wash- 
burne, Thomas Washburne, Jonathan Washburne, James Wash- 
burne, Edward Seely, Samuel Kinsley, William Orcutt, and 
Sarah Washburne, before Thomas Hayward, Justice of the Peace. 

It was acknowledged, 14 May, 1695, by Joseph Washburne, 
before Thomas Hayward, Justice of the Peace. 

The witnesses were Jonathan Hayward, James Keith, Jr., 
and Samuel Allen, Sr. 

The deed was not recorded until 26 April, 1720. 



[Heirs of John Washburn to John Rogers — 1700] 

[Bristol Co. Deeds, 4 : 83] " John washborn Thomas Wash- 
born Joseph washborn Samuel Washborn Jonathan washborn 
James washborn Samuel Kingsley and his wif Mary. Elizabeth 
widow John Ames & Sarah his wife of the Town of Bridgwater 
.... Know Yee that we the said John washborn Thomas Wash- 
born Joseph washborn Samuel washborn Jonathan washborn 
James Washborn Samuel Kinsley & Mary his wife Elizabeth Sele 
and John Ames and Sarah his wife heires of John washborn of 
said Bridgwater lately Dec d " for .£41 lawful money, sold to 



Samuel 1 Packard's Will 253 

"John Rogers of the Town of Boston .... Marchant .... one 
whole Share or Portion of land granted unto John Washborn as 
an Ancient Servant, At Saconet or Elsewhere as may Appear by 
the Records of the Court of Plimouth bearing Date June 1662 
with all & singuler the priviledges & Appurtenances to the same 
grant belonging " 

The deed was dated 1 April, 1700, and was signed by John 
Washborn, Thomas Washborn, Joseph Washborn, Samuel Wash- 
born, Jonathan Washborn, James Washborn, Samuel Kingsley, 
Mary Kingsley (by a mark), " Eliza. Sele widow " (by a mark), 
" John Ames Jun r ", Sarah Ames (by a mark). The witnesses were 
Nathaniel Willis, who signed by a mark, and Elihu Brett, Jr. 
The deed was acknowledged by all the grantors on 15 April, 
1702, and was recorded 8 March, 1702/3. 

( 7b be continued) 



SAMUEL 1 PACKARD'S WILL 

By George Ernest Bowman 

Samuel 1 Packard of Bridgewater made his will 29 October, 
1684, and he died 7 November, 1684, according to a statement 
made by the appraisers of his estate. The will and inventory 
were recorded in the Plymouth Colony Wills and Inventories, 
IV : II : 96 et seq. 

An exhaustive abstract of the will is printed at this time be- 
cause of the close connection between the Packard and Wash- 
burn families of Bridgewater. 

Samuel 1 Packard's daughter Deborah 2 Packard married Sam- 
uel Washburn 4 {Elizabeth Mitchell 3 , Jane' 1 Cooke, Francis 1 ), and 
her sister Deliverance 2 Packard married Thomas Washburn 4 
{Elizabeth Mitchell 3 , Jane 1 Cooke, Francis 1 ), two Packard sisters 
' marrying two Washburn brothers. 

Another connection of the two families, one not heretofore 
noticed, arose through the marriage of Elizabeth, widow of 
Samuel 1 Packard, to John Washburn, the father of Samuel and 
Thomas. 

Some years ago I discovered that the widow Elizabeth ( ) 

Packard had married a Washburn before 27 October, 1694, and 
it was not difficult to show that this second husband must have 
been either John Washburn or his brother Philip. The evidence 
on which was based the conclusion that Elizabeth, the widow of 





















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Samuel 1 Packard, became the second wife of John Washburn, 
and that his brother Philip Washburn married Elizabeth? Irish 
{John 1 ), will be presented in the "Washburn Notes" begun in 
this issue. 

A careful abstract of Samuel 1 Packard's will follows. 



[Samuel 1 Packard's Will] 

[4:2:96] On 29 October, 1684, ".Samuel! Packer seni r of 
Bridgwater .... yeoman " made his will. Bequests were as 
follows : 

"unto my loveing wiff Elizabeth all that my farm in the 
said Towne of Bridgwater which I now Dwell upon Containing " 
36 acres " with all the houses Lands and Meddowes belonging 
to the said farme, During the tearm of her Naturall Life ; " also 
" all my Share of Meddow Lying att a place in Bridgwater 
Called Bulls hole " for life ; " and alsoe all my goods and Cat- 
ties " for life ; also ^,40 in money for life. 

"unto Samuell Packer my eldest son" 64 acres of land in 

Bridgewater "which his Dwelling house Now stands upon 

buting upon West meddow brook on the east side of the said 
brooke and Riming east & west"; also 25 acres of land in 
Bridgewater "which is not yett Layed out " ; also "one Lott of 
Meddow" in Bridgewater " in the West meddow on the south 
east syde of ... . the west meddow Brooke"; also "one Lott 
of Meddow " in Bridgewater " in the Great Meddow on the 
North east side of the pond Joyning to the pond " 

" unto my son Zacheus Packer .... the house wherin hee 
my said son Zacheus Packer Dwelleth in with the Land ther- 
unto belonging which is " 24 acres lying in Bridgewater; also 
"my Lott of Meddow" in Bridgewater "in the west meddow 
on the Norwest syde of the brooke " ; also " a Lott of "50 acres 
in Bridgewater " by the Bay Path bounded on the south side by 
Marke Laythorpes Land"; also "one Lott of Meddow" in 
Bridgewater " in the Great meddow on the southeast side of the 
River " 

"unto my. son John Packer" 70 acres in Bridgewater "on 
the Eastward side of the River ; alsoe .... one lott of Meddow 
in a Meddow Called Poor Meddow Lying in the said Bridgwater, 
alsoe .... all my lott of Land att Teticut ; " 

" unto my son Nathaniel Packer .... two third p r tes of my 
aforsaid farm lying in Bridgwater which I Now Dwell upon 
Containing" 36 acres of land more or less "That is to say of 












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Samuel 1 Packard's Will 255 

all the houses Lands and Meddowes belonging to the said farme, 
to enter upon it emediately after the Decease of my said wife ; " 

"The other third p r te of my said farme that I Dwell Now 
upon in the said Towne of Bridgwater ; That is to say one third 
p r te of the houses Land and meddowes belonging to the said 
farme I give & bequeath unto my Grand Child Israeli Agur and 
to his heires .... hee or they to enter upon it Imediately after 
the Decease of my said wife ; " 

" unto my said son Nathaniel! : Packer .... the one halfe 
of my lott of" 50 acres in Bridgewater lying "Next to Joseph 
Bassetts lott Neare to the Pond ; alsoe I Give .... unto my 
said Grand Child Israeli Augur and to his heires ..... the other 
halfe of the said Lott of fifty aerees of land ; to be equally 
Devided between the said Nathaniel Packer My son and the 
said Israeli Augur ; they and both of them to enter upon it 
Imediately after my Decease ; " 

"unto my said son Nathaniel Packer and To his .heires and 
assignes for ever the one halfe of my Share of meddow in Bridg- 
water lying there att a place Called Bulls hole ; hee or they to 
enter upon it after the Decease of my said wife ; alsoe I give 
and bequeath unto my Grand [p. 9^] Child Issraell Augur and 
to his heires and assignes for ever, the other halfe of my said 
Share of meddow lying att Said bulls hole, hee or they, to enter 
upon itt after the Decease of my said wife ; " 

" I Give and bequeath unto the said Elizabeth Packer my 
wife and to her heires and assignes for ever all my Lott Con- 
taining twenty Aerees of land lying and being in Bridgwater ; 
between the Land of m r James Keith on the one side and the 
Land of Joseph haward on the other side, buting upon the pond 
Called Satuckett pond ; " 

" unto my fouer sones (viz) Samuell Packer Zacheus Packer 
John Packer and Nathaniell Packer ; and to my Grandchild Iss- 
rael : Augur .... all my Right & title of Comons and Comon- 
age which I Now have in the Townshipp of Bridgwater to be 
equally Devided betwixt them them five excepting som p r ticular 
p r sells of land alreddy Given by will and are not yett Layed out 
and alsoe my will is that my five Daughters Mary Phillips the 
wife of Richard Phillips and hannah Randall The wife of Tho: 
Randall Jaell Smith the wife of John Smith and Daborah Wash- 
burn the wife of Samuell Washburn and Deliverance Washburn 
The wife of Thomas Washburn with my Grand Child Deliver- 
ance Augur shall have equally Devided amongst them six all 
what mony or Chatties shalbe left after the Decease of my said 
wife Elizabeth Packer ; alsoe my will is That as Concerning my 
Daghter Jaell Smith the wife of John Smith that the p r te of the 



256 Sa?nuel ] Packard's Will 

Mony and Chatties above Named that shalbe Due to my said 
Daughter Jaell after the Decease of my said wife Elizabeth 
Packer shall not be Delivered to the said John Smith ; but 
shalbe Desposed of to my said Daughter Jaell for her Comfort 
by the executors of my said Will ; alsoe my will is that my 
Grand Child Deliverance Augur shall have a heifer ; when shee 
my said Grandchild is of age ; and alsoe I Give unto my Grand- 
child Deliverance Augur one bed ; with such furniture to it as 
is now in the house ; I Doe mean a feather bed after the Decease 
of My said wife, Elizabeth Packer " 

" my said son Nathaniel : Packer shall pay unto my Execu- 
tors heerafter mentioned " £10 in money "when bee .... shall 
Come to Injoy his p r te of the farme that I have before men- 
tioned and Given him in this My will " 

" to my two Grandchildren Samuell Packer, and Daniell 
Packer the son of my son Samuell Packer ten shillings apeece 
in Mony ; " 

"to my Grandchild Issraell Packer; the son of my son 
Zacheus Packer : ten shillings in Mony " 

" to my Grandchild Caleb Phillipes the son of Caleb Phillipes 
ten shillings in Mony " 

"To my Daughter Deliverance the the wife of Thomas 
Washburn ten acres of land" in Bridgewater, "which said ten 
acrees is agreed on by the Towne ; to lay it Conveniently to 
the Lott not yett layed out " 

" my beloved wife Elizabeth Packer and my son Samuell 
Packer ; to be Joynt executors " 

[p. 98] " I Desire that m r James Keith and William Brett 
should be overseers to this my last will " 

The will was signed by a mark and witnessed by John Field, 
John Ames, Jr., and Shadrack Wilbore. John Field and John 
Ames, Jr., testified on 3 March, 1684/5, and at the same time 
" Declared upon the oath they had taken as abovewritten 
that the said Samuell Packer seni r Declared att the time hee 
signed and sealed this Will .... that hee Intented Thomas 
Washburne to be a Joynt executor of his Last will & Testament 
with the other two that in the said Will are Mensioned ; and 
accordingly are alowed of by the Court " 

[p. 99] "An Inventory of the estate of Samuall Packer of 
the Towne of Bridgwater Deceased the seaventh of November 
1684" No real estate is mentioned and the total is ^,133, 6s., 
6d. "A true and faire apprisall .... taken by us the eleventh 
of Novem : 1684 as witnesseth our hands Marke Laythorpe John 
ffeild " " Samuell Packer Junior made oath to this Inventory 
before the Court held att Plymouth " on 5 March, 1684/5. 



INDEX OF PERSONS 



Abell, , 239 

Joanna, 239 

Mary, 239 

Robert, 239 
Adams \ n . 
Adames f hranas > »* »38 

Isaac, 17 

John, 236 

Keziah, 1 14 

Lydia, 1 14 

Melzar, 216 

Richard, 125 

Ruth, 17 

Samuel, 1 14 

Adgate, , 241 

Alden ) 

Allden > Abigail, 85 

Aldtn ; 

Anna, 85 

Barnabas, 85 

Benjamin, 125 

Daniel, 85 

Ebenezer, 85, 86 

Ezra, 85 

Hannah, 85, 219 

John, 29, 193 

Joseph, 85, 219, 250 

Mary, 86 

Mehitable, 85 

Nathan, 85 

Sarah, 193 

Susanna, 85 

Zephaniah, 85 
Aldrich, Elizabeth, 88 

Henry, 88 

John, 88 

Josiah, 88 

Mary, 88 

Timothy, 88 

William, 88 
Alger ) _ 
Augur \ ' 47 

Alice, 47 

Deliverance, 255, 256 

Israel, 47, 255 

John, 47 

Joseph, 47 

Nathaniel, 47 

Patience, 47 

Thomas, 47 
Allen } 

Allin > , 240 

Allien ) 

Abigail, 196 



>'/ 



231 



252 



Allen, etc., cont'd 
Alice, 47 
Alpheus, 1 
Benjamin, 197 
Bethiah, 199 
Caleb, 28 
Catharine W., 
Ebenezer, 199 
Ephraim, 196, 
Eunice, 231 
George, 28, 60 
Hannah, iyy 
Hester, 28 
Jacob, 1 90 
James, 199 
Jemima, 196 
John, 231, 2^6 
Jonathan, 196 
Josiah, 196 
Martha, 47 
Mehitable, 197 
Nehemiah, 47 
Priscilla P., 1 
Rebecca, 7^ 
Rose, j8 
Samuel, 250, 
Sarah, 47 
William, 77 

Almony, Martha 

Ames / . . . 
A > Abrahar 

Aimes j 

Amos, 90 

Anne, 90 

Barnabas, 90 

Charity, 90 

Elizabeth, 90, . 

John, 200, 248, 

Keziah, 200 

Mary, yo 

Mehitable, 200 

Peace, 90 

Sarah, 90, 252, 

Silence, 90 

Susanna, 200 

Sylvanus, 200 

Thomas, 200 

William, 90 

Zephon, 201, 202 

Amory, Elizabeth, 247 
Joseph, 2.\7 

Andrew, indian, 147 

Andrews j 

Andrus \ 
Joseph, 64 



233 

90 



o 1, 20. 
250, 2 



219 



'53, ~5& 



?53 



Benjamin, 12, 83 



2 57 



153 



258 



Andrews, etc., cont'd 
Solomon, 12, 148 
Thomas, 240 
William, 159 

Antony, Joseph \V. 
Ruman, ] 5,5 
Thankful, 153 

Arey 1 

Auy > Eunice, 13 

AlRIJJ ) 

Experience, 55 
Joseph, 5.? 

Joshua, 53 

Mary, 5.5 

Oliver, 5 5 

Paul, 53 

Rebecca, 14 

Ruth, 53 

Samuel, 53 

Sylvanus, 72 

Thomas, 14, 53 

Zelotas, 53 

Arnold, — , 84, 24 1 

Edward, 124, T25 

Atkins ) , 
. > Anne, 52 

Atkens ) 

App.hia, 17 

Benjamin, 151 

Benjamin E., 151 

Bethiah, 149, 150 

David, 151 

Elisha, 151 

Elizabeth, 141 

Freeman, 153 

Henry, 27, 151 

Isaiah, 149 

James, 55 

John, 149 

John W., 151 

Joseph, 17, 19, 52 

Joshua, 149, 150 

Louisa, 153 

Lydia, 151 

Martha, 52, 149, 150 

Mary, 27, 55, 68 

Polly, 151 

Rebecca, 133, 153 

Reuben, 153 

Russell, 153 

Ruth, 131, 153 

Sally, 149, 153 

Sarah, 132 

Silas, 149, 150 

William A., 153 

Zaccheus, 153 

Atwood l Abigail 

Attwood J 

Apphia, 56 
Benjamin, 70 
Bethiah, 134 



Index of Pi 



j 



151 



153 



53, 22 7 



Atwood, etc., cont'd 

David, 14, 227 

Deborah, 70, 231 

Eldad, 70 

Elizabeth, 231 

Ephraim, 232 

Esther, 227 

Experience, 1 3 r 

Gideon, 16 

James, 74 

Jemima, 70 

Jesse, 74 

John, 1, 232 

Lydia, 70 

Margaret, 70 

Mary, 70, 2^2 

Med ad, 227 

Mehitable,' 74 

Mercy, 17, 74,. 227 

Molly, 16 

Nathan, 227 

N eh em i ah, 17 

Phebe, 227 

Rhoda, 1 

Sabra, 14 

Samuel, 131, 227 

Sarah, 70 

Simeon, 232 

Stephen, 227 

Thankful, 74, 131, 2^2 

Timothy, 2 52 

William, 232 
Avery, , 240 

Amos, 145 

Anna, 145 

Bacon, Daniel, 61, 62 

Ebenezer, 206 

Isaac, 70 

Keziali, 70 
Bailey \ 
Baley I 

Abel, 12 

John, 82, 83, 240 

Baker ) ^ 

> , 19 166 

Bacok ) ' J ' 

Abigail, 16 

Abijah, 19 

Benoni, 16, 19 

Deborah, 144, 145 

Ebenezer, 54, 55, 145 

Elizabeth, 208 

Francis, 29 

Hannah, 54, 55 

Isaac, 144 

Jeremiah, 177 

Joshua, 19 

Moses, 144 

Nicholas, 59 

Polly, 151 



10, 82, 148 



Index of Persons 



259 



Baker, etc., cont'd 




Barstow, cont'd 


Samuel, 29, 144, 1 


45 


Aurelia L., 67 


Sarah, 145 




Charles, 65 


Thankful, 145, 22 


8 


Dvvight, 65, 67 


Williman, 208 




Elizabeth, 66 


Ballard, Fear, 134 




Elizabeth H., 66 


Samuel, 134 




Hezekiah, 65-67 


? ANGS \ ,208 

Banges \ 




Jerusha B., 66 

Mary, 66 


Edward, 30, 177, 


207 


Olive, 65, 66 


John, 206 




Philura, 66 


Jonathan, 94, 177 




Rebecca, 67 


Joshua, 190 




Rebecca G., 67 


Phebe, 1 1 6 




Sophia, 66 


Sarah, 119 




Bartlett } 


Barden, Elinor, 219 




Bart let > , 39 


Jacob, 219 




B A rti.it ) 


Barn eb y, James, 138 




Abner, 21 1 


Barnes, Alice, 161, 1 


62 


Benjamin, 30., 1 to, 11 


Benjamin, 161 




Chloe, 39 


Bradford, 161 




David, 1 10 


Elizabeth, 213 




Ebenezer, 39, 124 


Experience, 161 




Elizabeth, 211 


Hannah, 162 




Elkanah, 1 10 


Isaac, 161, 162 




Ephraim, 160 


John, 26, 28, 162 




Francis, 212 


Jonathan, 213 




Hannah, 1 12, 1 13 


Josiah, 161 




Isaac, 160 


Lemuel, 44, 162 




Janus, 39, 41, 160 


Lydia, 26, 162 




Jane, 1 10, 163 


Mercy, 161 




Jerusha, 211,212 


Sarah, 161 




Jesse, 212 


William, 162 




Joanna, no 


Barrett / T , 
■n } James, 169 
Barret \ 




Jonathan, 41, 1 10 
Joseph, 110, 1 13, 124 


John, 169 




Joshua, J 60 


Joseph, 169 




Josiah, 1 13 


Martha, 169 




Lazarus, 160 


Mary, 169 




Lemuel, 163 


Sarah, 169 




Lucy, 4r 


Solomon, 169 




Lydia, 27, 213 


Stephen, 169 




Martha, 113, 211, 21. 


Barrows } 

Barrow es > , 24 

Barows ) 




Mary, 163, 211 




Mercy, no 




Phebe, 39 


Coombs, 1, 24, 2 j 


7, 221 


Rebecca, 39/160, 163 


Ebenezer, 217, 2 


18 


Robert, 27, 160, 214 


Fear, 218 


* 


Rufus, 163 


Francis, 1, 22^ 


' 


Samuel, 138 


Joseph, 1, 221 




Sarah, 41, 113, 214 


Mary, 1, 24, 217, 


218, 221 


Silvanus, 211, 212 


Mercy, r 




Sophia, 212 


Robert, 218 




Stephen, 163 


Ruth, 223 




Stevens, 112 


Samuel, 218 




Susanna, 160 


Sa.-ah, 217, 218 




Thankful, 41 


Silvantts, 223 




Thomas, 39, 113 


Thankful, 217 




Wait, 211 


Barst, John, 155 




William, 41, 163 


Barstow, Anne, 66 




Bascom, — — , 14 



13 






. 






26o 



Index of Persons 



15-17 

7 



Azuba, 1 5 
46 



46. 131. *95 



Bascom, cont'd 

Betty, 15 

J- 13, 16 

Jonathan, 

Rebecca, 

Sally, 17 

Tempy, 17 

Timothy, 17 

William, 18 
Bassett 
Basset 

Benjamin, 15, 

Bethiah, 46 

David, 197 

Deborah, 133 

Dorothy, 195 

Edee, 132 

Elizabeth, 28, 

Eunice, 134 

Hannah, 197 

Happy, 134 

Joanna, 133 

John, 197 

Jonathan, 197 

Joseph, 45, 46, 195, 197, 255 

Lydia, 46 

Mary, 45, 85, 134 

Mehi table, 46 

Nathan, 45, 134, 197 

Ruth, 45, 46, 197 

Sarah, 45, 46, 85, 195 

Seth, 46, 85 

Thankful, 46, 131 

Thomas, 134 

William, 45, 46, 
Bate ) 

Bates > Joanna, 24 
Beats ) 

James, 32 

Joseph, 24, 221 

Lydia, 1 1 1 

Mary, 221 

Sarah, 1 1 x 

Thomas, 1 1 1 
Baty, Gideon, 63 

Samuel, 176 
Baxter, . , 64 

Temperance, 64 

Thomas, 64 
Beadle, , 114 

Lydia, 114 

William, 1 14 
Beals, Galen T., 1 

Solomon, 1 

Susanna P., 1 
Bearse 
Berce 

George, 134 

Janne, 130 

Joanna, 133 



7 7 



Benjamin, 135 



Bearse, etc., cont'd 

Mercy, 134, 135 

Sarah, 135 

Simeon, 133 
Belcher, Amie, 86 

William, 83 
Ben net, , 122 

Deborah, 121 

Ebenezer, 2, 24, 122, 217, 221 

Esther, 24, 122, 217, 221 

Isaac, 2 17 

John, 121 

Joseph, 24 

Lydia, 221 

Mary, 217 

Nathan, 217 

Peter, 24 

Ruth, 2 

Thankful, 24 
Benson, Abigail L., 2 

Benjamin, 1 j.2 

Consider, 120 

Ebenezer, \22 

Elisha, \22 

Elizabeth, 122 

Gilbert M., 2 

Jacob, 122 

Jemima, 120 

Joanna, 122 

John, 120 

Keziah, 120 

Lucy A., 2 

Lydia, 120 

Manoah, 122 

Mercy, 122 

Patience, 120 

Samuel, 120 

Susanna, 1 22 

Thankful, 122 
Berry, , 34 

Jabez, 202 

Lemuel, 204 

Richard, 34 

Samuel, 34 

Bickfokd / ,-,,. . 

•r, > hhsha, 229 

Bigfut \ J 

Mary, 229 

BlCKNALL I . . . 

■n > Japhet, 124 

BlCKNAL J • ' * 

Bill, , 242 

Hannah, 240 
Billings, Abigail, 44 
Billington, Francis, 27, 247 

Isaac, 247 

John, 247 

Lydia, 247 

Rebecca, 27 
Bills, Thomas, 38 
Bird, Thomas, 62 
Bisbee, Abby II., 2 















I 






Index of Persons 



261 



Bisbee, cont'd 

Charles W., 2 

Crusa, 2 

Elizabeth R., 2 

Joseph, 2 

Mary, 2 

Bishop, , 11, 146, 147, 240, 241 

Bixbee } 

Bixbe > , 176 

Byxbee ; 

Joseph, 175 

Phebe, 175, 176 
Black mek, Betty, 40 

Branch, 39 

Experience, 40 

Jerusha, .40 

John, 39, 40 

Mercy, 40 

Sarah, 39, 40 

Susanna, 40 

Black well ) ... , . 
D > Michael, 28 

Blakwell ) 

Bliss, Martha, 240 

Bodeish ) 

j. 28 

BOATFISH ) 

B0NNEY j T , 

„ > Isaac, 125, 126 

BONEY J ' *' 

William, 125, 126 
Bonum, George, 30 
Boomer, G. Crocker, 2 

Mercy J., 2 

Ruth M., 2 
Bourne, Ezra, 28 

Melatiah, 176 
Bowly, Asa S., 151 

Freeman M., 151 

Jonathan, 151 

Oliver, 151 

Sarah, 151 
Bowman, George Ernest, 24, 25, 29, 
34. 3«, 45, 5A 58, 63, 76, 115. 
123, 128, 130, 136, 149, 186, 
189, 192, 247, 253 



Bradford, 

Abigail, 66 
Alice, 213 
Beulah, 66 
David, 66 
Ebenezcr, 66 
Edith, 65 
Gamaliel, 216 
Ira, 216 
James, 65, 66 
Jerusha, 65 
John, 66, 126 
Joseph, 66, 212 
Joshua, 66 
Josiah, 66 
Lewis, 216 
Lucy, 216 



216, 236, 238 



Bradford, cont'd 

Lydia, 66 

Mary, 65, 66, 212 

Mercy, 28 

Moses, 66 

Olive, 65, 66 

Priscilla, 216 

Thomas, 65 

William, 65, 66, 212, 213 
Braman, — < , 11 

James, 82 
Bramhall, Edmund, 44 

Joseph, 44 

Sarah, 44 

William, 44 
Branch, — — , 240 

Josli, 240 

Breed, , 10, 8r, 161, 241 

Brett ) ,-, ,, . , 

T) / Bethiah, 90 

Britt \ ' y 

Daniel, 90 

Deborah, 199 

Elihu, 253 

Ephraim, 90 

Hannah, 199 

Mary, 90 

Nathaniel, 199 

Rebecca, 199 

Sarah, 49 

Silence, 90 

Uriah, 199 

William, 60, 90, 249, 256 

Brewstf.r, — , 9, 11, 12, 82-84, 146, 

239 

Abel, 12 

Amos, 10, 11, 147 

Benjamin, 241 

Elijah, 82 

P'zra, 82, 146 

Joseph, 125 

Joshua, 124, 125 

Nathaniel, 124 

Patience, 116 

Seth, 124 

Simn, 12 

Simon, 147, 240 

Thomas, 215, 216 

William, 1 16, 124, 192 

Bricgs, Constant, 60 

Broadbrook, Beriah, 177 

Brown ) A , • -, 

.., > Abigail, 141 

Browne \ 

Anne, 67 

Bethiah, 57 

Elizabeth, 69 

John, 246, 247 

Martha, 57 

Mehitable, 53 

Robert, 138 

Ruth, 67 



262 



Index of Persons 



Brown, etc., cont'd 

Samuel, 57 

Sarah, 141 

Thankful, 144 

William, 67 
Browning, Thomas, 245 
Bryant, Abner, 2 

Abraham, 2 

Agatha, 219 

Ann, 220 

Benjamin, 2 

Elizabeth, 2 

Jane, 2 

Jesse, 2, 220 

Mercy, 2 

Micah, 2 

Sarah, 2 

Susanna, 220 
Buck, David, 130, 131 

Elizabeth, 170 

John, 170 

Jonathan, 135 

Mary, 135, 170 

Matthew, 170 

Nemme, 131 

Ruhamah, 130 

Tabitha, 170 

Thomas, 170 
Bump ) 

Bumpp > Charlott, 2 
Bumpus ) 

James, 2 

Joseph, 2, 52, 106, 219 

Mary, 106 

Mehitable, 219 

Mercy, 2, 106 

Nathaniel, 2 

Patience, 2 

Phebe, 2 

Wiboree, 219 

Burge 1 

Burg I A ,. ., 

T> > Abigail, 133 

Burgis I b ' 0%> 

Burgas J 

David, 118 

Elizabeth, 28 

Eunice, 15 

Jabez, 39 

Jedidah, 39 

Joseph, 54 

Nathaniel, 39 

Patience, 96 

Samuel, 39 

Sarah, 67 

Thankful, 54 

Thomas, 28 

Burgoyne, , 196 

Burn 

BURNE 

George, no 



Elizabeth, no 



Burn, etc., cont'd 

Margaret, 1 ro 

Michael, no 

Samuel, 110 

Timasin, no 
Burnam, James, 83 
Burnet, , 240 

Jacob, 240 
Burr, Amos, 82, 145 

Elijah, 174 

Ephraim, 174 

Isaiah, 145 

John, 174 

Jonathan, 174 

Mary, 174 

Sarah, 174 

Seth, 174 

Silence, 174 
Burrows, Amos, 148 

Lemuel, 145 

Bushanel, , 146 

Butler, Daniel, 77 

Patience, 28 
Byram, Benjamin, 169 

Elizabeth, 169 

Hannah, 86 

Joseph, 169 

Josiah, 86, 87 

Martha, 169 

Mary, 169 

Mehitable, 87 

Rebecca, 87 

Susanna, 86 

Theophilus,87 

Cahoon ) T , , 
- } Reuben, 131, 133 

LEIIOON ) 

Sarah, 72 y 133 

Thankful, 131 
Calloway 1 
Callow ey ) 
Carpenter, Isaac D., 2 

Mary, 213 

Parmelia, 2 
Carver, Abiezer, 200 

Benjamin, 200 

Elizabeth, 200 

Joseph, 200 

Mary, 138, 139 

Robert, 138, 139 

Sarah, 200 
Cary, Abigail, 87 

Alice, 85 

Ann, 171, 197 

Anna, 200 

Barnabas, 171 

Beriah, 49, 173 

David, 85 

Ebenezer, 48 

Eleazer, 85, 197 



182 



Index of Person; 



26 



Cary, cont'd 

Eliphalet, 197 

Elizabeth, 85 

Ephraim, 200 

Experience, 86, 173, 197 

Henry, 173 

Huldah, 173 

Ichabod, 48 

James, 89 

John, 86, 173 

Jonathan, 49, 197 

Joseph, 85, 171 

Joshua, 89, 173 

Josiah, 49 

Lydia, 85 

Martha, 86, 173 

Mary, 48, 49, 85, 173 

Molly, 173 

Nathan, 85, 173 

Recompence, 48, 49, 87 

Samuel, 85 

Sarah, 48, 49, 87, 89, 173 

Seth, 48, 197 

Simeon, 49 » 

Susanna, 173, 197, 200 

Thankful, 173 

Zebulon, 49 
Case, John, 43 

Rebecca, 43 
Casley, John, 58 
Caswell, Benjamin, 2, 3 

Dorothy, 218 

jotham, 2x8 

Lydia W. M, 3 

Mary, 218 

Miriam, 218 

Chambers, Thomas, 32, 182 

Chandler ) , . oa 
~ > John, 187, 188 

Chandelek J " 

Philip, 216 

Samuel, 29 

Sarah, 187, 188 

Zebedee, 128 
Charles, king, 181 
Chase 
Chace 

Job, 132 

Mary, 131 

Sarah, 130 

Cheesebkooke, , 236 

Cheever j 
Chever ( 

Edward, 141, 142 
Chipman, Elizabeth, 27 

John, 27, 59 
Chittenden, Isaac, 59 
Churc:i, Abigail, 27 

Richard, 27 
Churchill ) 

Churchell/ 159, 209, 212 

Churchel ) 



Ed 



ee, 13: 



232 



Churchill, etc., cont'd 

Ansell, 159 

Asa, 209 

Charles, 159 

David, 125, 126 

Eleazer, 23, 209, 213 

Ellis, 159 

Ephraim, 159 

Experience, 44 

Francis, 212 

Hannah, 209, 210, 212, 213 

Isaac, 126 

James, 128, 209 

Jesse, 212 

John, 159, 187 

Jonathan, 212 

Joseph, 209 

Mary, 44, 159 

Mercy, 209, 210 

Mordecai, 41 

Nathaniel, 44 

Pel eg, 210 

Phebe, 209 

Priscilla, 159 

Rebecca, 41 

Reuben, 212 

Samuel, 212 

Sarah, 187, 209, 210 

Stephen, 210, 213 

Susanna, 41 

Sylvanus, 209 

William, 41 

Zaccheus, 159 

Zadock, 2i o. 
Clap, Elijah, 219 

Hope, 219 
Clark ) 

Clarke > -, 23 

Clear k ) 

Abel, ii, 12, 146 

Abigail, 164, 209 

Betty, 209 

Deborah, 209 

Experience, 163, if>i 

CI race, 209 

Hannah, 214 

Huldah, 70 

Israel, 209 

Jerusha, 209 

John, 240 

Josiah, 163, 164, 209 

Lydia, 163 

Lurania, 209 

Nathaniel, 163, 164 

Olive, 209 

Rebecca, 214 

Seth, 70, 209 

Thankful, 209 

Thomas, 59, 93-96, 164, 209, 214, 

243 

Timothy, 240 



264 



Index of Persons 



Clark, etc., cont'd 

William, 163, 214, 2 J4 
Clemans, Elizabeth, 220 
Cleveland, Mary, 65 
CLOYES, Esther, 57 
Cobb 



Cod 



Abigail, 
Bet hi ah 
Dorcas, 



r6o 



•8 



i6o 



130 

Elisha, 44, 130, 138 
Elizabeth, 42, 44 
Ephraim, 39, 122 
Fear, 113 
Gershom, 12 t 
Joanna, 24, 42 
John, 24, 39, 122, 
Jonathan, 178 
Josiah, 160 
Lazarus, 39 
Lemuel, 44, 1 1 3 
Lydia, 113 
Margaret, 39 
Martha, 24 
Mary, 122, 160, 228 
Melatiah, 121 
Nathan, 42, 228 
Priscilla,' 44 
Rebecca, 39 
Sarah, 113, 116, 160 
Seth, 113 
Silvanus, 44, 121 
Susanna, 39 
Thankful, 220 
Thomas, 69 
William, 42 
Coffin, Obadiah, 17 

COIT, , 83 

William, 147-149 

Cole, , 18 

Abiel, 14 
Abigail, 18, 2^2 
Anne, 141 
Apphia, 233 
Benjamin, 57, 207 
Bethiah, 14, 16 
Daniel, 52, 93-96, 1 56, 20 
Desire, 13, 57 
Dorcas, 54, 57 
Ebenezer, 126 
Eleanor, 17 
Elisha, 18, 144 
Elizabeth, 14, 19, 54, 233 
Ephraim, 18, 19 
Eunice, 141 
Gershom, 1 66 
Hannah, 14 
Henry, 13 
Hope, 54 
Israel, 100, 
190, 207 



58, 166, 167, 176, 189, 



Cole, cont'd 

James, 3, 100 

jane, 3, 2^2 
Jedidah, 18 

Jesse, 14, 54, 233 

Joel, 18 

John, 93, 96, 97 

Jonathan, 54 

Joseph, 57, 93 -97, 154- ^05-207 

Joshua, 15, 141 

Lett ice, 16 

Martha, 52, 142, 166, 167, 233 

Mary, 55, 57, 165, 166, 189, 190 

Mercy, 15, 54, 57 

Nathaniel, 54 

Patty, 18 

Reuben, 14 

Rufus, 207 

Ruth, 54, 69 

Sally, 19 

Sarah, 69 

Silvanus, 207 

Stephen, 154 

Susanna, 133 

Timothy, 96, 2^?,, 234 
Collins ) 
Colli ngs > Abiel, 53 
Collens ) 

Dennis, 229 

Dorothy, 53 

Elizabeth, 53 

Eunice, 133 

Frances, 229 

Jonathan, 57 

Joseph, 54 

Mary, 130 

Michael, 229, 230 

Patience, 130 

Prince, 53 

Rebecca, zz<), 230 

Samuel, 130 

Solomon, 130 

Susanna, 57 
Comstock, Saba A., 3 

William E., 3 

William W„ 3 
Conant, David, 170 

Jemima, 170 

Jonathan, 170 

Martha, 173 

Nathan, 173 

Rebecca, 173 

Sarah, 170, 173 

Solomon, 170 

Thomas, 173 

William, 170 
Cook / 
Cooke j 

Ann, 137, 139 

Anna, 34 

Asel, 9, «i 



30, 242 



Index of Persons 



265 



Cook, etc., cont'd 


Cotton, 


cont'd 


Bethiah, 34 


Martha, 21 1 


Betty, 139 


Rowland, 21 1 


Caleb, 136-139 


Theophilus, 211 


Deborah, 34 


William C, 21 1 


Edward, 150 


Couel, Hannah, 230 


Elizabeth, 27, 34-37, 69, 137, 153 Mary, 230 


Francis, 136, 193, 247, 253 


Phebe, 228 


Hannah, 144 


Covel, Hannah, 133 


Harvey, 153 


James, 130-135 


Jacob, 27, 136, 153 


Joanna, 68 


James, 136-139, 146 


Joseph, 131 


Jane, 136-139, 247, 253 


Mary, 131 


John, 136-139 


Nathaniel, 132 


Joseph, 136-139 


Rebecca, 132 


Joshua, 153 


Ruth, 134 


Josiah, 30, 34-37, 51, 52 


Sarah, 132 


Maria, 153 


William," 68 


Mary, 138, 139, 193 


Covington, , 3 


Michael, 153 


Clement, 3 


Richard, 36 


Elizabeth, 3 


Richard A., 153 


Thomas, 3 


Roxanna, 153 


Crandon, James, 42 


Solomon, 153 


John, 42 


Survina, 150 


Sarah, 42 


Survina E., 150 


Crane, Lydia, 1 14 


Coombs 1 


Samuel, 169 


Cooms 1 „ 

COOMES COlUem ' 229 


Sarah, 169 
Crisp ) 

Crispe [ , 34 

Chrisp ) 


COMBS ] 


Samuel, 229 


Sarah, 68, 229 


George, 34, 203 


Solomon, 229 


Croaok, Elizabeth, 210 


Cooper, , 16 


Nathaniel, 210 


Priscilla, 213 


Thomas, 126 


Thomas, 235, 236, 238, 239 


Crocker } , . 

r- ( , 16 

Choker J 


William, 16 


COPEEAND ) ... ., 

^ > Abigail. 90 
Copland ) ° ' v 


Apphia, 141 
Job, 16, 141 


Bettie, 90, 91 


Joseph, 57, 67, 7c 


Daniel, 91 


232 


Ebenezer, 91 


Mary, 141 


Elijah, 91 


Mercy, 141 


Hannah, 91 


Nathaniel, 141 


Jonathan, 90 


Reliance, 141 


Joseph, 90 


Crosby 




Mary, 90 


Crosbey 




Sarah, 91 


Crosuie 


, 18, 20 


Corning, Josiah, 241 


Crosuee 




Cornish, , 38 


CkOSBE 




Abigail, 38 


Eleazer, 93 


Hannaniah, 38 


Elisha, 20 


Meribah, 38 


Eliza, 20 


Samuel, 38 


Joseph, 18, 177 


Cornwell, John, 245 


Joshua, 18 


Thomas, 245 


Lydia, 119 


Cotton, Bethiah, 211 


Reliance, 1 19 


Edward, 21 1 


Ruth, 54, 69 


John, 21 1 


Samuel, 54, 69 


Josiah, 211 


Susa 


tina, 166 



74, 140, 231, 



266 



Index of Person 



Crosby, etc., cont'd 

Thomas, 37 
Grossman, Barnabas, 222 
Crowell b . .j 
Crowel J b » /o 

Alice, 73 

David, 131 

Experience, 143, 144 

Jabez, 73 

John, 73, 143, M4 

Mary, 132 

Rebecca, 135 

Sarah, 131 

Thankful, 131 

Thomas, 131 
Crowley, John, 159 

Mary, 159 

Thomas, 159 
Cubby, Elizabeth, 235 
Culver, Lydia, 241 
Cumings, Daniel, 18 

Lydia, 18 
Curtis ) 

Curtiss > Caleb, 42 
Curtice ) 

David, 126, 163 

Elizabeth, 39, 42, 163 

Fear, 42 

Francis, 39 

Hannah, 42, 163 

Jacob, 42 

James, 39 

Lydia, 39 

Mary, 42 

Sarah, 42 

William, 180, 183 

Gushing j ^ . , 

„ } Daniel, 33 

Cushen ) 

Ezekiel, 202 

John, 62 

Matthew, 33 

Noah, 128, 191 

Cushman, Abner, 126 

Adoniram J., 3 

Ann S., 3 

Elisabeth, 213 

Elkanah, 159, 213 

Francis N., 3 

Hercules, 3 

Isaac, 21-23, 25, 27, 223 

Lydia, 159 

Mary, 3, 220 

Robert, 138 

Susanna, 121, 221 

Thomas, 27, 246 

William, 121, 221 

Zenas, 221 

Daggett, see Doggett 



Darby, , 26 

John, 26 
Darling, Abner, 121 

Elizabeth, 24, 121, 122 

George, 121 

Jedediah, 121 

John, 24, 121, 122 

Joseph, I2i 

Lucia, 122 

Mary, 121 

Nathan, 121 

Peter, 24, 121 
Davee, Betty, 212 

Deborah, 212 

George, 212 

Hannah, 212 

John, 212 

Johnson, 212 

Joseph, 212 

Robert, 212 

Sarah, 212 

Solomon, 212 

Thomas, 212 

William, 212 
Davenport, Abigail, 196 

Anna, 196 

Elizabeth, 196 

Sarah, 196 

William, 196 
Davis, John, 14, 17, 58 

Mary, 29 

Mercy, 14, 41 

Nicholas, 59 

Robert, 29 
Dean j 
Deane ( 

Elizabeth, 34, 35 

Ephraiin, 227 

Martha, 227 

Miriam, 34-36, 37, 51 

Stephen, 34-36, 51, 52 

Susanna, 34, 51 
Delano ) 
Dei.lano I 
Deleno 

DlLANO J 

Barzilla, 210 
Benjamin, 112 
Deborah, 210 
Elkanah, 209, 210 
Eunice, 210 
Hannah, 210 
John, 124, 187 
Jonathan, 124 
Lydia, 112 

Mary, 29, 187, 209, 210 
Philip, 29, 188 
Sarah, 210 
Thomas, 187 



5' 



Index of Persons 



26; 



Deming, Daniel, 83 

Jabez, 145 
Dennis, Rebecca, 70 

William, 70 
Dillingham, John, 178 
Doane, , 18, 176 

Azariah, 15 

Bethiah, 20 

Daniel, 203 

Deborah, 70 

Desire, 117, 207 

Dorcas, 72, 130 

Elisha, 142, 176, 202, 203 

Elizabeth, 142 

Hannah, 142, 155 

Hezekiah, 202 

Hitty, 17 

Hope, 142 

Huldah, 70 

Isaiah, 142 

Israel, 55, 155, 203 

John, 57, 67 

Joseph, 53-55, 57, 58, 67-73, 99, 
117, 134, 140-144, 155, 156, 
166, 175, 176, 202, 203, 205, 
207, 229, 231, 232, 234 

Joshua, 18, 55, 156 

Keziah, 70 

Lett ice, 131 

Lydia, 72, 234 

Martha, 234 

Mary, 55, 130 

Mercy, 55, 134 

Molly, 15 

Nabby, 17 

Nathaniel, 70, 93, 94, 176, 206 

Patience, 133 

Priscilla, 234 

Rebecca, 231 

Rub am ah, 130, 131 

Samuel, 234 

Sarah, 56, 231 

Seth, 19 

Tamazin, 19 

Thankful, 142, 234 

Thomas, 131 

Timothy, 15, 234 
Doggett 

Abigail, 3 



Doggett j 
Daggett > 
Doghead ) 



Elkanah, 3 

Crisell, 3 
Jabez, 3 
Jael, 3 
Joanna, 3 
John, 3 
Perez, 3 
Phebe, 3 
Rebecca, 3 



Doggett, etc., cont'd 

Simeon, 3 

Thomas, 3, 51 
Doty ) 
Doten J Ed ward, 27, 129, 163 

Elisha, 163 

Elizabeth, 164 

Hannah, 42, 164, 213 

Hope, in 

Ichabod, 111 

Isaac, 27, no, 112 

Jabez, 112 

James, 110, 163 

Jane, 11 1 

Joanna, 42, 164 

John, 129, 163, 213 

John P., 112 

Lemuel, 163 

Lucy, 129 

Mary, 110-112 

Nathaniel, 164 

Phebe, 163 

Rebecca, in, 112 

Samuel, 42, 129, 164 

Thomas, in, 163 

William, 111 
Dow, Alexander, 211 

Sarah, 211 
Downkr, , 147 

Pelaliah, 147 
Downs, Jabez, 147 
Drew, Abbet, 112 

Abigail, 112 

Balhsheba, 1 12 

David, 112 

Ephraim, 42 

Isaac, 42 

Joanna, 42 

Joshua, 42, 124 

josiah, 42, 112 

Levi, 42 

Lois, 112 

Nicholas, 112 

Patience, 42 

Samuel, 112 

Seth, 216 

Stephen, 112 

William, 42 
Dunjiau, Abigail, 89 

Asa, 198 

Barnabas, 198 

Caleb, 198 

Daniel, 198 

Elisha, 89 

Hannah, 89, 198 

Jacob, 89 

Lemuel, 89 

Mehitable, 198 

Melatiah, 198 



268 



Index of Persons 



163 
210 



Dunbar, cont'd 

Mercy, 89 

Nathaniel, 89 

Peter, 89, 198 

Robert, 198 

Samuel, 198 

Sarah, 198 

Seth, 89 

Silas, 89 

Silias, 89 

Simeon, 198 

Tbaxter, 198 

William, 198 
Dunham ) 
Doniiam \ 

Abigail, 164, 

Abner, 43 

Amos, 164 

Ann, 43, 164 

Calvin, 3, 4 

Catharine, 164 

Elijah, 43 

Elizabeth, 120, 163 

Ephraim, 219, 221 

Hannah, 3, 4, 43, 163 

John, 214 

Joseph, 4 

Josiah, 164 

Lemuel, 120 

Lydia, 4 

Martha, 163 

Mary, 164, 213, 221 

Mary S., 4 

Mercy, 219, 221 

Nathaniel, 43, 163 

Priscilla, 120 

Rebecca, 43, 163 

Robert, 164 

Ruth, 164 

Samuel, 213, 214 

Silas, 163 

Susanna, 43 

William, 213 

Durke, , 12 

Dwelly, Hopestill, 220 
Dyer ) 

Dyre [ Betsey, 149 
Dier ) 

Charles, 114 

Ebenezer, 202, 231 

Elisha M., 149 

Hannah, 42 

John, 42, 138 

Lucy, 114 

Milley, 149 

Reuben, 149 

Sarah, 231 

William, 77 



Earle, Dorcas, 245 

Ralph, 244, 245 

William, 29 
Easton, Deborah, 77 

James, 77 

John, 77 
Laton, Barnabas, 24, 220 

Elizabeth, 220 

M eh it able, 24 
Eddy j . 
Eedy f Hannah, 27 

Mary, 120 

Mercy, 120 

Samuel, 27 

Zechariah, 120 
Edson, Abigail, 87 

Benjamin, 87 

Ebenezer, 87 

Hannah, 86 

Ichabod, 87 

Jacob, 87 

Joanna, 87 

Mary, 86 

Mebitable, 87, 88 

Nathan, 87 

Nathaniel, 87 

Peter, 87 

Samuel, 87, 88 

Seth, 87 

Timothy, 86 

William, 87 
Elderkin, , 84, 241 

James, 240 

Martha, 240 
Eldred 
Eldrepg 
Eldredge 

F.LDRIDG 

Eldridge 
Eldrig 

Abner, 133 

Ann, 134 

Aimer, 18 

Charles, 12 

Claricy, 20 

Daniel, 141 

Dorcas, 227 

Elisha, 227 

Elizabeth, 135, 141 

Hannah, 132 

Hezekiah, 130 

James, 130 

Jesse, 227 

Lettice, 131 

Lewis, 18 

Mary, 130, 132, 227 

Patience, 130 

Priscilla, 130 



29 



index of Persons 



269 



Eldred, etc., cont'd 

Sarah, 133 

Thomas, 19 

William, 29 
Ellis ) _ 
Elles j ' ""* 

Benet, 25, 28 

Cornelius, 4 

Deborah, 211 

J e rush a, 4 

John, 29 

Jonathan, 211 

Lucy, 211 

Mary, 211 

Patience, 211 

Priscilla, 4 

Rebecca, 218 

Roger, 29 
Elmes, Ebenezer, 218 

Igna-tius, 218 

Leonard, 4 

Sarah, 218 

Susan W., 4 

Theodate, 4 
Emery, Tabitha, 134 

Ensign, , 11 

Everett, , 15 

Farmer j T , 

t> > John, 159 

Earmar \ j ' 3 * 

1 nomas, 159 
Faunce, , 21, 23 

Abigail, 210 

Ansel, 209 

Bathsheba, 40 

Daniel, 40 

Eleazer, 210 

Elizabeth, 27 1 210 

George, 209 

Hannah, 40, 210 

Jabez, 44 

James, 161 

Jerusha, 209 

John, 27, 42, 161, 209 

Lydia, 209 

Mary, 42, 210 

Nathaniel, 161 

Patience, 210 

Priscilla, 209, 210 

Ruth, 42 

Sarah, 40, 44, 161, 209 

Seth, 161 

Stephen, 209 

Thaddeus, 209 

Thomas, 40, 44, 209 
Field } 
efield > Daniel, 45 

FFEILD ) 

Hannah, 45 



Field, etc., cont'd 

James, 174 

Job, 45 

John, 174, 251, 256 

Mary, 174 

Mehitable, 45 

Sarah, 45 
Finney, see Phinney 
Fish / _ 

FFISH ] ' 77 

Bartholomew, 55 

Hannah, 55 

Jonathan, 77 

Nathaniel, 28, 77 

Samuel, 77 

Fitch \ ■ 

1 12 82-84, 145-148, 

PF1TCH > ^ 

V 240-242 

FFIC1I ) t t 

Abijah, 84, 240 

Benajah, 146, 147 

Benjamin, 12, 146, 147, 241, 242 

Cordilla, 10, 83, 145-147, 242 

Cynthia, 82 

Ebenezer, 12 

Elisha, 10-12, 81, 82, 147, 148, 

239-241 
Hannah, 240 
Jabez, 9, 81, 145, 239 
James, 240 
John, 246, 247 
Jonathan, 83 
Joseph, 148 
Joshua, 83 

Pelatiah, 82, 145-148, 240, 242 
Simon, 241 
Stephen, 8^ 
Thomas, 179 
Fling, Rebecca, 43 

> . 59. 60 

FEOBES j 

Abigail, 49, 196 

Abner, 195 

Bettie, 49 

Caleb, 196 

Constant, 60 

Edward, 59, 60, 195. 251 

Eliab, 195 

Ephraim, 49, 195, 196 

Hannah, 49 

John, 59, 60 

Lemuel, 196 

Lucie, 195 

Martha, 49 

Mary, 49, 59, 195 

Mercy, 195 

Silence, 196 

Susanna, 195, 196 

Thankful, 195 



270 



Index of Persons 



Fobes, etc., cont'd 

Thomas, 196 

Timothy, 195 

William, 60, 195 

Foster | . . . .. 

-r, / Abigail, 44 

FORSTER ) t» , ft 

Chillingsworth, 117-119, 177, 203, 
204 

Hannah, 44 

Isaac, n8, 119 

John, 44 

Mary, 44, 102 

Mercy, 44 

Nathan, 119 

Nathaniel, 44 

Peter, 44 

Ruth, 203, 204 

Thomas, 102 

Fraysher, , 147 

Freeman ) 



10, 12, 19, 



118 



fkkeeman > - 
Freman ) 

Abigail, 15, 17, 57, 144 

Abner, 14, 20 

Ann, 134 

Bathsheba, 142 

Benjamin, 20 

Bethiah, 228 

Betty, 228 

Caleb, 82 

Dorcas, 17 

Dorothy, 14 

Edmund, 18, 94, 178, 204 

Elizabeth, 68, 230 

Eunice, 144 

Gideon, 144 

Hannah, 72, 116, 144, 230 

Hezekiah, 20 

Hitty, 19 

James, u, 82, 134 

John, 15, 17, 35, 36, 51, 78, 80, 
144, 166, 167, 228, 230 

Jonathan, 19, 20 

Joseph, 19, 118, 119, 144, 178 

Joshua, 144, 177 

Josiah, 15 

Margaret, 142 

Martha, 230 

Mary, 55, 74, 144, 157, 230 

Mercy, 15, 69, 144, 228 

Molly, 20 

Nathan, 228 

Nathaniel, 53, 54, 57, 68-72, 93, 
94, 96, 97, 99, 141, r 43, 144. 
154, 155, 157-159, 176, 228-231 

Phebe, 15, 17 

Rebecca, 19, 25 

Robert, 202 

Ruth, 230 



Freeman, etc., cont'd 
Samuel, 9-1 1, 81 

190 
Sarah, 14 
Solomon, 17 
Susanna, 230 
Tamzin, 19, 144 
Thankful, 73 
Thomas, 17 
Wiiliman, 208 

Fuller \ 

FFULLER \ 

Ebenezer, 139 
John, 78, 79 
Mary, 4 
Mehitable, 79 
Nathan, 4 
Samuel, 4, 21, 
Thomas, 4, 79 



142, 147, 



, 5-% 78, 84 



30, 3i, 137 



Gager, Rebecca, 67 
Gale, , 83 

Gallup, , 82 

Gannett / r , . nc 

,, > Benjamin, 8£ 

Gannet j J 

Hannah, 88, 89 

Jonathan, 88 

Joseph, 88, 89 

Mary, 87 

Mat I hew, 87 

Mehitable, 87 

Sarah, 87 

Seth, 89 

Susanna, 87 

Thomas, 89 
Gardner, Hannah, 113 

Mary, 113 

Thomas, 113 
Gaunt, , 76 

Deborah, 77 

Hannaniah, 76 

Israel, 76, 77 

Lydia, 76, 77 

Zachariah, 76 
Geek, , 82 

Jonathan, 82 

William, 82 
George, Easter, 57 

Joseph, 57 

Gibbs ) » , , t, 
~ } Abby B., 4 

Gibs \ J ' * 

Bassett R., 4 

Marshall, 4 

Micah, 39 

Patience B., 4 

Sarah, 39 

Thankful, 39 

Giddings, , 242 

Gifford, Franklin R., 65 



Index of Persons 



Gilman, Daniel, 134 

Tabitha, 134 

Glass 1 

Glase y 

Hannah, 27, 28 

James, 27 
Goddakd, Benjamin, 212 

John, 212 

Lemuel, 212 

Lydia, 212 

Sarah, 212 „ 
Godfrey \ 

Godfry > Benjamin, 134, 135 
Godfree ) 

Bethiah, 133, 134 

Elizabeth, 135 

George, 130 

Janne, 130 

Jerusha, '132 

Knowles, 132 

Mary, 230 

Mercy, 134 

Moses, 134 

Phebe, 130 

Sarah, 135 

Tabitha, 134 

Thomas, 230 

Gore ) 

} . 83, 240 

Goer ) ' °* H 

Obadiah, 241 
Gorge, Easter, 57 

Joseph, 57 
Gorham, David, 208 

Jabez, in, 112 

James, 111 

Mary, m 
Gould, Apphia, 15 

Grace, 92 

Hannah, 92, 135 

John, 15, 16, 63, 92 

Jonathan, 16 

Joshua, 14, 17 

Josiah, 17 

Mary, 14, 92 

Nehemiah, 167 

Phebe, 13 

Tamcsin, 17 

Thomas, 20 

William, g2 
Grant, Oliver, 240 
Gray } 

Grey S , 137 

Grray ) 

Atl., 146 

Benjamin, 29 

John, 29, 93, 94, 96 

Green ) . 

„ 5- Anne, 57 

Greene | 

Benjamin, 57 



Eliphalet, 132, 133 



Green, etc., cont'd 

William, 213 
Griffeth, Elizabeth, 222, 223 

Jesse, 222, 223 

Mary, 223 

Mercy, 223 

Micah, 223 
Gross, Abigail, 57 

Alice, 55 

Jane, 232 

Thomas, 232 

Hackett, Elinor, 219 

Elizabeth, 220 

Mary, 4 

Peleg, 4 
Hall, Edward, 69 

Gideon, 145 

Hannah, 219 

Sarah, 69, 132 

Halle it / . , 

TJ > Andrew, 20 

Hallux ) 

John, 53 

Jonathan, 26 

Me hi table, 53 
Hamilton \ 
Hambleton i 

Elizabeth, 133 

Hannah, 133 

Jonas, 147 

Mary, 132, 147 

Miriam, 132 

Rebecca, 57 

Ruhania, 131 

Samuel, 132 

Thomas, 57, 131 
Hamlin, Anne, 57 

Benjamin, 57 
Han more, John, 61 
Harding j 
Hardin \ 

Abiah, 73 

Barnabas, 55 

Bethiah, 34, 36, 

Content, 132 

Cornelius, 157, 158, 227, 228 

David, 73, 141 

Elizabeth, 56, 132 

Ezekiel, 73 

Hannah, 55 

Isaac, 73 

Jedidah, 132 

John, 157, 158 

Joseph, 34-37, 52, 228 

Josiah, 36, 73 

Keziah, 14 

Lucia, 228 

Maaziah, 36 

Mary, 135 



— , 62, 176 



135 



2/2 

Harding, etc., cont'd 

Nathan, 157, 158, 228 

Nathaniel, 14 

Paul, 132 

Phcbe, 227 

Prence, 132 

Priscilla, 130, 227, 228 

Rebecca, 7 3 

Sarah, 17, 18, 56, 141 

Seth, 56, 228 

Theodore, 56 

Thomas, 17, 132 
Harlow, — — , 4, 125 

Abigail, 115 

Ansell, 161 

Benjamin, 160 

Caroline, 4 

Clarissa, 161 

Ebenezer, 38 

Eleazcr, 124 

Elijah, 115 

Elizabeth, 115, 160 

Ezra, 39 

George W., 4 

Hannah,. 162 

Isaac, 162 

Jabez, 38 

James, 162 

Jedediah, 161 

Jesse, 38 

John, 38 

Jonathan, 161 

Keziah, 160 

Lazarus, 39 

Lucy, 161 

Lydia, 39 

Martha, 39 

Mary, 38, 39, 115, 161 

Mercy, 162 

Patience, 115 

Sarah, 161, 162 

Silvanus, 38 

Simeon, 162 

Stephen, 160 

Thomas, 115, 213 

Thomas S., 4 

William, 30, 31, 162, 184 

Zaccheus, 39 

Zephaniah, 162 
Harris, Arthur, 60, 195 

Benjamin, 195 

Hannah, 121 

Jane, 137, 139 

John, 220 

Joseph, 121 

Lucy, 195 

Mary, 171 

Mehitable, 195 

Mercy, 121, 220 



hid ex of Persons 



Harris, cont'd 

Silas, 195 
Harrison, Roger, 18 
Has call ] 
Haskkl 

Haskill > 8l ~ 84 ' '46-148,242 

Haskil J 

Andrew, 148 

Elijah, 83 

Gideon, 8r, 145, 146 

Roger, 81 

Sarah, 4 
Hatch, Abigail, 141 

David, 191 

Desire, 191 

Ichabod, 191 

James, 208 , . 

Jonathan, 77 

Joseph, 141 

Walter, 184 
Hathaway, Almira, 6, 105 

HAfHERLEY I rp. , 00 

rT > 1 uuothy, 59, 1 8i, 182 

Hatherly ) J, DJ> > 

Haugh, Margaret, 69 

Haward, set- Hayward 

Hawes, Bethiah, 134 

Hawkings, Job, 63 

Hayden / o 

? 1 J 8, 19 

Heyden ) 

Freeman, 19 

Priscilla, 18 ' 
HayFORD, Ebenezer, 220 

John, 220 

Mary, 220 
Hayward 
Haywrd 

Haward \ Abiah, 168 
Howard 
He Ward 

Abigail, 91, 170, 173 

Adam, 170 

Amie, 86 

Amos, 199 

Anne, 168 

Barnabas, 91 

Benjamin, 48 

Bethiah, 48, 50, 89, 90, 171 

Bettie, 86, 170 

Charity, 86 

Clarissa R., 4 

Constant, 199 

Damaris, 91 

Daniel, 91, 170 

David, 171 

Edmund, 89 

Edward, 50 

Eliab, 199 

Eliakim, 171 

Elijah, 89 



Index of Persons 



?73 



Hayward, etc., cont'd 

Elizabeth, 48, 50 

Ephraim, 91 

Experience, 50 

George, 91 

Hannah, 48, 90 

Henry, 200 

Hezekiah, 48 

Isaac, 48 

Jacob, 48 

James, 50 

Jane, 50, 89 

John, 4, 8, 27, 170, 199 

John L., 4 

John R., 4 

Jonathan, 86, 252 

Joseph, 255 

Joshua, 168 

Josiah, 48 

Kathrine, 171 

Keziah, 170 

Lois, 173 

Martha, 91, 168, 170 

Mary, 48, 50, 91, 171, 200 

Matilda, 168 

Mehitable, 91, 199 

Mercy, 48 

Nathan, 86 

Nathaniel, 48 

Oliver, 168 

Patience, 50 

Phebe, 171 

Rebecca, 90 

Robert, 170, 199 

Samuel, 50 

Sarah, 27 , 48, 50, 86, 173 

Simeon, 171 

Susanna, 48, 86, 91, 168 

Thankful, 168 

Theophilus, 91 

Thomas, 60, 89, 199, 250-252 

Timothy, 48 

William, 173 
Hazard, Robert, 244, 245 
Hedge } 
Hedg f > 29 

Abigail, 41, 114 

Barnabas, 41, 114 

Elizabeth, 26 

Grace, 57 

Lemuel, 41 

Lothrop, 41 

Mary, 29 

Mercy, 41, 114 

Sarah, 41 

Wi'liam, 26 
Heeley Alice, 39 

Benjamin, 39 

Timothy, 39 



— — 1 7 



18, 206 



Hermann, Betsey, 4 

Elizabeth, 4 

George, 4 
Hersy ) . 

Hercy J ' I77 

Hewen, Hannah, 240 

Michael, 240 
Hewes, Joane, 180, 181 

John, 179-181, 183 
He we it, , 91 

Abiah, 91 

Abigail, 91 

Abraham, 91 

Bathsheba, 91 

James, 91 

Sarah, 91 

Susanna, 91 
Hickman, Mary, 176 
Hicks \ 

HlCKES \ Ephraim, 245 
Hike ) 

Margaret, 245 

Mercy, 76 

Samuel, 245, 246 
Hi go ins 

HlGGlNES 

[IlGGINEES 

HlGINS 

HlGGENS 

HlGGING 

Aaron, 14 

Abigail, 14, 54, 57. 232 

Abraham, 234 

Absalom, 67 

Anna, 19, 228 

Anna P., 19 

Asenath, 232 

Bathsheba, 54 

Benjamin, 18, 37, 

Betty, 19 

Cornelius, 2^2, 2 

Daniel, 231 

David, 13, 159, 2 

Ebenezer, 142, 

Edmund, 15 

Eliakim, 142 

Elisha, 92 

Elizabeth, 16, 131, 231-234 

Elkanah, 73, 232 

Enoch, 68, 231 

Ephraim, 233 

Esther, 144 

Eunice, 15, 16 

Experience, 14, 143, 144, 232 

Freeman, 143 

Hannah, 17, 54. 55, M~', '43* *7 6 

Hatsel, 16 

Hezekiah, 20 

Ichabod, 54, 92, 233 



14.I, 158, 



228, 234 
167, 232-234 









. 



274 



Index of Persons 



Higgins, etc., cont'd 
Isaac, 143 
Isaiah, 228, 232 
Israel, 67, 68 
Jennett, 231 
Jerusha, 14 
Jesse, 14, 67 
John, 14, 54, 72 
Jonathan, 68, 142, 155, 176 
Joseph, 67, 75, 96, 154, 155, 233 
Joshua, 16, 97-99. 143, M4. I 54. 

155. 202 
Keziah, 14 
Lemuel, 159 
Levi, 144 
Lois, 143 
Lot, 14, 15 
Lucia, 16 
Lucy, 233 
Lydia, 13, 68 
Margaret, 230 
Martha, 13, 17, 142 
Mary, 68, 231 
Mehitable, 142 
Mercy, 16, 18, 67, 75 
Nathan, 16, 231 
Nathaniel, 231 

Patience, 17 

Phebe, ig, 158 

Polly, 19 

Prince, 14, 142 

Priscilla, 14, 16, 144 

Rachel, 18, 144 

Rebecca, 15, 55, 7i, n6 

Richard, 17, 228 

Robert, 54 

Ruth, 16, 55, 67, 68, 143, 144 

Ruth T., 16 

Sally, 19 

Samuel, 16, 17, 68, 72, 131, 142, 
204 

Sarah, 14, 15, 54, 67, 68, 143, 231 

Seth, 18 

Silvanus, 68, 142 

Simeon, 13, 72 

Solomon, 18, 143, 230 

Susanna, 142 

Tamzin, 20, 233 

Thankful, 56, 72 

Theophilus, 158, 166, 208 

Thomas, 155, 231 

William, 57, 72, (44 

Zaccheus, 17, 143 

Zeruiah, 14, 16 

Zoheth, 232 
Hill, Ebenezer, 46 

Eleazer, 46 

Hezekiah, 46 

Israel, 46 



If ill, cont'd 
Jacob, 46 
Moses, 46 
Susanna, 46 

Hinckley i 

Hinckly > Alle 



151 



HlNKLEY ) 

Ehenezer N., 151 

Eliza, 4 

George, 5 

Julia E., 5 

Mercy, 131 

Nathaniel, 1 3 r 

Sally, 5, 151 

Samuel, 32 

Sarah, 151 

Sylvanus, 4, 5 

Thomas, 59, 64, 77 

Hinks, Anna, 152 

Llisha, 152 

Mary, 152 

Temperance, 152 

Hoar / ~ v , , r 
r , > Elizabeth, 64 

HORE \ 

Holbrook, Margaret, 230 
Holden, Hannah, 168 

Samuel, 168 

William, 168 
Holdershaw, John, 13 

Mary, 15 
Holker, — — , 176 
Hollo way, Josiah, 24 

Rose, 28 

Sarah, 24 

William, 24 
Holmes, 162, 163 

Aimer, 113, 160 

Bartlett, 40 

Bathsheba, 113, 160, 1 

Betty, 162 

Bradford, 162 

David, 113 

Deborah, 163 

Ebenezer, 161 

Eleazer, 162, 213 

Elisha, 40 

Elizabeth, 159, 163 

Elnathan, 40 

Ephraim, 126, 163 

Esther, 162, 213 

George, 161 

Gershorn, 112 

Hannah, 162 

Isaac, 112 

Jabez, 113 

Jane, 162 

Jemima, 159 

Jerusha, 40 

Joanna, 163 



6.5 



Index of Persons 



275 



Holmes, cont'd 

John, 42, 115 

Joseph, 112, 213 

Lois, 42, 115 

Lucy, 163 

Lydia, 112, 161 

Margaret, 42 

Maria, 113 

Mary, 40, 113 

Mercy, 42, 159, 162 

Nathaniel, 163 

Nehemiah, 42, 115 

Rebecca, 40, 113 

Richard, 112, 161 

Ruth, 42 

Sarah, 40, 113, 159, 162, 163 

Stephen, 113 

Susanna, 161 

Thankful, 112 

Thomas, 159 

William, 63, 183 

Zephaniah, 162 
Hooper, Elizabeth, 196 

James, 85 

John, 85 

Mary, 196 

Nathaniel, 85, 196 

Patience, 196 

Sarah, 85, 196 
Hopkins, , 19 

Abigail, 20, 74, 176 

Abigail C. N., 153 

Asa, 19, 20 

Azubah, 15 

Constance, 34, 65, 189 

Curtis, 18 

Deborah, 34 

Ebenezer, 116, 117 

Elisha, 97-99, 175, 176, 228 

Elkanah, 16, rig 

Experience, 228 

Freeman, 19 

Gyles, 34, 115, 175 

Hannah, 20, 116-118, 153, 175, 
176 

Huldah, 119 

Jane, 1 19 

John, 15, 175, 177, 228 

Jonathan, 19 

Joseph, 14 

Joshua, 17, 93, 94, 156, 175-177 

Josiah, 118 

Judah, 115-118, 175 

Lemuel, 119 

Lydia, 119, 175, 176 

Martha, 118 

Mary, 14, 55, 116, 153, 176 

Meh it able, 177 

Moses, 119 



L34 



Hopkins, cont'd 
Nabby, 18 
Nathaniel, 119 
' Phebe, 116, 175, 
Phineas, 153 
Rachel, 16 
Rebecca, 18, 116 
Reliance, 119 
Ruth, 17 
Ruth C, 153 
Samuel, 115, 116, 
Sarah, 116, 119 
Silvanus, 118 
Stephen, 34, 65, 

175, 189 
Tcmpy, 16 
Thankful, 116 
Theodore, 119 
Thomas, 116, 117 

More, Elizabeth, 64 

Hoskins, , 27 

William, 27 

House, , 59 

Elizabeth, 59 
Samuel, 59 

Howard, see Hayward 

Howes ) ., - . , 
,, > Herman 

Hows j 

Content, 132 

Ebenezer, 43 

Elisha, 134 

Eunice, 133. 

Hannah, 135 

Isaac, 133 

Jeremiah, 43 

Jerusha, 43 

Joseph, 132, 

Maria, 43 

Rebecca," 43 

Sarah, 43 

Silvanus, 43 

Susanna, 133 

Thomas, 135 

HOWLANI) j „ LJ 

(t ? Betty, 

liOWLLANJ) I ' 

Deborah, 28 

Dorothy, 217 

Hopestill, 220 

James, 137 

Joseph, 215 

Joshua, 217 

Lydia, 217 

Malachi, 220 

Nathan, 217 

Phebe, 217 

Selh, 217 

Thomas, 137, 214 

Hubbert, , 236, 238 

Huckens, Thomas, 59 



176 



118 



115. 



116. 118, 



33 



217 



276 



Index of Persons 



HuLKER, , 176 

Hull, Sarah, 26 

Trustrum, 26, 58, 59 
Humpheres, Mary, 235 
Hunt, , 235, 236 

Peter, 239 

Huntington, , 10, 82, 24: 

Hurd I 

Hird \ ' l8 ' I9 

Alvin, 19 

Benjamin, 16 

Elizabeth, 18 

Jacob, 55 

Joshua, 18 

Luther, 19 

Lydia, 19 

Martha, 131 

Phebe, 16 

Rebecca, 55 

Sally, 16 

Seth, 18 

Solomon, 19 
Hutchinson, — — , 14 
Hyde j 
Hide | ' I47 

Elisha, 82 

John, 148 

William, 84 

Inglee, Moses, 128 
Irish, Elizabeth, 247, 254 

John, 247, 254 
Isum, John, 79 

Jackson, David, 44 

Esther, 43, 112 

Hannah, 5 

Harry, 5 

Jacob, 43 

Jeremiah, 11 

Joseph, 21 1 

Lemuel, 43, 4^, 112 

Mary, 211 

Ransom, 124 

Remembrance, 211 

Samuel, 5 
Jacob, Mary, 32 

Nicholas, 32, 33 

Samuel, 87 

Seth, 87 

Susanna, 87 

James, Sam, 251 

Jarvis } . , 

, > Ann, 169 

Jar vice ) 

Edward, 14 

Edward T., 69 

John, 69, 131 

Mary, 131 

Sarah, 14 



124 



Jenney 

Jenny ) j 
Jenne 

Patience, 124 
Jennings, John, 76, 77 
Jetiiro, Joshua, 176 
Johnson / 

i > , 20, 

JOilSON ) 

Alvin P., 64, 128 

Ann, 137, 139 

Bettie, 89, 139 

Daniel, 89 

David, 168 

Elizabeth, 137 

Humphrey, 62 

Isaac, 168 

Isaiah, 89 

Jacob, 39 

James, 89, 139 

Jane, 139 

Joseph, 89 

Josiah, 39, 90 

Levet, 89 

Maria, 19 

Mary, 90, 168 

Nathan, 90 

Rebecca, 168 

Robert, 139 

Sarah, 39, 168 

Seth, 90 

Solomon, 90 

Stephen, 81 

Susanna, 90 

Thomas, 39 
Jones 
Joans 

Arthur M., 1 

Ephraim, 79 

Jedediah, 78 

John, 79 

Mary, 79 

Matthew, 79 

Mehitable, 79 

Mercy, 79 

Ralph, 78 

Samuel, 78 

Shubael, 78, 79 
Jordan, Esther, 214 
Joyce, Samuel, 178 
JtJDAH, indian, 35 

Keen, Elizabeth, 211 

Grace, 211 

Hezekiah, 124 

Ruth, 211 

William, 211 
Keith, Abiah, 195 

Anne, 195 

Asa, 195 



, 145, 148, 242 



-, 78. 79 



Index of Perso?is 



77 



Keith, cont'd 

Bathslieba, 195 

Bethiab, 174 

Daniel, 45 

Elnathan W., 5 

Hannah, 45 

Isaac, 195 

Israel, 45 

James, 45, 251, 252, 255, 256 

John, 45 

Keziah, 45, 195 

Levi, 174 

Mary, 195 

Mehitable, 195 

Reuben, 195 

Samuel, 5 

Sarah, 5 

Shepard, 195 

Susanna, 45 

Timothy, 174 

Zephaniah, 45 
Kempton I , 

Kemton ) 

Deborah, 164 

Elizabeth, 164 

Ephraim, 43, 181 

Hannah, 164 

Jerusha, 164 

Joanna, 164 

John, 164 

Lyclia, 164 

Mabel, 164 

Manasseh, 31, 184, 185, 246 

Mary, 43, 164 

Nathaniel, 164 

Oliver, 164 

Samuel, 164 

Sarah, 164 

William, 43 

Zaccheus, 164 
Kendiuck 
Kenwrick 

Kenkick > Arven, 17 
Kenricke 
Kenuich 

Edward, 176, 206 

Eliza, 20 

Esther, 15 

George, 181, 182 

Hannah, 16 

John, 19 

Jonathan, 16 

Nemme, 131 

Tabitha, 17 
Kennepy i _ 
Kaneda f ' 

Kenny } 

Keney > Elizabeth, 133 
Kinny ) 

Jesse, 17 



53 



Kenny, etc., cont'd 

Keziah, 17 

Miriam, 132 

Sarah, 131 

Thankful, 14 
Keyzkk, Abigail, 89 

Elizabeth, 89 

George, 89 

Hannah, 89 

Seth, 89 

KlLBURN J rT , 

xr > Hannah, 

KlLEUURN J 

Mary, 153 

Samuel, 153 
King, Abigail, 53, 230 

Ann, 214 

Elizabeth, 43, 230 

Hannah, 5, 24 

Mary, 24, 43 

Mercy, 43 

Samuel, 43, 214, 230 

Seth, 43 

Stephen, 53 

Susanna, 43 

Thomas, 24, 62 
Kingman, , 169, 197, 198 

Abigail, 173, 197, 198 

Abner, JG9 

Anne, 47, 197, 198 

Benjamin, 197, 198 

Bethiab, 47, 173 

Daniel, 169 

David, 200 

Eliab, 169 

Elizabeth, 47, 169 

Hannah, 47 

Henry, 47, 197, 198 

Isaac, 173 

Jane, 173, 197 

John, 169 

Jonathan, 47 

Keziah, 47 

Lemuel, 173 

Martha, 47, 197 

Mary, 47, 169, 197, 198, 200 

Matthew, 20, 197 

Mehitable, 169 

Mercy, 169 

Nathan, 200 

Rebecca, 15, 169 

Sarah, 47, 169 

Seth, 169, 198. 

Silence, 169 

Simeon, 15 

Submit, 198 

Kingsley 

Kinsley 

john, 235 



KlNKSEEY 
KlNKSEY 

Mary, 252, 253 



278 



Index of Persons 



Kingsley, etc., cont'd 
Samuel, 252, 253 

KlKTLAND, , 146, 147, 24I 

Daniel, 241 

John, 83, 145, 146 
Knot, George, 28 
Knowles i 
Knowls > ; 19 

K.NOWELS ) 

Abiathar, 15 

Amos, 158, 159, 206 

Anne, 228 

Edward, 55, 72, 141, 227, 

230, 232 
Hannah, 15 
Henry, 19 
James, 156, 165 
Jesse, 71 
John, 14 
Joshua, 71 
Josiah, 71 
Mary, 71 
Prince, 141 
Rebecca, 71 

Samuel, 99, 141, 176, 208 
Sarah, 71 

Seth, 158, 159, 167, 208 
Simeon, 71 
Susannah, 71 
Thankful, 14 

Thomas, 74, 140, 230—232 
Knowlton, Jphn, 219 
Prudence, 219 



Edward, no 



Lanman I 
Landman ( 

Elizabeth, 162 

James, no 

Joanna, no 

Peter, 162 

Rebecca, 162 

Samuel, 162 

Thomas, no, 162 

William, no 
Lathrop, see Lothrop 
Lawrance, , 82 

Samuel, 82 
Lazel, Elizabeth, 

Joanna, 220 

Joshua, 219 

Mary, 219 

Simon, 220 
Leach, Abial, 5 

Abigail, 47 

Cephas, 5 

Daniel, 172 

David, 47 

Ebenezer, 172 

Ephraim, 47 



219 



Leach, cont'd 

Experience, 47 

Hannah, 47 

Joanna, 172 

Joseph, 5 

Josephus, 5 

Lusanna, 5 

Mehitable, 47 

Mercy, 47 

Sarah, 5 

Susanna, 5 
Le Barron \ 
Lebarron > David, 122 
Lebaron ) 

Elizabeth, 161 

Erancis, .161 

Isaac, 161 

James, 122, 218 

Lazarus, 138, 161, 213 

Lemuel, 161 

Lydia, 161, 213, 218 

Margaret, 161 

Martha, 122, 218 

Mary, 122 

Priscilla, 161 

William, 161 
Leonard ^ 

Lennard > , 147, 198 

Lenard ) 

Abiah, 222 

Abigail, 198 

Elizabeth, 198 

Ephraim, 198 

Experience, 198 

Fear, 222, 223 

Gideon, 223 

Hannah, 222 

Huldah, 198 

Jacob, 89 

James, 86 

John, 86, 251 

Jonathan, 86 

Joseph, 222, 223 

Josiah, 247 

Margery, 247 

Martha, 198 

Mercy, 86 

Phebe, 198 

Samuel, n, 86 

Sarah, 86, 89 

Silas, 86 

Solomon, 198 

Susanna, 89 

Theophilus, 198 

William, 86 
Lester, Waite, 147 

Lettice "I . 

Lettes j ' A1 ^ 

Elizabeth, 63 















. 






Index of Persons 



279 



Lettice 




etc., cont'd 


Linn eel, etc., cont'd 


Thomas, 63 


Sally, 20 


Lewis 




Samuel, 16, 229 


Lewes 




Sarah, 16, 19 


Luis 


, 141 


Solomon, 19 


Lues 




Thankful, 16, 19, 116 


Apphia, 71 


Thomas, 17, 155, 229 


Charles, 141 


Uriah, 16, 229 


Elizabeth, 67 


Zerviah, 18, 229 


George, 57 


Little ) 


Grace, 57 


Lttle f ' 243 


Isaiah, 55-57, 68, 72, 141, 227- Cluirles, 138 


230 


Ephraim, 224 


Martha, 118 


Thomas, 63 


Rebecca, 70 


Loblil, Isaac, 126 


Thomas, 53, 58, 59, 77, 141 


Lombard, Hannah, 152 


William, 67 


Peter, 152 


Lincoln, Phebe, 130 


Lord, , u, 82, 148 


Thomas, 130 


Hezekiah, 83 


LlNKERNUE y 

Linkhohnew I James, 55 

LlNCKELOO ) 


Loring, Caleb, 138 


Polycarpus, 126 


Lot ui< or 1 


Lydia, 55 


Lathrop 


LlNNELL 




Laythorp ' Abiel, 46 


LlNNEL 




Laythorpe 


LlNELL 




Lauthrop ) 


LlNEL 


■ . 16, 18, 19 


Ansell, 114 


LlNNILL 




Anselm, 111 


LlNNIL 




Barnabas, 93 


Abigail, 58, 230 


Benjamin, 38 


Alice, 14 


Belly, 1 14 


Benjamin, 19 


Daniel, 46 


Bethiah, 58 


Edward, 45 


David, 58 


Elijah, 241; 


Edmund, 16, 18 


Elizabeth, 90, 92, 213 


Elisha, 13, 15 


Experience, 38 


Elkanah, 15 


Hannah, 38 


Experience, 229 


Isaac, 46, 213 


Gould, 16 


John, 38, 45, 87 


Hannah, 57 


Jonathan, 90, <)2 


Isaac, 17 


Joseph, 38, 45, 59, 7 


Israel, 20 


114 


John, 19 


Lydia, 114 


Jonathan, 13, 19, 20, 156, 205, Mark, 45, 92, 254, 256 


229 


Mary, 45, 87, ill, 114 


Penninah, 58, 59 


Nathan, 90, 92 


Josiah, 14, 18 


Nathaniel, 38 


Lettice, 229 


Samuel, 45, 46, 90, 92 


Lydia, 16 


Sarah, 45, 46, 87, 92 


Martha, 13, 16 


Susanna, 87 


Mary, 229 


Thomas, 38, 58, 50 


Mercy, 18, 229 


Thomas H., 38 


Miriam, 15 


William, 114 


Phebe, 15 


Love, ~, 82 


Polly, 19 


Lovet, , 241 


Rachel, 22^) 


Lucas, Joseph, 194 


Rebecca, 17, 19, 52 


Lyon, Hannah, 221 


Robert, 58, 59 


Jedediah, 220 


Rutl 


1, 


229 


Martha, 221 



77-80, III, 



28o 



Index of Pi 



Lyon, cont'd 


Mayo, etc., cont'd 


Mary, 220 


Sarah, 13, 135 


Phebe, 219 


Sears, 17 


William, 221 


Thankful, 72, 140 




Theophilus, 15, 53, 140 


Maccabe j n . , 

■m ( Bridget, 4^ 

MECABE ) s / «tJ 


Thomas, 14, 15, 53, 156, 
Uriah, 14, 16, 18 


Mackfun, Agnes, 218 


McAllister, Abby M., 5 


Makepeace, Francis A., 5 


Betsey, 5 


Sophia, 5 


David W., 5 


Maker, Bussell, 118 


Edgar F., 5 


Samuel, 158 


James C, 5 


Mallinson ) 
Malloson ) i-5 


McFarlen, Elijah, 126 
Meeker, David, 228 


Joseph, 214 


Phebe, 228 


Marciiant, John, 29 


Merchant, see Marchant 


Mary, 26, 29 


Merrick, see Myrick 


Marnen, Patrick, 177 


Milaner, , 241 


Martin, Bryan, 14 


Miller, Benjamin, 217 


Elizabeth, 14 


David, 120, 217 


Matthews, James, 26 


John, 26, 217 


Samuel, 26 


Joseph, 217 


May hew, Thomas, 128 


Nathaniel, 120 


Mayo ) r 
May \ 


Priscilla, -.'17 

Susanna, 26, 120, 217 


Abigail, 15, 57, 233 


Mitchell } 

Mitchel > Edward, 88, 250 

Mich ell ) 


Alice, 140, 143 


Anna, 17, 230 


Anne, 57 


Elizabeth, 88, 247, 253 


Apphia, 56 


Experience, 59, 60 


Asa, 14, 230 


Jacob, 138 


Benjamin, 53 


Jane, 247, 253 


Constant, 140 


Joseph, 138, 139 


Content, 229 


Sarah, 54 


Ebenezer, 13, 140 


William, 54 


Elisha, 57, 156 


Mix, , 10, Hi, 82, 146, 24 


Elizabeth, 130, 140, 203 


James, 146 


Esther, 18 


Nathan, 9 


Eunice, 134 


Reuben, 10 


Hannah, 14, 54, 56, 57, 1 16, 135, 


Moore, John, 171 


140, 230 


Sarah, 171 


Heman, 20 


Thcodosius, 171 


James, 56 


Thomas, 171 


Jerusha, 140 


More, William, 145 


John, 233 


Mores, John, 73 


Jonathan, 17, 140, 207 


Phebe, 73 


Joseph, 56, 177 


Susanna, 73 


Joshua, 13 


Treat, 73 


Judah, 130 
Lydia, 14 


Morey } 

MORY \ ' IXI 


Mary, 14, 15, 53, 130, 140, 229 


Abigail, 111 


Mehitable, 233 


Elisha, in 


Mercy, 13-15 


Elizabeth, 41 


Nathaniel, 99, 156, 203, 233 


Hannah, 111 


Patience, 165, 166 


Jonathan, 41 


Rebecca, 53, 57, 140 


Joseph, in 


Richard, 176, 203 


Mary, 111 


Ruth, 16, 75, 140, 233 


Philemon, n 1 


Samuel, 16, 53, n6, 156, 158, 


Thomas, 41 


165, 176, 204 


Morgan, , 82 



:03, 205 



Index of Persons 



281 



II, 12, 8l 



Morgan, cont'd 

Benjamin, 10, 82 

James, 82 

Roiel, 10 
Morro, Francis, 24 
Morse \ 

Morss > , 9, 10, 12, 

Mors ) 

Jonathan, 5 

Nat, 82 

Nathaniel, 10, 

Patience, 2 
Morton, Anna, 114 

Clark, 129 

David, 129 

Eleazer, 129 

Elisha, 129 

Ephraim, 27, 185, 186 

George, 186, 213 

Ichabod, 129 

Jane, 139 

Joanna, 104 

John, 185, 186, 213 

Joseph, 114 

Josiah, no 

Lucy, 129 

Lydia, 31 

Maria, 115 

Mary, 42 

Melatiah, no 

Nathaniel, 31, 42, 115, 184-186, 
213, 239 

Oscar E., 129 

Oscar M., 129 

Peres, 114 

Phebe, 213 

Rebecca, 115, 213 

Rose, 213 

Sally, 129 

Samuel, 129 

Selh, no 

Thomas, 213, 244 

William, 213 

Moses ) T , .. 

,, > John, 214 

MOYSES 1 

Moxim, Abigail, 220 
Edmund, 220 
Jabez, 220 

MULFORD ) » ', 

,, J. Anne, 69 

MUI.FFORD ) V 

Ruth, 17 
Murdoch, John, 138 
Myrick 

MlRICK 

Meyrick 

MlKRICK 

Merrick 

Merricke 

Merick 



Benjamin, 203, 204 



Myrick, etc., cont'd 
Betty, 56 

Elizabeth, 56, 67, 132, 232 
Gideon, 177 

Hannah, 15, 18, 135, 230 
Heman, 15 
John, 14, 18 
Joseph, 67 
Lydia, 17 
Mary, 67, 68, 70 
Nathaniel, 14, 135, 203, 204 
Osburn, 20 
Reuben, 67, 206 
Ruth, 17 
Sarah, 15 
Thankful, 14, 19 
William, 15, 17, 35-37, 56, 204 

Nash, Samuel, 63 
Ned, Rulh, 17 
Negus, Jonathan, 179 
Nelson, Elizabeth, 121 

Hannah, 43 

John, 43, 217 

Judah, 217 

Lydia, 43 

Mary, 43 

Samuel, 43 

Thomas, 43, 217 

William, 121 
New co mb 1 
Newcumb . 
Mucokb Anne '57 

NUCOME ] 

Elizabeth, 65, 132 

Experience, 55 

Mary, 134 

Simeon, 55 
Newel, Hannah, 200 

Jonas, 200 

Joseph, 200 
Newland, Rose, 28 

William, 28 
Newman, , 234-237 

Anlipas, 234 

Hopestill, 235 

Noah, 235 

Samuel, 234-236 

Sybil, 235, 236 
Nicholson, Margaret, 113 

Seth, .113 
Nickerson ) 
Nicherson \ 

Abigail, 133 

Abigail C., 150 

Anna, 150 

Bethiah, 135 

Caleb, 130, 149 

Calvin, 152 



282 



Index of Persons 



Nickerson, etc., cont'd 

Charles, 149 

Deborah, 134 

Ebenezer, 149 

Edward, 133 

Eliphalet, 231 

Eliza, 152 

Elizabeth, 130 

Enos, 149 

Eunice, 130, 131, 149 

Evelina, 149 

Experience, 131 

Gideon, 135 

Hannah, 131, 133 

Hannah K., 150 

Harvey, 149 

Huldah C, 149 

Jemima A., 150 

Jennet, 16 

John, 135 

Jonathan, 150 

Joseph, 26 

Joshua, 16, 134 

Josiab, 150 

Lucy, 149 

Lumbart, 130, 131 

Luther, 20 

Maria, 149 

Mary, 19, 131-133. '35, M9» 150, 
152, 231 

Mercy, 131 

Molly, 19 

Moses, 133 

Nathan, 133 

Nathaniel, 19 

Nathaniel L., 149 

Nele, 152 

Olive, 149 

Phebe, 152 

Phineas, 152 

Prence, 131, 132 

Rebecca, 133 

Ruth, 131, 150 

Sally, 150 

Salome, 149 

Sarah, 133, 135 

Seth, 133 

Simeon C, 152 

Solomon, 152 

Sparrow, 133 

Stephen, 133 

Susanna, 133, 152 

Thomas, 135 

Uriah, 131 

William, 26, 94, 150 
Niles, Mercy, 220 
Nimrod, Daniel, 12 



NORCUT 
NORKUT 

Nokcot \ Abner, 76 

NORKOT 
NORKET 

Experience, 76 

Hannah, 76 

Priscilla, 76 

Ruth, 75 

William, 75, 76 
Norman, Elizabeth, 29 

Hugh, 29 
North v, John, 77 
Norton, Phebe, 127 
Nye I,, 
Ney j Benjaraig, 77 

Oakes j tr , , 

., > Hannah, 69 

Oaks \ 

Joshua D., 69 

Josiah, 69 

Margaret, 69 

Samuel, 69 

Urian, 69 
Okelley, Ruth, 134 

Orcutt > 88 

Orcut ) 

Desire, 88 

Experience, 88 

Hannah, 88 

Jacob, 89 

John, 88 

Mary, 88 

Sarah, 89 

Susanna, 88 

William, 89, 252 
Otis / r , 
OittS } John ' 33 

Nathaniel, 156 

Solomon, 150, 207 
Osbor'n J Samuel, 54, 70, 75, 140, 

OZBURN ) 142-144, 229, 230, 233 



97, 253 



Packard ) 
Packer ( 

Abel, 91 

Abiah, 91, 169 

Abigail, 91, 169, 170, 172 

Abijah, 197 

Abner, 172 

Ad in, 196 

Anne, 171 

Barnabas, 92 

Benjamin, 168, 171 

Betty, 171 

Caleb, 171 

Charity, 197 



Index of Persons 



283 



Packard, etc., cont'd 

Chloe, 171 

Cornelius, 196 

Daniel, 46, 256 

David, 169 

Deborah, 253, 255 

Deliverance, 253, 255, 256 

Desire, 171 

Ebenezer, 169 

Eldad, 196 

Eleazer, 170 

Elijah, 169 

Eliphalet, 46 

Elizabeth, 247, 248, 251, 253-256 

Hannah, 46, 169, 255 

Hephzibah, 171 

Isaac, 46, 169, 172 

Israel, 46, 196, 256 

Jacob, 168 

Jael, 255, 256 

Jedediah, 197 

Jerusha, 172 

Jesse, 171 

Joanna, 168 

John, 91, 92, 254, 255 

Jonathan, 172 

Joshua, 171 

Lucy, 172 

Lydia, 91 

Martha, 46, 168 

Mary, 46, 169, 171, 172, 255 

Mehitable, 46, 172 

Mercy, 170, 172 

Micah, 168 

Nathan, 168, 170 

Nathaniel, 170, 254-256 

N eh em i ah, 46 

Phebe, 196 

Robert, 47 

Ruth, 196 

Samuel, 171, 197, 247, 248, 251, 

253-256 

Sarah, 46, 168, 172 

Seth, 46, 171, 172 

Simeon, 171 

Solomon, 168 

Susanna, 46, 168, 197 , 

William, 169 

Zaccheus, 170, 254-256 

Zachariah, 169 

Zebulon, 168 

Zephaniah, 196 

Zerviah, 46 

Paddock \ r , .« 

r> \ David, 177 

Padock \ ' " 

Martha, 118 

Samuel, 178 

Paddy, , 27 

William, 27 



10, 176, 2^6 



Paige, -— — , 19 

Nathaniel, 19 
Paine \ 
Pain 
Payne ) 

Abigail, 65, 152 

Abigail C, 152 

Alice, 55, 143 

Dorcas, 189 

Ebenezer, 176 

Elisha, 65, 189 

Elizabeth, 206, 230 

Elkanah, 142, 201, 202 

Hannah, 14, 143, 153, 175, 176 

Isaac, 152 

James, 143^ 189 

John, 143, 189 

Joseph, 189 

Joshua, 229 

Mary, 189, 190 

Molly, 153 

Nathaniel, 176 

Nicholas, 97, 98, 189 

Phineas, 152 

Rebecca, 1 17, 229 

Reliance, 13, 142, 201, 202 

Ruth, 14, 70 

Samuel, 189, 190 

Sarah, 16, 71 

Shebua, 153 

Stephen, 235, 236, 238, 239 

Stephen Ii., 152 

Susan N., 152 

Thankful, 229 

Theophilus, 176 

Thomas, 13, 55, 63, 143, 189, 190, 
^02 

William, 138, 178, 206 
Palmer, , 148 

Anne, 67 

David, 11, 12 

Elizabeth, 152, 235 

Hannah, 152 

John, a, 178, 179 

Lorenda, 152 

Louisa A., 152 

Mary, 67 

Peggy, 152 

Polly, 152 

Rhodica, 152 

Thomas, 24 

William, 152 
Papillon, Mary, 114 
Park 
Parks 

Paul, 9, 147 

Philura, 66 
Parker, William, 62 
Partridge, George, 124 



Joseph, 12 



284 



Index of 1 



ersons 



-, 12, 236, 237 



82, I46, 24I 



Peck \ 

Pecke j 

Israel, 236-238 
John, 236-238 
Joseph, 236-239 
Nathaniel, 236-238 
Nicholas, 236-238 
Samuel, 236-238 

Peirce, see Pierce 

Pelton, , 240 

Paul, 240 

Pepper 1 -n 

T , > Benjamin, 17 

Peper \ 

Elizabeth, 68, 71 

Hannah, 17 

Isaac, 68 

Solomon, 158 

Perkins { 

PlRKINS ( 

Anne, 88 

Charles, 84 

Daniel, 88 

Ebenezer, 84 

Edward, 5 

Edward G., 5, 6 

Elisha, 146, 148 

Eunice, 5, 6 

Frances, 84 

Harriet, 6 

Harriet G., 5, 6 

Hephzibah, 84 

Jedediah, 81, 242 

Josiah, 126 

Mary, 84, 85 

Mary B., 6 

Nathan, 5, 6 

Richard, 88 

Sarah, 88 

Simon, 145 

Sm, 83 

Thomas, 84, 85 

William, 88 

William E., 6 
Perry, Abner, 39 

Benjamin, 39 

Edward, 77, 79 

Joanna, 39 

Joseph, 39 
Petti ncail, Akerman, 174 

Daniel, 174 

Joanna, 174 

Mehitoble, 174 

Silence, 174 

Stephen, 174 
Phillips ] 

Ph^LLIPES 

Philip 
Fileps J 

Benjamin, 176 



Abigail, 221 



105 



Amos, 215, 216 



Phillips, etc., cont'd 

Caleb, 256 

Happy, 134 

Lydia, 216 

Mary, 255 

Priscilla, 216 

Richard, 255 

Smalley, 134 

Thomas, 138 
Phinney j _ 
Phiney I ' 2I3 

Alice, 171 

Amie, 171 

Bel hi ah, 57 

Gershom, 131 

Joseph, 171 

Martha, 131 

Mary, 171 

Noah, 171 

Rebecca, 171 

Samuel, 57 
Pierce ) 
Peirce 
Peirse 
Pears e J 

Elizabeth, 55 

Eevi, 221 

Peter H., 5 

Ruth, 70 

Samuel, 70 

Sarah, 221 

Shadrach, 221 

William, 63 
Polden, Deborah, 

Elizabeth, 40 

Hannah, 40 

James, 40 

Jonathan, 40 

Lydia, 40 

Rebecca, 40 

Thomas, 40 

William, 40 
Pollard, William, 
Pope, Seth, 27 

Thomas, 27 
Powers ) 

Power ) • I28 > 

Pratt ) 
Prat J • 6 

Benajah, 106 

Bertha M., 6 

Betsey, 6 

Charles S., 6 

Daniel, 247 

Deborah, 6 

Ebenezer, 6 

Irene B., 6 

Irene S., 6 

Mary, 247 



40 



146 



Index of Person: 



285 



Pratt, etc., cont'd 

Oren S., 6 

Phcbe, 6, 106 

Phebe A., 6 

Phebe M., 6 

Phineas, 219, 220 

Priscilla, 106 

Ruth, 220 

S., 20 

Samuel, 174, 219 

Sarah, 174, 219, 220 

Sarah L., 6 

Simeon M., 6 

Sylvia, 6 

Thalia E., 6 

Wiboree, 219 

William S., 6 

William W., 6 

Zorobabel W., 6 
Prence i 

Prince > Hannah. 116 
Prins ; 

Joshua, 155 

Mercy, 1 16 

Thomas, 30-32, 34, 124, 178, 179, 
181, 182, 184, 185, 212, 243-246 
Prentis, John, 242 
Presbery, John, 28 
Pride, , io, 148 

Absalom, 148 

Ezra, 147 

Harbud, 82, 14S 

JosJ>, 240 

Micajah, 83, 148 

Paul, 240 

William, .10 
Prince, see Prence 
Pryok, Benjamin, 124, 125 

John, 124 
Pulcieer, Abiel, 40 

Bethiah, 40 

Joseph, 40 



QUASON, 



176, 204 



Randall, Hannah, 255 

Thomas, 255 

William, 179-183 
Ransome, Robert, 243, 

Sarah, 218 

William, 218 

Zilpah, 218 
Rawlins, Lydia, 62 

Nathaniel, 62 

Thomas, 62 
Raymond, , 11 

Amos, 121 

Christiana, 121, 221 

Drusilla, 121 



244 



Raymond, cont'd 

Mckahan, 221 

Mercy, 121 

Peter, 121,. 221 

Samuel, 1.21 

Susanna, 121 
Reed, Elizabeth, 6 

John, 238, 239 

Rebecca, 6 

Samuel, 6 

Sarah, 219 

William, 6, 219 

Remick I ,-., . 

r , > Christian. 72 

Ramick ) 

Daniel, 72 

Elizabeth, 72 

Hannah, 72 

Isaac, 72 

Joseph, 72 

Mere>, 72, 75 

Sarah, 72 
Reynolds, Alice, 122, 221 

Charity, 120, 217 

Electious, 24, 120, 217 

Enos, j 20 

Ephraim, 122, 221 

Hannah, 221 

Isaac, 220 

Joel, 122 

Joshua, 120 

Judah, 120 

Mercy, 220 

Nathaniel, 38 

Sarah, 217 
Rich, Ann, 41 

Ebenezer, 41 

Eleazer, 41 

Elizabeth, 41 

Nathaniel, 41 

Rebecca, 41 

Thomas, 95, 96 

Walter, 41 

Richards, , 146 

Richmond, Elizabeth, 220 

Joseph, 220 

Josiah, 220 

Rider ) a K , 

t> I , 38, 64, in, 162, 243 

Ryder ) 

Amos, 162 

Atkins, 150 

Benjamin, 150 

Bethiah, 150 

Deborah, 38, III, 150 

Elizabeth, 55 

Ephraim, 152 

Eunice, 130, 131 

Ezekiel, ill, 112 

Ezra, 112 

Gershom, 55 



286 



Index of Persons 



Rider, etc., cont'd 

Hannah, 38, 64, 132 

Harding, 132 

James, 132 

Jerusha, 132 

John, 64, 178 

Joseph, in 

Joshua, 112 

Keziah, in 

Lemuel, in 

Lois, 38 

Lydia, 150 

Margaret, in, 112 

Maria, 38 

Martha, 38, 152 

Mary, 26, 38, 64 

Mercy, 64, 134 

Moses, 133 

Nathaniel, 130, 131, 152 

Nathaniel G., 150 

Patience, m, 133 

Patty, 152 

Rebecca, 132 

Reuben, 152 

Ruth, 162 

Samuel, 26, 38 

Sarah, 38, 111 

Thomas, 162 
Ring, Deborah, 138 

Elizabeth, 34 

Hannah, 213 

Jonathan, 126 

William, 213 
Ripley, Abigail, 198 

Christopher, 168 

John, 168 

Jonathan, 168 

Martha, 168 

Mary, 168 

Robert, 198 

Samuel, 168, 198 

Sarah, 168 

Timothy, 128, 168 

William, 168 
ROBBINS 1 . . . ., r, 
Robins \ Ab,gad B " 105 

Almira H., 6, 105 

Benjamin, 6, 7 

Elizabeth, 7 

Ephraim, 6, 105 

James, 56 

John, 7 

Joseph, 56 

Manasseh, 6 

Nahum D., 7 

Patience, 7 

Samuel, 127 

Thankful, 56, 234 



in, 150, 243, 244 



18-20 
1 8, 190 



Robbins, etc., cont'd 

Zeruiah, 7 
Robinson, , 12 

Olive, 66 

Samuel, 179 

ROBY, , 15 

Rockwell, Mary, 147 
Rogers ) 
Rogers e ) 

Abigail, 

Achsah, 17 

Asa, 19 

Benjamin, 42 

Caleb, 133 

Crisp, 167 

Debby, 17 

Deborah, 133, 

Ebenezer, 17, 

Eleazer, 138, 

Elizabeth, 14, 

Elkanah, 167 

Hannah, 14, 42, 52, 133, 144, 165, 
• 166 

Hezekiah, 14 

Jabez, 141 

James, 14, 17, 20, 52, 165, 190 

Jerusha, 17 

John, 9, 42, 165, 190, 252, 253 

Jonathan, 14, 18, 52, 69 

Joseph, 34, 165, 166 

Joshua, 17, 19 

Josiah, 19, 20 

Judah, 15, 16, 20, 155, 165, 166 

Lemuel, 20 

Lydia, 17 

Martha, 166, 167 

Mary, 14-16, 130, 165, 166, 190 



134 

144 

165, 166, 190 

19, 69,. 70, 140 



:6s, 166 



Mehitabl 

Naomi, 18 
Nathaniel, 53, 70 
Nehemiah, 141 
Patience 
Phebe, 42 
Prince, 16 
Priscilla, 16 
Rebecca, 16 
Ruth, 141 
Samuel, 133 
Sarah, 17, 20 
Silence, 141 
Solomon, 13 
Susanna, 34 
Sylvanus, 16 
Tabilha, 1 7 
Temperance, 
Tempy, 19 
Thomas, 15, 
Timothy, 19 
Uriah, 19 



-'33 



53, 70, 140, 141, 166 



141 

34, 165 















1 



. 



Index of Perse 



287 



Rogers, etc., cont'd 
Viana, 20 
Zenas, 17 

ROSETER, , 83, I45 

ROTHERMEL, P. F., 64, I28 

Rowe, Mary, 20 

RUDD, , 12, 83, 84, I45-I47, 241, 

242 

Ruggles, Benjamin, 220 
Ryder, see Rider 

Sachamose, indian, 95 



b AFFORD, 



240 



Samson | . 
Sampson f Azubah - * 

Benjamin, 125, 160 

Bethiah, 222 

Deborah, 215 

Desire, 44 

Ebenezer, 159 

Elizabeth, 44, 159 

Elnathan, 210 

Esther, 210 

George, 160, 193, 194, 214, 215 

Gershom, 222 

Hannah, 159, 160, 193, 194 

Ichabod, 42, 210 

Isaac, 127 

Jemima, 44, 213 

John, 122, 160 

Jonathan, 127 

Lazarus, 213 

Lydia, 7, 160 

Martha, 222 

Mary, 7, 120, 122, 160, 222 

Mercy, 42, 210, 222 

Noah, 44 

Obadiah, 7, 120, 122, 222 

Samuel, 7, 210, 222 

Sarah, 160, 219 

Southworth, 44 

Thomas, 42 
Sanders, Elizabeth, 162 

Jonathan, 162 

Mary, 162 
Savehy \ 

Savory > Bethiah, 43 
Severy ) 

Esther, 43 

James, 43 

Lemuel, 43 

Lucia, 218 

Martha, 218 

Mary, 218 

Priscilla, 43 

Ruth, 43 

Soiomon, 218 

Thomas, 43, 218 

William, 43 



Belinda, 20 



191 



Edward, 252 



Skabury, , 15, 19, 20 

Barnabas, 91 

Isaac, 20 

Joseph, 15 

Mary, 91 

Rebecca, 15, 91 
Seamans, Job, 192 
Sears 
Gears 

Benjamin, 178 

Bethiah, 133 

Catherine, 18 

Edward, 126, 

Eleazer, 133 

Fear, 1 34 

Judah, 177 

Nathan, 135 

Rebecca, 135 

Tabitha, 134 
Seely 
Sele 

Elizabeth, 252, 253 
Selew, Asa, 73 

Ebenezer, 73 

John, 73 

Mercy, 73 

Philip, 73 
Shaw, Constant, 97-99 

Edward L., 7 

George, 97~99 

John, 94, 97-99 

Levi, 7 

Ruby, 7 

Shearman ) . , , 
_ > Deborah, 4 

Shareman ) 

Joshua, 44 

Lydia, 17 

Micah, 17 

Nathaniel, 44 
Sherive, Thomas, 30 
Short, Thankful, 7 

William, 7 
Shurtleff 
Shurtliff 
Shurtliffe 
s hurt life 

SlIIRTLEFF 

Shirti.iffe 
Abiel, 114 
Elizabeth, 
Lucy, 114 
Lydia, 112 
Mary, 113 
Mercy, 112 
Nathaniel, 1 
Nathaniel B. 
Patience, 113 
Sarah, 112, 113, 138 
Thankful, 112 



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63 



2S 



288 



Index of Persons 






Shurtleff, etc., cont'd 

Thomas B., 112 

William, 63, 1 13 
Silvester, Benjamin, 61, 62 

Charity, 62 

Dinah, 61 

Elizabeth, 61 

Hester, 61 

Israel, 61 

John, 61, 62 

Joseph, 61, 62 

Lydia, 61 

Mary, 38 

Naomi, 61, 62 

Richard, 60-62 
Simon, Timothy, 146 
Simmons ) ~ , , 
Simons } Caleb ' 21? 

David, T20, 217, 223 

Deborah, 223 

Desire, 223 

Joseph, 187, 188 

Mary, 187, 188 

Moses, 120 

Priscilla, 120, 217, 223 
Simpson j 

SlMSON ) t Vi > */ 

Sitson, , 95, 155, 166, 204 

John, 156 

Sam, 156 

Tom, 156 
Skiffe 
Skeffe 

Stephen, 76-78 
Seator, Hannah, 132 
Smalev, Joseph, 53 

Priscilla, 53 
Smith, , 19, 20, 99, 176 

Abigail, 17, 57, 58 

Anne, 228 

Asa, 19 

Bangs, 20 

Barnabas, 70, 228 

Bashua, 177 

Benjamin, 13, 14 

Bethiah, 57 

Betty, 53 

Daniel, 120, 187 

David, 97, 98, 135 

Deborah, 28, 120, 218, 227 

Ebenezer, 229 

Elijah, 132 

Elisha, 18, 231, 232 

Elizabeth, 13, 69, 132, 135, 21; 
220 

Eunice, 232 

Experience, 218 

Gideon, 75 

Hannah, 26, 131, 218 



Bathshua, 28 



120, 134, 

42 

67, 176, 177 



33, i76, 



Smith, cont'd 
Heman, 53 
Hitta, 18 
Huldah, 19, 177 
Ichabod, 218 
Isaac, 75 
Israel, 218 
Jael, 255, 256 
James, 218 
Jennet, 231, 2^2 
Jedediah, 13 
Jeremiah, 176 
Jerusha, 74 
Jesse, 229 
John, 28, 53, 60, 69, 

218, 255, 256 
Jonathan, 218, 229, 
Joseph, 20, 55, 113, 
Josiah, 17, 231 
Lewis, 20 
Lois, 14 
Lydia, 113, 134 
Martha, 70 
Mary, 55, 57, 74, 75, 

177 
Mercy, 135 
Moses, 231 
Nathan, 74, 75 
Nathaniel, 57, 58 
Nehemiah, 13 
Phebe, 16-18, 53, 74 
Rachel, 121 
Ralph, ' 19, 96, 204 
Richard, 26, 27 
Ruth, 17, 53, 70, 75 
Samuel, 55, 93, 121, 177, 189, 229 
Sarah, 14, 1 13, 229 
Seth, 135, 228, 229 
Silvanus, 53 
Stanley W., i, 13, 63, 92, 154, 

201 
Susanna, 218 
Tamzin, 75 

Thankful, 70, 228, 229 
Thomas, 26, 27, 218, 246, 247 
William, 19, 121, 176, 229 
Williams, 227 
Zoeth, 16, 75 
Snell, Abigail, 172, 198 
Anna, 172 
Anne, 50 
Charles, 49, 171 
Ebenezer, 198 
Elijah, 172 
Hannah, 49, 50, 199 
Issachar, 198 
John, 50 
Jonathan, 49 
Joseph, 49, 50 






Index of Persons 



289 



Snki.l, cont'd 

Josiah, 172 

Martha, 50 

Mary, 49, 172 

Mehitable, 50, 171 

Nathan, 50, 172 

Nathaniel, 50 

Rhoda, 172 

Samuel, 50 

Seth, 50 

Silence, 50 

Solomon, 50 

Susanna, 50, 171 

Zachariah, 198, 199 

Zebedee, 198 

Zebulon, 50 
Snow, -— , 18-20, 51 

Aaron, 7, iy t 197 

Abiathar, 18 

Abigail, 14, 15, 17 

Abijah, 87 

Abner, 19 

Anna, 34, 36, 37 

Rathshua, 231 

Benjamin, 54, 55 

Bethiah, 47, 68 

Caleb, 200 

Daniel, 84 

David, 13, 14, 18 

Dorcas, 15 

Drusilla, 20 

Ebenezer, 200, 231 

Edmund, 18, 19 

Edward, 177, 230 

Eleazer, 47 

Elizabeth, 16, 84, 142, 230 

Elnathan, 19, 20, 232 

Ephraim, 14 

Eunice, 17, 68, 230 

Experience, 74 

Ezekiel, 7 

Hannah, 15, 75, 142, 229-231 

Heman, 15, 17, 20 

Hope, 231 

HuJdah, 16 

Isaac, 15, 74 

Jabez, 68, 71, 142, 230 

James, 47, 75, 87 

Jane, 7, 55, 75 

Jedidah, 7 

Jesse, 196 

John, 47, 84, 229 

Jonathan, 7, 17, 18, 73, 74, 196 

Joseph, 84 

Josiah, 18, 142 

Josiah H., 19 

Joshua, 230 

Lucia, 17 

Lydia, 55, 74, U4 



Snow, cont'd 

Mark, 34 

Martha, 14 

Mary, 14, 18, 19, 54, 65, 68, 70, 
1 16, 189 

Mercy, 18, 68 

Micajah, 15 

Mirrick, 15 

Moses, j 6, 197 

Naomi, 47 

Nathaniel, 200, 205 

Nicholas, 30, 37, 51, 155, 166 

Phebe, 232 

Princej 16 

Rebecca, 15, 55, 196 

Reliance, 16 

Robert, 68 

Roxana, 19 

Ruth, 20, 75, 87 

Samuel, 7, 132, 196, 231 

Sarah, 84, 132, 196, 200 

Seth, 75 

Stephen, 14, 19, 34, 51, 175 

Susanna, 18, 47, 51, 55, 75, 84 

Sylvia, 7 

Thankful, 13, 54, 55, 73, 74 

Thomas, 14, 19, 55 

William, 47, 75 

Zcruiah, 17 

Zeviah, 75 
Sojm.k, Amasu, 199 

Asa, 199 

Edmund, 199 

Esther, 199 

Hannah, 199 

James, 199 

Oliver, 199 

Salter, 199 

Samuel, 199 

Sarah, 199 

Silence, 199 
Soule ) r. • 
Soul ( Bcn -> amin > 1( J3, *94 

Ebenezer, 126, 193, 194 
Ephraim, 128 
George, 193 
Hannah, 193 
Jacob, 24, 128 
John, 24, 193 
Mary, 7, 24 
Sarah, 193 

Zachariah, 7, 193, 194, 215 
Southworth, Bathsheba, 7 
Constance, 52 
Ebenezer, 221 
Edward, 7, 187 
Elizabeth, 221 
Esther, 8 
Gideon, 7, 8, 218, 220 



IQO 



Index of Persons 



Southworth, cont'd 
Ichabod, 7, 8 
Jael, 7, 220 
John, 7, 188 

Molly, 7 
Nathaniel, 7, 8 
Peleg, 221 

Rebecca, 8, 218, 220 
Susanna, 7, 8 
Thomas, 212, 244 
William, 8 

S PAR-ROW, -, 19, 167, 

Abigail, 16 

Abigail Y., 20 

Anne, 69, 70 

Anna, 68, 70 

Apphia, 68, 70 

Clarissa R., 8 

Elizabeth, 13, 17, 6q, 233 

Esther, 13 

Isaac, 13, 15, 16, 19 

Jabez, 14, 207 

James, 70 

Jesse, 20 

John, 16, 69, 207 

Jonathan, 56, 92, 97-99, 154, 156- 
158, 201-204, 206-208 

Joseph, 204, 206-208 

Joshua, 19, 69 

Josiah, 15, 18 

Keziah, 13 

Mary, 13 

Mercy, 15, 17, 55, 56 

Molly, r4 

Nathaniel, 69 

Phebe, 232 

Rebecca, 17, 20, 229 

Richard, 13, 56, 69, 167, 203, 205 

Rosanna, 16 

Sally, 20 

Samuel, 20 

Seth, 17 

Solomon, 13, 16 

Stephen, 68-70, 206 

Thomas, 13, 69 

Zerviah, 18 
Spear e, Ebenezer, 200 

Jane, 200 

Samuel, 200 

Spicer, , 82 

Spooner, Elizabeth, 27 

William, 27 
Sprague, Jethro, 124 

Spr'oat I g 

Sprout ( ' 

Abby, 8 

Esther, 220 

James, 8 

Nathaniel, 220 



Standish, Alexander, 123, 187, 190, 
193 

Ayerick, 126 

Desire, 187, 191 

Ebenezer, 123, 125-127 

Experience, 123-125 

Ichabod, 190, 191 

John, 127, 128 

Mary, 190, 191 

Moses, 123, 126-128 

Myles, 123, 124, 187, 190, 193 

Patience, 124 

Penelope, 123-125 

Phebe, 190, 191 

Priscilla, 124 

Rachel, 126, 127 

Rebecca, 127 

Sarah, 124, 127, 193 

Zachariah, 123, 126 

Zerviah, 127 

Staples, Simon, 8 

Starr } ... . . ., . 

c J- Benjamin. 26 
Staare ) J 

Thomas, 26 
Stetson ) 
Stitson j 

Jedediah, 160 

Jonah, 126 

Mehitable, 160 

Robert, 32, 33 

Ruth, 160 

Sarah, 160 

Steward / T ,. 
,-, > Lbei 

S IE WERT J 

Ruth, 55 

William, 148 
Stone, Nathaniel, 69, 71, 72, 119, 177 
Stumis, James, 72 

Sarah, 72 
Sturgis \ 
Sturc.es \ 



Barzilla, 160 



mezer, 55 



64 



Desire, 64 
Edward, 29 
Elizabeth, 29 
Sturtevant ) 

S.T.URTIVANT / All! 

Stertevant ; 

Church, 191 

John, 137 

Josiah, 126 

Samuel, 27 

Swain, Hannah, 18 

Sweat ) . 

<- > Anna, 58 

Swet ( ' a 

Barnabas, 58 

Benjamin, 55, 56 

Elizabeth, 67 

Hannah, 56 

John, 58 



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Index of Persons 



291 



Sweat, etc., cont'd 

Joseph, 55, 58 

Mary, 53, 58 

Noah, 56 

Sarah, 55, 56 

Ziba, 58 
Swift, -, 60, 210 

Abiah, 42 

Abigail, 210 

Jane, 210 

John, 210 

Joseph, 210 

Joshua, 210 

Lusanna, 210 

Nathaniel, 42 

Rufus, 42 

Taylor J 

a , > 19, 20, 176 

Iayleu ) y ' ' ' 

Abigail, 74, 176 

Ann, 29, 74 

Anna, 16 

Bangs, 20 

Davis, 19 

Edward, 74, 176 

Isaac, 20 

John, 16, 74, 176 

Mary, 74, 130 

Rebecca, 14 

Richard, 26, 29 

Ruth, 26, 29 
Templare j _ 
Templer \ ' 29 

Hannah, 28 

Richard, 28, 29 

Samuel, 29 
Thacher ) John, 64, 93, 94, 96, 97, 
Thatcher j 99, 100, 154-157, 202, 
203 

Judah, 177 

Peter, 218, 219 

Susanna, 219 
Thom— , Asenath, 8 

Hannah, 8 

Seth, 8 
Thomas, , 137, 210 

Abigail, 210, 211 

Ann, 114 

Bartlett, 8 

Benjamin, 8, 222 

Content, 8 

David, 121 

Deborah, 8 

Elizabeth, i 

Ephraim, 2 

Henry, 122 

Hope, 219 

Ichabod 

Israel, 219 



Abigail, 121, 221 



114, 222 



8, 21: 



Thomas, cont'd 
James, 210 

John, 210, 213 
Jonathan, 122, 21 1 

Josiah, 124 

Lydia, 8 

Mary, 8, 114, 120, 121, 211 

Nathaniel, 211, 213, 250 

Peleg, 215, 216 

Perez, 8 

Peter, 114 

Phebe, 219 

Prudence, 219 

Ruth, 122 

Samuel, 8 

Sarah, 8 

Susanna, 211, 222 

Sylvanus, 120 

Thomas V., 8 

William, 8, 114, 120, 121, 211 

Zenas, 8 
Thompson ) 
Thomson 
Tom son 
tompson j 

Amasa, 191 

Amos E.-, 8 

Anna T., 9 

Caleb, 121, 221 

Christiana, 9 

Cordelia T., 9 

Ebenezer, 191 

Edward, 8, g, 23 

Elizabeth, 121, 222 

Hannah, 221 

lienry F., 9 

Hiram,. 9 

Isaac, 9 

Isaac E., 9 

Jacob, 121, 191, 193, 194, 222 

John, 9, 27, 28, 220, 221, 250 

Eucia, 121 

Lydia, 220, 221 

Lydia R., 9 

Mary, 8, 9, 193 

Reuben, 128 

Shubael, 220 

Susanna, 221 
Thrasher, Esther, 220 
Thurbeu, Agatha, 219, 221 

Ann, 220 

John, 220 

Samuel, 219, 221 

Stephen, 221 

Thurston ) ~ „ 

n. > Grace is., 120 

lllJKSTON J ' J 

Mary, y6 
Tii.iiY, — — , 25 
Tji.den, Joseph, 59 



292 



Index of Persons 



Tilly, Hugh, 25, 26 
Tilson, Jacob, 222 

Judith, 222 

Timothy, 222 

TlNKlIAM 
TlNCKHAM 

TlNCKOM ) , 24, IOO-I03 

TlNCKCOM 
TlNKCOM 

Abigail, too 

Abigail H., iox 

Adaline F., i&o 

Agnes, 100-102, 218, 223 

Alva, 102 

Amasa, 100 

Amos, 100, 1.03 

Anna T., poo 

Asaph, mo, *q-2 

Asenath, roo 

Benjamin, he-oo 

Bethuel, 100 

Betsey, too., 101 

Caleb, 113, 114 

Chandler, 100 

Charles. 10 1 

Chloe, 100, 101 

Cornelius, 100 

David, poo 

Ebenezer, ioo-ro2, 113, 223 

Elisha, i-ej, 1-03, 221 

Elizabeth, LOO-102 

Enoch, 103 

Ephrairn, -«>i 

Esther, 101 

Eunice, toi 

Fear, 114, 120 

George H., 101 

George W., ioi 

Gideon, 100 

Hannah, 101, 102, 219, 223 

Harvey, 101 

Hazael, 101-103 

Helkiah, 138 

Hope, ioi 

Huldah, 101 

Ira S., 101 

Isaac, 223 

Jacob, 101 

James, 100, 101, 113 

Jane, 101, 113 

Jane G., 101 

Jeremiah, 100-102, 221 

Jerusha, 100-102, 220 

Joanna, 102, 120, 221 

John, 100-102, 137, 138, 220 

Joseph, 100-102, 218, 223 

Joseph C, 102 

Josiah, 100, 102, 103 

Lavinia, ioi. 102 



Tinkham, etc., cont'd 

Levi, 102 

Lois B., 102 

Lucinda, 10 r, 102 

Lucy, Kjo-103 

Lydia, 217 

Martha, 219, 220 

Mary, 24, 100, 102, 103, 113, 120, 
217 

Mary E., 102 

Melatiah, 120, 220 

Mercy, 100, 113, 219 

Molly, 102 

Moses, 102 

Naomi, 100, 102, 221 

Nathaniel, 114 

Patience, 10 1, 102, 114 

Paulina T., 102 

Perez, 102 

Peter, 100-102 

Phebe, 113 

Priscilla, 102, 113, 223 

Rachel B., 100, 102, 103 

Rebecca W., 103 

Reland, 1 01-103 

Reliance, 103 

Ruth, 103 

Samuel, 101-103, I2 °. 217, 220 

Sarah, 100, 103, 113, 114 

Seth, 24, 100-103, 120 

Shubael, 100, 102, 103, 223 

Sophia, 103 

Susan, 103 

Susanna, 103, 113 

Sylvanus, 100, 103 

William L., 101 

Zebedee, 100-103 
Toiiey 
Toby 

David, 207 
Tomkins, , 188 

TOKKEY ) n , , 

—, ( Deborah, 122 

1 OREY ) ' 

Emme, 122 

Fear, 122 

James, 61, 62, 182, 184 

Joseph, 236 

Mercy, 220 

William, 122 

Tracy, , 146, 147, 241 

Daniel, 81 
Elisha, 81 
Isaac, 242 
John, 83 

Josh 8l 

Trap, , 241, 242 

Trask, Abigail, 200 

John, 200 

Penelope, 200 



Bes> 



Index of Persons 



^93 



Trask, cont'd 
Samuel, 200 

Sarah, 200 

William, 200 
Treat, Abigail, 68, 72, 73 

Elizabeth, 73 

Experience, 72 

Hannah, 73 

John, 68, 72, 7$ 

Joshua, 97, 98 

Martha, 73 

Mercy, 73 

Phebe, 73 

Rachel, 73 

Samuel, 54~57, 67, 73, 74 

Sarah, 73 
Tkiuou, Bathsheba, 103 

Louisa M., 103 

Melzar, 103 

Nahurii H., 103 

Nahum M., 103 

Sarah H., 103 
Tuckei;, , 83 

Benjamin, 120, 218 

Manasseh, 120, 218 

Samuel, 219 

Sarah, 120, 218 

Susanna, 219 
Tupper, , 160 

Charles, 160 

Eliakim, 160 

Hannah, 103 

Ichabod, 103 

Jedidah, 219 

Mary, 160 

Mehitable, 219 

Ruth, 160 
Turner, , 222, 249 

Elizabeth, 217, 222 

Ezekiel, 126 

George, 85 

Japheth, 217, 222 

John, 8s, 184 

Mar}', 85 

Samuel, 217 

Sarah, 85 

Susanna, 28 
Twining ) 

Twinning / , 18, 19, 51 

Tw wining ) 

Abigail, 71 

Alice, 140 

Apphia, 71 

Barnabas, 17, 18, 167 

Eleazer, 71 

Elijah, 71 

Elizabeth, 34, 35, 51, 52, 67 

Hannah, 16 

Jonathan, 15, 17, 167 



181 



104 



Twining, etc., cont'd 
Lucy, 19 
Mercy, 18 
Prince, 16, 19 
Rebecca, 17 
Ruth, 71, 143 
Sarah, 15 
Stephen, 35-37 
Tamesin, 17 
Thankful, 16, 140 
Thomas, 15, 71, 140 
William, 34, 35, 37, 
7'. 96, 175 

Upton, , 82 

Ephraim, 82 

Valler, Ann, 1 1 1 
John, in 
Lois, 1 1 1 

M a ry , 1 1 1 

Sarah, in 

Silas, in 

Silvanus, in 

Simeon, in 

Vassall I r . 
,, } John, 

Varssall \ ' 

William, 182 

Vaughan, David, 

E., 104 

Elias, 103 

Elisha, 103, 104 

Elizabeth, 103 

George, 52, 104 

Hannah, 104, 219 

Huldah, 104 

J.'i 104 

Jerusha, 220 

Jesse, 104 

Joanna, 104 

John, 104 

Joseph, 104, 219 

Josiah, 104 

Levi, 104 

Lois, 104 

Margaret, 104 

Mary, 104 

Mercy, 104 

Phebe, 104 

Ruth, 104 

Sarah, 104 

Thankful, 104 

Thomas, 103, 104 
Vermayes, Benjamin, 

Mercy, 28 
Vickkry 

VlCKKKIE 

Dorcas, 189 
Ichabod, 178 



38, Si, 52, 



Benjamin 190 



294 



Index of Persons 



Vincent, Mary, 28 

Wadswortii, , 

Abiah, 139 
Elisha, 138 
John, 124 
Mary, 139 
Samuel, 249 
Uriah, 124 

Wald'en, - - — , 241 

Walker 

Walk 



5, 216 



Andrew, 56, 57, 68 



Anna, 56 

Anne, 68, 69 

David, 69, 144 

Deborah, 227 

Dorcas, 56, 57 

Eleazer, 69 

Elizabeth, 74 

Hannah, 68 

Joanna, 74 

John, 57 

Joshua, 56 

Matthew, 74 

Mercy, 57 

Nathaniel, 56, 68, 74 

Peter, 56, 219 

Priscilla, 68 

Richard, 74 

Sarah, 56, 219 

Susanna, 57, 68 

William, 68, 69, 144 

Walworth / ,-,. 

,,, > Chester. 145 

WOLWORTH \ 

John, 145 

Samuel, 148 
Ward, Elizabeth, 75 

George, 75 

Joseph, 75 

Mary, 75 

Priscilla, 75 

Rebecca, 75 
Warden, Peter, 51 
Warren, Anjaneit, 104 

Ann M., 104 

Anna, 63 

Benjamin, 104, 105, 1 

Betsey, 104, 105 

Cornelius, 122 

Daniel, 104, 105 

Fanny M., 104 

Galen, 104, 105 

George, 104 

Huldah, 105 

Ir-ena, 104, 105 

James, 122 

Jedidah, 105, 219 

John M., 105 

Keziah, 105, 106 



4, 219 



i7 



48, 247, 253. 254 



Warren, cont'd 

Maria P., 105 

Mary, 122 

Mercy, 105 

Nathan, 105, 106 

Nathaniel, 2.14 

Phebe L., 105 

Polly, 105 

Priscilla, 105 

Rebecca, 114 

Richard, 63 

Royaliriend, 105 

Sarah, 105, 219 

Silvanus, 105 
Wascoat, Benjamin, 2 

Hannah, 217 

Margaret, 217 

Phebe, 217 

Thomas, 217 

WASlfLMJKN I 

Washburne I 
Washbourne j 
Washborn J 

Abiel, 105 

Abigail, 49, 121 

Alice, 49 

Benjamin, 48, 249, 250 

Betty, 88 

Cornelius, 48, 172, 173 

Daniel, 172 

Deborah, 253, 255 

Deliverance, 253, 255, 256 

Ebenezer, 48, 173 

Edward, 121 

Eliezer, 48 

Elizabeth, 48, 88, 105, 121 

248, 249, 251, 253, 254 
Elizabeth 11., 105 
Ellen C, 105 
Emily T., 105 
Experience, 49, 172, 173 
Ezekiel, 49 
George, 105 
Hannah, 48, 90, 199 
Ichabod, 216 
Ira, 199 

Isabella P., 105 
James, 121, 248-253 
Jane, 250 
Joanna, 48, 173 
Job, 49 

John, 247-254 
Jonathan, 48, 249-253 
Joseph, 248, 252, 253 
Josiah, 48 
Lemuel, 48 
Lydia, 91, 247 
Margery, 247 
Martha, 48, 91 



^47, 



Index of Persons 



'95 



Washburn, etc., cont'd 

Mary, 48, 88, 90, 247, 249 

Moses, 199 

Nathan, 48, 172, 173 

Noah, 48 

Orville, 105 

Peter, 199 

Philander, 105 

Philip, 49, 247, 248, 253, ^54 

Rebecca, 48 

Robert, 173, 199 

Samuel, 248-250, 252, 253, 255. 

$arah, 250, 252 

Silas, 48 

Sylvia, 216 

Solomon, 91 

Tabitha, 91 

Thankful, 49 

Thomas, 88, 248, 250-253, 255, 
256 

Timothy, 90 

William, 49 

Zipporah, 49 
Waterman, , 12 

Betsey, 105 

Elisha, 105 

Elizabeth, 41 

Elkanah, 41 

Hannah, 41 

James, 41 

Jo., 126 

John, 41 

Joseph, 128, 221 

Martha T., 105 

Patience, 221 
Watson, Elizabeth, 27 

George, 27, 214 

John, 138 

Samuel, 27 
Webb, Benjamin, 57, 67, 69-71, 227, 

228, 231, 234 
Webber, Priscilla, 115 

Richard, 115 
Welch, — — , 9 
West, Bethiah, 40 

Charles, 40 

Jean, 40 

John, 40 

Mary, 40 

Pelatiah, 188 

Sarah, 40 

Silas, 40 

William, 40 
Westcott, see Wascoat 
Weston, , 188 

Abigail, 107, 188 

Abigail B. R., 105 

Abner, 109, 124 

Benjamin, 126 



\7, 188 



180 



iraee, 228 



44 

228 



loin 



Weston, cont'd 

Desire, 187 

Edmund, 186, 187 

Eliphas, 124 

Ellis, 6, 105 

Elnathan, 186-188 

Huldah, 109 

Jane, 187 

John, 187 

Joseph, a 88 

Mary, 109, 

Myra A., 105 

Nathan, 187 

Prudence, 211 

Samuel, 124, 1! 

Sarah, 124, 187, 188, 211 

Thomas, 107 
Wetherell ) 

WlTJIKELL > G 
WlTHERIL ) 

Hannah, 40, 44 

John, 228 

Lusanna, 228 

Mercy, 228 

Rebecca, 40, 41, 

Theophilus, 228 

William, 40, 44, 
Wetiierhead 
Wither head 

Mary, 115 

Mercy, 115 

Rebecca, 114, 1 

Pern ember, 114, 

Samuel, 1x5 
Wiialey, Alexander, 120 

Elizabeth, 120 

Margaret, 120 
Wheelor, , 10 

Will EDEN j ~ , , 

i Eed , 26 

W 1 eh en \ 

Henry, 26 
White, Benjamin, 219, 2. 

Edward, 172 

Elizabeth, ^3, 184 

Go win, 182-184 

Huldah, 172 

lmmantiel, 142 

Keziah, 106, 172 

Martha, 142 

Phebe, 172 

Resolved, 1 81 

Sarah, 219 

William, 106, 192 
Whiting, - 
Whitman 

WlIlTTMAN 

Abigail, 199 
Amos, 172 
Benjamin, 172, 199 



114, 115 



I 15 



— , 12 

Abiah, 



199 



296 



Index of Persons 



174 



199 



Whitman, etc., cont'd 

Daniel, 174 

Ebenezer, 199 

Eleanor, 199 

Elizabeth, 173, 

Ezra, 174 

Hannah, 174 

Isaac, 172 

James, 174 

Jemima, 172 

John, 173, 174 

Jonah, 199 

Nathan, 172 

Peter, 172 

Ruth, 199 

Samuel, 174, 

Sarah, 199 

Simeon, 172 

Thomas. 17 2 

William, 172 

Zachariah, 199 
Wiiittemore, Joanna, 211 

Josiah, 211 

-Mary, 21 1 

Mehitable, 211 

Thomas H., 21 1 
WrcKwtKE, Christopher, 241 

Lydia, 241 

Wight, , 10-12, 81-84, 145, 

148, 239-242 

Benjamin, 8r, 82 

John, 240 

WlLJBER ( 
WlLBORE J 

Phebe, 106 

Shadraclc, 256 
Wilcut, Elizabeth, 75 
Wilder, Bathsheba L., 106 

Ebenezer, 106 

Edward, 106 

Gilbert G., 106 

Hannah, ro6 

James D., 106 

Lydia, 106 

Mary, 106 

Mary E., 106 

Nathaniel, 106 

Priscilla, 106 

Samuel N., 106 

Sarah, 106 

Sarah E., 106 

Shubael, 106 

Susan, 106 

Susan P., 106 

Thomas, 106 
Wilk, Moses, 57 

Ruth, 57 
Willakd, John W., I 

WlLLETT I rr . 

, u > Hester, 27 

Wn.T.ET ) 



146, 



Marshall, 106 



Willett, etc., cont'd 

Thomas, 27, 235, 236, 239, 246, 
247 
Williams, Anna, 16 

George, 86 

Josh, 240 

Josiah, 86 

Macey, 86 

Martha, 86 

Mary, 86 

Rebecca, 86 

Seth, 86 

Simeon, 16 

Susanna, 86 
Williamson, Caleb, 222 

Nathan, 222 

Sarah, 222 

Thankful, 232 
Willis, Abigail, 45 

Abraham, 170 

Benjamin, 249 

Bettie, 45, 87 

Hannah, 45, 17.0 

Isaac, 170 

John, 60 

Jonah, 87 

Jonathan, 45 

Keturah, 45 

Lydia, 45 

Mary, 28, 87, 170 

Nathan, 87 

Nathaniel, 253 

Rhoda, 87 

Ruth, 170 

Sarah, 45 

Seth, 170 

Stoughton, 45 

Susanna, 87 

Thomas, 87 

Zephaniah, 87 
lson, Henry, 130 

Sarah, 130 
Winchester, Lydia, 235 

WlNSHH' , 

I48 



v\ 



Winch ip 
Wing | __ 

WlNGE S ' ^ 

Deborah, 28 
Ephraim, 29 
John, 29, 78 
Joseph, 178 

Win slow, , 1 1 

Abigail, 106 
Catharine 0., 
Deborah, 106 
Edward, 106, 
Hannah, 115 
James, 218 
John, 115, 125 
Josias, 184 



106 



128 



Index of Persons 



297 



Winslow, cont'd 

Kenelm, 51, 167, 177 

Mary, 218 

Penelope, 115 

Sarah, 115 

Susanna, 218, 220 

Thomas, 177 

Zebulun, 218 

Winter, , 25, 26 

Wisel, George R., 150 

Hannah, 151 

John, 150 

Lydia T., 150 

Rebecca, 151 

Saloma, 150, 151 

Witter, , 81 

Wolfe \ 

WOOLF \ ' I4S ' I46 

Wood ) 

Woods \ ■ 2 ^ l0 ?> I09 

Abiel, 106, 107, 221 

Abigail, 106 

Abigail T., 106, 107 

Abigail W., 107, no 

Abijah, 106, 107, 221 

Abuer, 220 

Alexander, 107, 108 

Alfred, 107-109 

Alice, 222 

Amos, 222 

Anna, 85 

Azuba, 121 

Benjamin F., 107, 108 

Benjamin P., 107-110 

Betsey, 107 

Betsey T., 107 

Betsey W., 107 

Betty, 107 

Caleb, 222 

Caleb T., 107, 108 

Clemans, 218 

Daniel, 107, 109 

David, 24, 120 

Deliverance, 107 

Dinah, 222 

Ebenezer, 107-109, 120 

Ebenezer G., 107 

Edmund, 107, 109 

Elizabeth, 107, 161 

Ellen A., 107 

Elnathan, 107, 109, 221 

Ephraim, 107, 219, 222 

Francis, 85 

Gorham, 107, 108 

Hannah, 222 

Henry, 2j, 107 

Henry A., 108 

Hiram N., 108 

Horatio G., 107, 109, no 



Wood, etc., cont'd 

Ichabod, 107-rio, 220 

Irena, 108 

Isaac, 108 

Israel, 108, 109 

Jabez, 222 

Jacob, 108, 109 

Jane, 108 

Jenny, 109 

Jeremiah, 108, no 

Joanna, 108, 120, 121, 220 

Joanna T., 108 

John, 27, 85, 218 

Jonathan, 85 

Josiah, 108 

Levi, 108, 120 

Levina, 108 

Lorenzo, 109 

Louisa, 108 

Louisa B., 108 

Lucy, 108 

Lucy C, 108 

Lucy P., 108 

Lydia, 107-109, 120 

Lysander, 2, 3, 109 

Martha, 219 

Mary, 24, 85, 109, 219 

Mary B., 108 

Melinda W. C, 109 

Mercy, 221 

Miriam, 28 

Nathan, 222 

Nathaniel, 219 

Nelson, 106-109 

Orville, 109 

Patience, 109, 222 

Polly, 109 

Priscilla, 106, 109 

Rebecca, 109 

Reuben, 109 

Rhoda, 107, 109 

Sally, 109 

Samuel, 27, 109, 121, 220 

Sarah, 85, 109, 218 

Serena, 109 

Seth, 109 

Silas, 106, 109 

Simeon, 120 

Sophronia, 109 

Stephen, 27 

Susan, 109 

Susanna, 109 

Sylvanus, 108-no 

Thankful, 107, no, 220-222 

Thomas, 107, 108, no 

Wilkes, 107, 108, 1 10 

William, 28, 161 

William W., no 
Worden, , 29 



298 



Index of Persons 



Woiiden, cont'd 

Peter, 29 
Worthelake, Alice, 77 
Wright, , 25, 28 

Abijah, 163 

Elizabeth, 163 

Peter, 25, 28 

Sarah, 25, 28 

Thomas, 163 

William, 28, 163 
Wrightington, Hope, no 

Yates | .,. ., 

Ar > Abigail, 190 

Yeats \ b ' J 

John, 205 
Yeamens, Amos, 149 
Young, , 18-20 

A., 28 

Abigail, 15, 57, 68,' 71, 79, 80 

Anna, 15, 230 

Anne, 68 

Azuba, 16 

Barnabas, 230 

Eleanor, 202, 203 

Eieazer, 151, 152 

Elisha, 176 

Elizabeth, 71, 72 

Esther, 16 

Francis, 18 

Henry, 79, 80^ 156, 201-203, 2 °8 

Hope, 54 

Icy, 20 

Israel, 202, 203 

Jedediah, 16 

Jedidah, 132 

Jerusha, 16 



Young, cont'd 
Joanna, 68 

John, 18, 28, 80, 93, 94 
Jonathan, 20 
Jonathan F., 19 
Joseph, 79, 80 
Judah, 208 
Lewis, 16 
Lydia, 80 
Martha, 227 
Mary, 19, 68, 70 
Mary A., 20 
Molly, 20 
Moses, 17 

Nathan, 68, 70, 151 
Nathaniel, 79, 80 
N eh em i ah, 151 
Peggy, 16 
Phebe, 16 
Polly, 151 
Priscilla, 53 
Rachel, 17 
Rebecca, 73, 151 
Rebecca A., 151 
Reliance, 142 

Robert, 68, 71, 72, 79, 80, 156, 201 
Ruth, 57 
Samuel, 71 

Sarah, 14, 80, 151, 152 
Simeon, 72 
Stephen, 57 
Sylvanus, 72 
Thomas, 156, 208 
William N., 151 
Zenas, 20 



INDEX OF PLACES 



ACOAKSETT, 29, 185, l86, 245 

acushena, 185, ]86, 245 

Annawamscott, 246 

as ii ford, 14 

Atwood Harbor, Labrador, 151 

Barnstable, Mass., 17, 57, 59, 78-80, 

92, 142, 223, 224, 228 
Barnstable Counts, Mass., 76, 92-94, 

96, 97, 99, 100, 115, 154, 155, 157, 

159, 165, 175, 189, 201-203, 206, 

207, 214 
Bay Path, 254 
Bear Swamp, 249 
Bee Tree Neck, 127, 194 
Billingsgate, 36 
Black Brook, 248, 249 
Blackfish Creek, 35, 36 
Boston, Mass., i, 59, 62, 63, 134, 138, 

178, 192, 241, 253 
Bound Brook, 51 
Bridgewater, Mass., 45, 59, 60, 84-87, 

89. 139, 168, 169, 171, 172, 174, 

195, 197, 219, -'-'4, ^47, 248, 

251-256 
Bristol County, Mass., 214, 247, 252 
Bull's Hole, 254, 255 
Bushy Meadow, 236 

Caesar's Ferry, 147 

California, 192 

Calley's Pond, 206 

Canoe Creek, 138 

Canterbury, Conn., 65 

Chatham, Mass., 15, 54, 55, 57, 69, 

94, 130-135, 141, it>5, 166, 176, 

230 
Chelsea, Conn., 240 
Cliff Pond, 93, 95, 96, 206 
coaksett, see acoaksett 
Coasters Kitchen, 248, 249 
Colchester, 138 
Colchester Brook, 194 
Cook's Pond, 36 
Crown Point, 84 
c'ushena, see acushena 

Dorchester, 235 

Duxbury, 31, 59, 60, 123-125, 186, 
187, 188, 214-216, 224, 247 

East Greenwich, Eng., 32, 179, 180, 
183, 245 



Eastham, Mass., 13, 34-37, 51-58, 
63, 07-75, 79, 80, 92, 93, 95-99, 
116, 131-134, 140-145, 154-158, 
165-167, 175-177, 189, 190, 201, 

202-208, 22J-22^ 

Easton, Mass., 2 
Edinburgh, 65 
Eel Creek, 78 
Elder kin's Bridge, 241 
England, 179, 181, 235 
Esnew Island, 176 
Esquimaux Islands, 151 
Exeter, 134 

Fisher's Island, 240 
Fitchburg, Mass., 18 
Four Mile, The, 250 
Fox Island, 152 
France, j8i 
Fuller's Field, 138 

Granville, 18 
Great Island, 248 
Great Meadow, 249 
Green Harbor Brook, 187 
Groton, Conn., 82, 148, 242 

Halifax, Mass., 126, 128, 190, 191 

Hartford, Conn., 192 

Harwich, 69, 70, 93-96, 11 5-1 19, 
130-135, 142, 144, 154-156, 165, 
175-177, 203-208, 229-231 

Haverhill, Mass., 223 

Hingham, Mass., 32, 33, 69 

Hog Island, 189 

Island Creek, 31 
Indian Head River, 178 
Ireland, 181 

Jones River, 138 

Keeskekegansett, 189 

Kekemuett, 236 

Kingston, Mass., 136, 139, 215, 216 

Laraby Neck, 83 
Leuanon, Conn., 24! 
Levden, Holland, 192 
Little Compton, R. I., 44 
Little's Meadow, 243 
Little Scakett, 157 
Long Pond, 155 



299 



300 



Index of Places 



Lovet's Bridge, 241 

Manomet Ponds, 243, 244 
Major's Purchase, 250 
Marblehead, 70, 231 
Marsiifield, 23, 51, 59, 60, 63, 181, 

183 
Massachusetts, 25, 65 
Massachusetts Bay, 208 
Mattakeesett, 58 

MlDDLEBOKO, I, 3, 4, 21, 22, 24, 52, 
100, 102-104, 114, 120, 193, 
217-220, 250 

MlDDLETOWN, CONN., 1 39 

Milton, Mass., 219 
Monson, Mass., 2 
Murdock's Pond, 105 

Namassaket, 52 

Nemasket, 1 

New England, 136, 178, 194 

Newent, Conn., 146, 149 

New London, Conn., 146 

New Meadow River, 236, 238 

Niagara, 84 

North River, Mass., 178, 180-183 

North Yarmouth, 139 

Norwich, 9 

Norwich, Conn., 81, 82, 84, 240 

Olustee, Fla., 5 

Orleans, Mass., 13, 52, 6y l 140, 227 

Orono, Me., 106 

Pachoag, Conn., 12 

Palmer's River, 236 

Papasquash, 236 

Paxton, 16 

Penobscot, Me., 16 

Pimkin Bridge, 251 

Pine Brook, 188 

Plymouth, Mass., 3, 21, 25-28, 30, 
31, 33-36, 3S, 51, 58, 60, 62, 63, 
no, 136-139, 159, 178, 179, 181, 
184, 185, 190, 209, 213, 234, 236, 
239, 243, 245-247, 250, 253, 256 

Plymouth Colony, 29, 63, 64, 178, 
192, 212, 213, 234, 247, 253 

Plymouth County, Mass., 123, 136, 
187, 214, 247, 248, 251 

Plympton, Mass., 7, 19, 125-127, 193, 
194. 213-215 

POCATANOCK, CONN., 1 46 

Pochey Flats, 203, 205 
Pochey Island, 35, 36, 189 
Pochey Neck, 96, 208 
polepauge, 241 
Poor Meadow, 254 
Poor Meadow River, 249 



Pompeneeset, 206 
Popeneeset Pond, 155 
Portsmouth, R. I., 244 

POTEMOMATUCK, 1 54 
TOTONOMECUT HARBOR, MASS., 205 



Preston, Conn., io-i: 

240, 241 
Provincetown, Mass., 

149, 201 

PUNCKATEESETT, 1 85 



82, 83, 148, 



55. 70, 133, 



Quasson's Purchase, 176 
quatitequat, 249 
Quebec, 84, 145 

Randolph, Vt., 109 

Rehoboth, Mass., 234-236, 239, 246 

Rochester, 135 

Rock Harbor, 175 

Rhode Island, 148, 185 



83 

92, 



99 



28, 55, 



251, 
250 



98 



Saconet, 36, 253 
Salisbury, Conn. 
Samson's Island, 

203 
Sandwich, 25, 26 

166 
Sandy Neck, 58, 78 
Satucket Pond, 248, 
Satucket River, 249 

SCAKETT, 158 

Scituate, Mass., 32, 

179-182 
Scorton Neck, 78 
Scotland, 181 
Seventeen Share 

1 66, 204, 207 
Sezar's Ferry, 147 
Sheep Pond, 94, 95 
Sipson's Island, 165 
Sipson's Purchase, 176 
Smelt Brook, 137 
Smith's Purchase, 99, 
South Brook, 249, 251 
South Carolina, 161 
Squamquammett, 236 
Standish, Me., 16 
St. Lawrence River, 145 
Stonington, Conn., 240 
Siony Brook, 51 
Strong Island, 165, 176 
Susquehanna, 148 
Swansea, Mass., 219, 220 



Taunton, Mass., 219, 220, 
Ten Pound Purchase, 189 
Third Herring Brook, 32 

TlCONDEROGA, 84 

Titicut, 249, 254 



154, 189, 
60, 76-78, 

255 



33, 59, 62, 178, 



Purchase, 155, 



54, 165, 204 



■.24 



Index of Places 



301 



Town River, 249 
Truro, 53, 55, 130, 
231 



,42, 151, 2 or, 229, 



Wackemauquate, 236 
Wanamoysett, 246 
Wareham, Mass., 15 
Washpond, 202 
Wethers field, Conn., i'i^ 
Wellfleet, 13, 16, 134 
Wenham, Mass., 234, 235 
West Indies, 145 



West Meadow Brook, 254 
West Ridge, 188 
Weymouth, Mass., 16, 62, 224, 
White Pond, 206 
Windham, Conn., 240 

WlNNATUXETT, 52 

Winnatuxett Brook, 126, 127 
WinnaTuxett River, 215 
Wood Island, 188 



135 



Yarmouth, 25, 26, 28, 29, 34, 
64, 132-135,. 143, 144 



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INDEX OF SUBJECTS 



Abell, Robert, Inventory of, 239 
Allen, George, Letter to Experi- 
ence Mitchell, 60 
Ames, Zephon and Elizabeth, and 
Elkanah and Reliance Paine, 
Deed to Jonathan Sparrow, 201 

Baker, Williinan, Deed to Benjamin 

Higgins, Jr., 208 
Bangs, Edward, Deed to Jonathan 

and Joseph Sparrow, 207 
Barnstable County, Mass., Probate 

Records, 76 
Barnstable County, Mass., Unre- 
corded Deeds, 92, 154, 201 
Berry, Samuel, Adoption of, 34 
Bible Records : 
Bradford, 65 
White, 192 
Bradford, William, Bible Record 

of, 65 
Brewster, Thomas, Deed from 

Amos Phillips, 215 
Brewster, Thomas, Deed from 

Ichabod and Sylvia Washburn, 

216 
Bridgewater, Mass., Vital Records, 

45, 84, 168, 195 
Browne, John, Deed from Thomas 

Willett, 246 
Browne, John, Deed to Thomas 

Willett, 246 

Calloway, Oliver, Deed to John 

Palmer, St., 178 
Chandler, Samuel, Deed to William 

Earle, 29 
Chatham, Mass., Vital Records, 130 
Church Records : 
Eastham, 13 
Orleans, 13 
Plymouth, 21, 223 
Cole, Benjamin, Israel, Rufus and 

Sylvanus, Deed to Jabez, John, 

Jonathan and Joseph Sparrow, 

207 
Cole, Daniel, Deed to Joseph Cole, 

96 



Cole, Daniel and Joseph, Nathaniel 

Doane, Joshua Hopkins, John 

Young, Division of Land, 93 
Cole, John and Joseph, Division of 

Land, 96 
Cole, Joseph, Deed from Daniel 

Cole, 96 
Cole, Joseph, Deed from Stephen 

Cole, 154 
Cole, Joseph, Deed from Nathaniel 

Doane, 206 
Cole, Joseph, and Thomas Rich, 

Division of Land, 95 
Cole, Stephen, Deed to Joseph 

Cole, 154 
Colonial Research Work of the 

Massachusetts Society, 63, 128 
Compact, The, 192 
Cooke, Caleb, Will of, 136 
Cooke, Jane, Will of, 139 
Cooke, Josiah, Will of, 34 
Cooke, Josias, Deed to Thomas 

Sherive, 30 
Cooke Notes, 136 

Dean-Twining-Snow, 51 
Deeds — Grantees : 

Bangs, Edward, 30 

Bonum, George, 30 

Brewster, Thomas, 215, 216 

Browne, John, 246 

Cole, Daniel, 93 

Cole, John, 96 

Cole, Joseph, 93, 95, 96, 154, 206 

Cooke, Josias, 30 

Doane, Israel, 155 

Doane, Nathaniel, 93 

Doghead, Thomas, 51 

Earle, William, 29 

Harding, Cornelius, 157 

Harding, John, 157 

Harding, Nathan, 157 

Harlow, William, 30, 184 

Hazard, Robert, 244 

Hickes, Margaret, 245 

Higgins, Benjamin, 158, 208 

Higgins, Samuel, 204 

Hopkins, Elisha, 97 









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VI 



Index of Subjects 



Deeds — Grantees continued 

Hopkins, Joshua, 93 

Jacob, Nicholas, 32 

James, Sam, 251 

Mallinson, Joseph, 214 

Mayo, Elizabeth, 203 

Mayo, Thomas, 203, 205 

Morton, Ephraim, 185 

Morton, John, 185 

Morton, Nathaniel, 31, 184, 185 

Paine, Nicholas, 97 

Palmer, John, 178 

Randall, William, 179, 181, 182 

Ransom, Robert, 243 

Rich, Thomas, 95 

Rogers, John, 252 

Rogers, Judah, 155 

Sampson, George, 215 

Sherive, Thomas, 30 

Smith, David, 97 

Snow, Nicholas, 30 

Sparrow, Jabez, 207 

Sparrow, John, 207 

Sparrow, Jonathan, 92, 97, 99, 
154, 156, 157, 201-204, 206, 207 

Sparrow, Joseph, 203, 206, 207 

Treat, Joshua, 97 

Warden, Peter, 51 

Washburn, Samuel, 251 

Willett, Thomas, 246 

Yates, John, 205 

Young, John, 93 
Deeds — Grantors : 

Ames, Elizabeth, 201 

Ames, John, 252 

Ames, Sarah, 252 

Ames, Zephon, 201 

Baker, Williman, 208 

Bangs, Edward, 207 

Browne, John, 246 

Calloway, Oliver, 178 

Chandler, Samuel, 29 

Cole, Benjamin, 207 

Cole, Daniel, 93, 96 

Cole, Israel, 207 

Cole, John, 96 

Cole, Joseph, 93, 95, 96 

Cole, Rufus, 207 

Cole, Stephen, 154 

Cole, Sylvanus, 207 

Cooke, Josias, 30 

Doane, Nathaniel, 93, 206 

Earle, Ralph, 244 



Deeds — Grantors continued 
Foster, Chillingsworth, 203 
Foster, Ruth, 203 
Fuller, Samuel, 30 
Harding, Cornelius, 157 
Harding, John, 157 
Harding, Nathan, 157 
Hewes, John, 179 
Hickes, Samuel, 245 
Iliggins, Ichabod, 92 
Higgins, Joshua, 97, 154, 202 
Hopkins, Elisha, 99 
Hopkins, Joshua, 93 
Kempton, Manasseh, 31, 184, 185 
Kenricke, George, 181 
Kingsley, Mary, 252 
Kingsley, Samuel, 251, 252 
Knowles, Amos, 158 
Knowles, Seth, 158 
Linnell, Thomas, 155 
Mayo, Richard, 203 
Mayo, Thomas, 205 
Morton, Ephraim, 185 
Myrick, Benjamin, 203 
Myrick, Nathaniel, 203 
Myrick, Reuben, 206 
Orcutt, William, 251 
Paine, Elkanah, 201 
Paine, Reliance, 201 
Phillips, Amos, 215 
Rich, Thomas, 95 
Ryder, Samuel, 243 
Samson, George, 214, 215 
Seely, Edward, 251 
Seely, Elizabeth, 252 
Shaw, Constant, 97 
Shaw, George, 97 
Shaw, John, 97 
Smith, Ralph, 204 
Snow, Nicholas, 155 
Sparrow, Jonathan, 157 
Stetson, Robert, 32 
Twining, William, 51 
Washburn, Elizabeth, 25 r 
Washburn, Ichabod, 216 
Washburn, James, 251, 252 
Washburn, John, 251, 252 
Washburn, Jonathan, 251, 252 
Washburn, Joseph, 251, 252 
Washburn, Samuel, 252 
Washburn, Sarah, 251 
Washburn, Sylvia, 216 
Washburn, Thomas, 251, 252 



Index of Subjects 



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Deeds — Grantors continued 

White, Gowin, 182 

Willett, Thomas, 246 

Yates, John, 205 

Young, Eleanor, 202 

Young, Henry, 202 

Young, John, 93 

Young, Thomas, 156 
Diary of Jabez Fitch, Jr., 9, 81, 145, 

239 

Doane, Israel, Deed from Thomas 
Linnell, 155 

Doane, Nathaniel, Deed to Joseph 
Cole, 206 

Doane, Nathaniel, Daniel and Jo- 
seph Cole, Joshua Hopkins and 
John Young, Division of Land, 

93 
Doghead, Thomas, Deed from Wil- 
liam Twining, 51 

Earle, Ralph, Deed to Robert Haz- 
ard, 244 

Earle, William, Deed from Samuel 
Chandler, 29 

Eastham, Mass., Church Records, 

13 

Eastham, Mass., Vital Records, 13, 
52, 67, 140, 227 

Family Records : 

Morton, 129 
Fish, Samuel, Will of, 77 
Fitch, Jabez, Jr., Diary of, 9, 81, 

145, 239 
Fobes, John, Will and Inventory of, 

59, 60 
Foster, Chillingsworth and Ruth, 

and Benjamin and Nathaniel 

Mirrick, Deed to Jonathan and 

Joseph Sparrow, 203 
Fuller, Samuel, Deed to William 

Harlow, 30 

Gaunt, Lydia, Will of, 76 
Gravestone Records : 

Middleborough, Mass., I, 100 

Harding, Cornelius, John and Na- 
than, and Jonathan Sparrow, 
Division of Land, 157 

Harlow, William, Deed from Sam- 
uel Fuller, 30 



Harlow, William, Deed from Ma- 
nasses Kemton, 184 

Hazard, Robert, Deed from Ralph 
Earle, 244 

Hewes, John, Sr., Deed to William 
Randall, 179 

Hicks, Margaret, Deed from Sam 
uel Hicks, 245 

Higgins, Benjamin, Jr., Deed from 
Williman Baker, 208 

Higgins, Benjamin, Jr., Deed from 
Amos and Seth Knowles, 158 

Higgins, Ichabod, Deed to Jona- 
than Sparrow, 92 

Higgins, Joshua, et al., Deed to 
Jonathan Sparrow, et al., 97 

Higgins, Joshua, Deeds to Jona- 
than Sparrow, 154, 202 

Higgins, Samuel, and Jonathan 
Sparrow, Deed from Ralph 
Smith, 204 

Hopkins, Elisha, Deed to Jonathan 
Sparrow, 99 

Hopkins, Elisha, et al., Deed from 
Joshua Higgins, et al., 97 

Hopkins, John, Estate of, 177 

Hopkins, Joshua, Will of, 175 

Hopkins, Joshua ; and Daniel and 
Joseph Cole, Nathaniel Doane 
and John Young, Division of 
Land, 93 

Hopkins, Judah, W r ill of, 117 

Hopkins Notes, 115, 175 

Hopkins, Samuel, Will of, 119 

Hopkins, Stephen, Will of, 116 

Hore, Elizabeth, Will of, 64 

House, Samuel, Inventory of, 59 

Jacob, Nicholas, Deed from Rob- 
ert Stitson, 32 

James, Sam, Deed from Elizabeth 
Washburn, 251 

Jones, Ralph, Will of, 78 

Kempton, Manasses, Deed to Wil 
Ham Harlow, 184 

Kempton, Manasses, Deed to Eph- 
raim Morton, 185 

Kempton, Manasses, Deeds to Na- 
thaniel Morton, 31, 184 

Kenricke, George, Deed to William 
Randall, 181 



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Index of Subjects 



Kingsley, Samuel, et al., Deed to 
Samuel Washburn, 251 

Knowles, Amos and Seth, Deed to 
Benjamin Higgins, 158 

Lauding of the Pilgrims, 64, 128 
Linnell, Robert, Will of, 58 
Limicll, Thomas, Deed to Israel 

Doarie, 155 
Little, Thomas, Autographs of, 63 

Mallinson, Joseph, Deed from 
George Samson, 214 

Massaehusetts Society, 1, 63-65, 128, 
129, 192, 193, 214 

Mayflower, The, 247 

Mayflower Genealogies, 63, 128, 247 

Mayo, Richard, Deed to Thomas 
and Elizabeth Mayo, 203 

Mayo, Thomas, and John Yates, Di- 
vision of Land, 205 

Middleborough, Mass., Gravestone 
Records, 1, 100 

Middleborough, Mass.., Vital Rec- 
ords, 1, 24, 100, 120, 217 

Minor Children, Register of, 192 

Mitchell, Experience, Letter from 
George Allen, 60 

Morton, Eleazer, Family Record of, 
129 

Morton, Ephraim, Deed from Ma- 
nasses Kempton, 185 

Morton, Ephraim, Deed to John 
and Nathaniel Morton, 185 

Morton, Nathaniel, Deeds from 
Manasseh Kempton, 31, 184 

Myrick, Benjamin, and Nathaniel; 
and Chillingsworth and Ruth 
Foster, Deed to Jonathan and 
Joseph Sparrow, 203 

Myrick, Reuben, Deed to Jonathan 
and Joseph Sparrow, 206 

Newman, Samuel, Will of, 234 
Notes by the Editor: 

Cooke, 136 

Dean-Twining-Snow, 51 

Gift for Colonial Research Work, 

63 
Plopkins, 115, 175 
Little, Thomas, Autograph of, 63 
Notice to Correspondents, 63 
Paine, 189 



Notes by the Editor — Continued 
Revolutionary Notice, 63 
Rogers, 165 

Snow-Dean-Twining, 51 
Standish, 123, 190 
Twining-Snow-Dean, 51 
Washburn, 247 
Weston, 186 

Orcntt, William, et al., Deed to 
Samuel Washburn, 251 

Orleans, Mass., Church Records, 
13 

Orleans, Mass., Vital Records, 13, 
52, 67, 140, 227 

Packard, Samuel, Will of, 253 

Paine, Elkanah, et al., Deed to 
Jonathan Sparrow, 201 

Paine, Nicholas, et al., Deed from 
Joshua Higgins, et al., 97 

Paine Notes, 189 

Paine, Thomas, Will of, 189 

Palmer, John, Deed from Oliver 
Calloway, 178 

Peck, Joseph, Will of, 236 

Phillips, Amos, Deed to Thomas 
Brewster, 215 

Pilgrim Notes and Queries, 192 

Pilgrim Problems, 192 

Pilgrims, Landing of, 64, 128 

Plymouth, Mass., First Church 
Records, 21, 223 

Plymouth, Mass., Vital Records, 
26, 2J, 38, no, 159, 209 

Plymouth Colony Deeds, 29, 178, 
243 

Plymouth Colony Vital Records, 
25 

Plymouth Colony Wills and In- 
ventories, 35, 58, 64J 234 

Plymouth County, Mass., Unre 
corded Deeds, 214 

Provincetown, Mass., Vital Rec- 
ords, 149 

Randall, William, Deed from John 

1 I ewes, 179 
Randall, William, Deed from 

George Kenricke, 181 
Randall, William, Deed from 

Go win White, 182 









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Ransom, Robert, Deed from Sam- 
uel Ryder, 243 

Rawlins, Nathaniel, Inventory of, 
62 

Register of Minor Children, 192 

Revolutionary Notice, 63 

Rich, Thomas, and Joseph Cole, 
Division of Land, 95 

Rogers, John, Deed from Heirs of 
John Washburn, 252 

Rogers, Joseph, Wilr of, 166 

Rogers, Judah, Deed from Nich- 
olas Snow, 155 

Rogers, Judah, Will of, 165 

Rogers Notes, 165 

Rothermel's "Landing of the Pil- 
grims," 64, 128 

Ryder, Samuel, Deed to Robert 
Ransom, 243 

Samson, George, Bond from Ben- 
jamin Soule, et al., 193 

Samson, George, Deed to Joseph 
Mallinson, 214 

Samson, George, Deed to George 
Samson, Jr., 215 

Sandwich, Mass., Vital Records, 
26, 28 

Seely, Edward, et al., Deed to Sam- 
uel Washburn, 251 

Shaw, Constant, et al., Deed to 
Jonathan Sparrow, et al., 97 

Sherive, Thomas, Deed from Jo- 
sias Cooke, 30 

Silvester, Richard, Will of, 60 

Smith, David, et al., Deed from 
Joshua Higgins, et al., 97 

Smith, Ralph, Deed to Samuel 
Higgins, et al., 204 

Snow-Dean-Twining, 51 

Snow, Nicholas, Deed to Judah 
Rogers, 155 

Soule, Benjamin, et al., Bond to 
George Samson, 193 

Sparrow, Jonathan, Deed from 
Ichabod Higgins, 92 

Sparrow, Jonathan, Deed from 
Joshua Higgins, 154, 202 

Sparrow, Jonathan, Deed from 
Elisha Hopkins, 99 

Sparrow, Jonathan, Deed from 
Zephon Ames, et al., 201 



Sparrow, Jonathan, Deed from 

Henry and Eleanor Young, 

202 
Sparrow, Jonathan, Deed from 

Thomas Young, 156 
Sparrow, Jonathan, et al., Deed 

from Edward Bangs, 207 
Sparrow, Jonathan, et al., Deed 

from Benjamin Cole, et al., 

207 
Sparrow, Jonathan, et al., Deed 

from Joshua Higgins, et al., 97 
Sparrow, Jonathan, et al., Deed 

from Benjamin Myrick, et al., 

203 
Sparrow, Jonathan, et al., Deed 

from Reuben Myrick, 206 
.Sparrow, Jonathan, et al., Deed 

from Ralph Smith, 204 
Sparrow, Jonathan, and Cornelius 

Harding, et al., Division of 

Land, 157 
Standish, Ebenezer, Will of, 125 
Standish, Ichabod, Will of, 190 
Standish, Miles, Will of, 123 
Standish, Moses, Will of, 126 
Standish Notes, 123, 190 
Standish, Penelope, Estate of, 125 
Stetson, Robert, Deed to Nicholas 

Jacob, 32 

Treat, Joshua, et al., Deed from 
Joshua Higgins, et al., 97 

Twining-Dean-Snow, 51 

Twining, William, Deed to Thomas 
Dog head, 51 

Twining, William, et al., Deed to 
Peter Warden, 51 

Vital Records : 

Bridgewater, Mass., 45, 84, [68, 

195 
Chatham, Mass., 130 
Eastham, Mass., 13, 52, 67, 140, 

227 
Middleborough, Mass., 1, 24, 100, 

120, 217 
Morton Eamily, 129 
Orleans, Mass., 13, 52, 67, 140, 

227 
Plymouth Colony, 25 
Plymouth, Mass., 26, 27, 38, no, 

159, 209 



Index of Subjects 



Vital Records — Continued 
Provincetown, Mass., 149 
Sandwich, Mass., 26, 28 
Yarmouth, Mass., 26, 28 

Warden, Peter, Deed from William 

Twining, et al., 51 
Washburn, Elizabeth, Deed to Sam 

James, 251 
Washburn, Ichabod, et al., Deed to 

Thomas Brewster, 216 
Washburn, John, et al., Deed to 

Samuel Washburn, 251 
Washburn, John, Heirs of, Deed to 

John Rogers, 252 
Washburn, John, Will of, 248 
Washburn Notes, 247 
Washburn, Samuel, Deed from 

John Washburn, et al., 251 
Weston, Edmund, Will of, 187 
Weston, Elnathan, Will of, 188 
Weston Notes, 186 
White, Gowin, Deed to William 

Randall, 182 
White, William, Bible of, 192 
Willett, Thomas, Deeds to and 

from John Browne, 246 
Wills and Inventories : 
Abell, Robert, 239 
Cooke, Caleb, 136 
Cooke, Jane, 139 
Cooke, Josiah, 34 
Fish, Samuel, jy 
Fobes, John, 59, 60 
Gaunt, Lydia, 76 
Hopkins, John, 177 
Hopkins, Joshua, 175 



Wills and Inventories — Continued 
Hopkins, Judah, 117 
Hopkins, Samuel, 119 
Hopkins, Stephen, 116 
Hore, Elizabeth, 64 
House, Samuel, 59 
Jones, Ralph, 78 
Linnell, Robert, 58 
Newman, Samuel, 234 
Packard, Samuel, 253 
Paine, Thomas, 189 
Peck, Joseph, 236 
Rawlins, Nathaniel, 62 
Rogers, Joseph, 166 
Rogers, Judah, 165 
Silvester, Richard, 60 
Standish, Ebenezer, 125 
Standish, Ichabod, 190 
Standish, Miles, 123 
Standish, Moses, 126 
Standish, Penelope, 125 
Washburn,, John, 248 
Weston, Edmund, 187 
Weston, Elnathan, 188 
Young, Abigail, 79 

Yarmouth, Mass., Vital Records, 
26, 28 

Yates, John, and Thomas Mayo, 
Division of Land, 205 

Young, Abigail, Estate of, 79 

Young, Henry, et al., Deed to Jona- 
than Sparrow, 202 

Young, John, et al., Division of 
Land, 93 

Young, Thomas, Deed to Jonathan 
Sparrow, 156 






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IX. Plymouth, Mass., First Church Records, (Continued) . .53 
X. Abstracts . ok Barnstable County, Mass., Probate 

Records. (Continued) . . . . ... 58 

XI, Plymouth, Mass., Vital Records. (Continued) . . . 62 



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UNRECORDED BARNSTABLE COUNTY DEEDS 

Abstracts by the Editor 
{Continued from Vol. XV, p. 208) 

The abstracts presented in this article have been made from 
the original deeds, now owned by Mr. Stanley W. Smith. Part 
of these deeds have never been recorded ; the others have not 
been re-recorded since the Barnstable County Registry of Deeds, 
with nearly all of the records it contained, was destroyed by fire 
in 1827. 

[Benjamin Hjggins to Benjamin Higgins, 3d] 

On 1 1 June, 1752, " Benjamin higgins yaman of 'est ham " for 
10s., 8d., sold to " Benjamam higgn 3 the third of estham .... 
yamon .... one aker and a kuorter of land kner my dwelling 
house wher in my orcherd know is Bounded bgnding at my 
dwelling house and roneing south ore twenty tow pole to a stone 
in the ground and rons foer pole to a tre marked and then rons 
eighttene pole to a tre marked nothele from thence southeste 
eightiene pole to a stone in the ground Bey corner of my house 
and then rons one pole to the south part of my house " 

The deed was acknowledged at Eastham 20 February, 1753, 
before Joseph Doane, Justice Peace. The witnesses were Abigail 
Snow and Priscilla Smith, both of whom signed by marks. The 
deed has not been recorded. 

[Cole and Ary Division] 

"whereas we Garsham Cole and his wife Mary and Joseph 
Ary and his wife Hannah In the County of Barnstable .... do 



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hold as Propriators in equall Right half a lot of land in the 
Township of Harwich . ... in that tract of land Purchesed of 
the sipsons Called the seventeen shears Pinches which was for- 
merly the lot of nicholas snow in the second lots of Division in 
said tract of land and having now agreed to divide said half lot 
of land into too equal half parts so as that the said Garsham 
Cole and his said wife may have and hold their half part of said 
half lot .... and that Joseph Ary and his said wife may have 
and hold their half part of said half lot ... . said half lot being 
the easterly half of said lot the whole lot being bnted and 
bounded as may appear in the Propriators Book of Records of 
said tract of land and having agreed as abovesaid have accord- 
ingly Divided our said half lot of land into two equal half parts 
and the westerly half part of said half lot in said Division by 
lot fell to the said Garsham Cole and his said wife Mary and 
the easterly half part of said half lot in said Division by lot fell 
to said Joseph Ary and his wife hannah and the Dividing bounds 
and Range betwen each half part of said half lot is a pine tree 
standing on the southerly side the way Cald ffreemans way 
marked on four sides with stones by it thence Riming on a 
straight line to a pine tree marked in the southerly end of said 
marked with stones by by it which said bounds and Dividing 
line is for Ever to be and Remain to be the Dividing bounds 
and Range betwen each of our said half parts of the said half 
lot" 

The deed was dated 18 December, 1752, and was signed by 
" Gearsham Cole," Mary Cole (by a mark), "Joseph ary" and 
Hannah Ary (by a mark). It was acknowledged at Eastham, 
by the four grantors, 18 December, 1752, before Joseph Doane, 
Justice of the Peace. The witnesses were Joseph Doane and 
Judah Rogers. 

The deed was recorded 5 December, 1758, in Barnstable 
County Registry of Deeds, Book 25, folio 224, by Solomon Otis, 
Register, and has not been re-recorded, since the fire. 



[Sparrows and Higgins — Division] 

" Thomas Freeman Asa Mayo & Joseph Hamilton being- 
appointed by the Honourable Judges of the Superiour Court of 
Judicature &c holden at Barnstable .... on the fourth Tuesday 
of July Last past to Make partition of Sundry Dots or parcels of 
Land Situate in Eastham & Harwich Lying in Common with 
Jonathan Sparrow John Sparrow the Heirs of Joseph Sparrow 
Deceased & the Heirs of Jabez Sparrow Deceasd all of Eastham 



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also one Lot in Harwich lyin Comon with the Sci John Sparrow 
& the Heirs of Jabez Sparrow & Samuel Higgins also Some 
Land & Buildings in Common with S d John Sparrow & the Heirs 
of S d Jabez Sparrow also Several Lots of Land Lying In Com- 
mon with Jonathan Sparrow & the Heirs of S d Joseph Sparrow 
we having Given Due Notice to all the partys Interested therin 
& . to Joseph Doan Esq r who was appointed by the S a Honourable 
Judges to be Gurdian for the S d Minors in S' 1 Division have pro- 
ceded to Divide the Same to Each of the of the Interested partys 
their Respective parts as followeth 

"in Which Said Division the S d Jonathan Sparrows part or 
Shear of the Land in Common with John & the above S' 1 Minors 
is one Quarter part as folloeth the fourth Lot in the Lower held 
Bounded Southerly by Theophilus Mayos Land the Westerly 
End Nine & half Rod to a Stone in the fence Marked 3 thence 
Easterly Near the River to a Stone in the Ground Marked 3 
Thirteen Rod & \ from Theophilus Mayos Range Still Easterly 
to the River thence South westerly to S d Mayos Land S d Jona- 
than to have his own fence as formerly & no other & to allow 
the others to Cart of their wood in Three years as formerly 
Divided also one Sixth part of a Lot in the Seventeen Shear 
purchase it being the fifteenth Lot in the Second Division also 
one Third part of a Lot of Land in the Eleven Shear purchase 
being the first Lot in S d Division the Easternmost part of sd Lot 
begining at the South East Corner bound of sd Lot thence 
Westerly Eleven Rod to a white oak Marked thence Northerly 
to the Northerly End of sd Lot by a Nook of Swamp to a pine 
tree Marked thence Easterly to the Bound of the Second Lot 
thence Southerly to the first Bound also Three Sixteenths of a 
Lot at Samsons Hand also one fourth of a Little Island in the 
Ceder Swamp also one Third part of a wood Lot Near Samuel 
pains house Bounded Northerly by the Land of the Heirs of S d 
Joseph Sparrow by the Contrey Road Southerly by S d Road to 
a Red oak Tree marked on 4 sides & I thence wisterly to sd 
pains fence to a Black oak Tree Marked on 4 Sides & 1 

"and in S d Division the Heirs of Joseph Sparros part is one 
Quarter part of the Lower field Bounded Notherly by Joseph 
Hamilton Westerly by the Heirs of Jabez Sparrow Seven Rod 
& \ wide to a stone in the fence Marked I thence Easterly near 
the River to a stone in the Ground Marked I Eight Rod & -|- from 
S d Hamiltons fence thence still Easterly to the River & Northerly 
by the River to Hamiltons Range Sd heirs to have their own 
fence as formerly & to have Liberty to take of their wood form- 
erly Divided within Three years also to allow a way by Gates or 



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Bars a cros the Westerly End of S d Lot also one Sixth part of 
a Lot in the Seventeen Shear purchase being the fifteenth Lot 
in the Second Division also one Third part of a Lot in the 
Eleven shear Division being the first Lot in that Division Lying 
on the Westerly Side of S d Lot Bounded Westerly by Eben 
Hurds Land and Easterly by a Red oak tree Marked Twelve 
Rod wide at the Southerly End and by a pine tree Marked on 
the Notherly End five Rod Wide also one Third part of a Lot 
near Samuel pains the Southerly part of sd Lot Bounded from 
the Rest by a Black oak tree Marked by the Road on 4 Sides 
& 2 thence to the Westerly End to a Red oak tree Marked on 
4 Sides & 2 also one Small Gore of Land in the field by S d Road 
with their other Land 

"and in S cl Division the S d John Sparrows Quarter part of 
S d Lots is as followeth in the Lower field the Second Lot 
Bounded Easterly by the first Lot on the Westerly End by the 
fence Seven Rod & to a stone in the fence marked 2 thence 
Easterly to a stone in the Ground near the River Marked 2 
Eight Rod & half wide from the first Lot Still Easterly to the 
River thence Northerly to the first Lot and to have his own 
fence as formerly Divided & to allow a way by Gates or Bars 
a Cros the westerly End of sd Lot also one Lot in the Seven- 
teen Shear purchase being the Seventh Lot in the first Division 
also one Third part of a Lot of Land Lying to the Eastward of 
the Contrey Road in partnership with Jonathan Higgins & other 
it being a Lot in addition to a Lot in the Seventeen Shear pur- 
chase also one half a Little Island in the Ceder Swamp 

"and in which Division The Heirs of sd Jabez Sparrows 
part or Quarter of sd parcels of Land is the Third Lot in the 
Lower field Bounded Northerly by the Second Lot Westerly by 
their other Land Southerly by the fourth Lot & Easterly by the 
River Seven Rod & j Wide on the Westerly End and nine & \ 
Rod Wide at the Easterly End to allow a way acros the westerly 
End by Gates or liars & 3 years to get of their wood & to have 
also one Third of a Lot in the Seventeen Shear purchase it 
being the Thirteenth Lot in the first Division also one Third 
part of a Lot in the Eleven Shear purchase it being the first Lot 
in that Division Bounded from the other two Thirds Easterly 
by the Land before Set to Jonathan Sparrow in this Division & 
Westerly by the Land before Set to the heirs of Joseph Sparrow 
in this Division . also one Third part of a Lot of Land Lying 
Near Samuel pains the Middle Third of sd Lot Bounded on the 
the Notherly Side by the Northerly part of sd Lot before Set 
to Jonathan Sparrow in this Division Westerly by Samuel pains 



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Land Southerly by the Southerly part of sd Lot before Set to 
the Heirs of Joseph Sparrow in this Division & Easterly by the 
Contrey Road also one Sixteenth part of a Lot at Samsons Hand 
also one fourth part of a Little Island in the Ceder Swamp 

" 2 d Division 

"and in which Division the Sd Jonathan Sparrows Shear in 
the Land that Lyes in Common with the S d Jonathan & the 
heirs of Sd Joseph Sparrow is one half part as followeth the Mid- 
dle part of a parcel of Land Lying in Eastham Near the 
Stage Bounded Begining at a Stone Set in the Ground on the 
Northerly End of S d Land by a Slow by the fence between S d 
Land & Moses Higginses Land Marked IS thence about South 
South West Through Said Land to the Lane that Runs Between 
S d Land & Samuel Doanes Land to a Stone Set in the Ground 
Marked IS thence Easterly by Sd Lane & Doanes Land about 
Thirty Rod to a Stone Set in the Ground by S d Doanes Land 
Marked IS thence North Easterly Through Said Land to the 
Bank to a stone Set in the Ground marked IS thence to the 
Shoar thence Westerly by the Shoar and fences to the first Bound 
and to have his own part of the fence that Runs Through sd 
Lot as formerly also to allow a way by Gates or Bars acros the 
Southerly End of sd Lot Next to Doans Land for the Heirs of 
Joseph Sparrow Dcsd Excepting a Small parcel belonging to 
Eleazer Rogers also one half a Lot of wood Land Lying in 
Harwich Near Zaccheus Higgines the Westerly half of sd Lot 
Bounded from the Easterly half begining at the South W r est 
Bound a pine tree Marked thence Northerly Through sd Lot 
to sd Higgins Land a pine Bush Marked on four Sides with 
a stone by it on the Easterly Side of a Cart way a Little to 
the Southward of sd Higgins House 

"and in which sd Division The Heirs of Joseph Sparrows 
part is one half of a parcel of Land Near the stage abovesd & 
Bounded from sd Jonathan is one parcel on the Westerly Side 
begining at the first Mentioned stone Marked IS thence to the 
Second Mentioned Stone Marked IS by the Lane Including all 
that Lot to the Westword of that Range also one parcel to the 
Eastward of sd Jonathans Lot Bounded Westerly by sd Jonathan 
Southerly by Sd Doan and Eleazer Rogers & Easterly by the 
Salt water to the first Bound also to have their part of the fence 
that Runs Through sd Jonathans Lot as before Divided also one 
Half of a Lot of Land Near the above sd Zacheus Higgins viz 
the Easterly half Divided from the sd Jonathans half as before 
Described 



6 Unrecorded Barnstable Cou?ity Deeds 

l * 3 d Division 

"and in which sd Division the Said John Sparrows part or 
shear of the Land & Buildings Lying in Common with the Sd 
John & the Heirs of sd jabez is one half part (viz) one parcel 
of Land Called the Calf pastor & one half the the Barn Bounded 
Through the Middle of the Barn from the Middle of the Back 
Side of the Barn Through the Middle of the floor to the fore 
Side thence South Easterly Through the hay yard to a heap of 
Stones by the fence of John Sparrows orchard Sd John to have 
the Westerly half the Barn & hay yard & So to S' 1 Calf pastor 
and one half of the Dwelling house only allowing the heirs of 
the Sd Jabez to Make hay on sd Calf pastor as usual when there 
is No Grain on it also a Cart way Through sd. Land as usual 
also the Easterly part of the Lot of Land adjoyning to Richard 
Sparrows Land begining at a Rock on the Southerly Side by a 
hole of water near the Stone Wall thence Easterly by the Stone 
wall Nineteen Rod to the Corner thence Northerly by the Stone 
wall forty four Rod to the Corner thence Westerly by the 
Stone wall Thirty one Rod & \ to a heap of stones & a stake 
by them by the fence thence Southerly Through the above sd 
hole of Water to the first Bound allowing a way Through sd 
Lot by Gates or Bars to the Notherly Corner where it is most 
Convenient & Lest prejudicial 

"and in which Division the Heirs of Jabez Sparrows part of 
Sd Land and Buildings is one half viz one Lot of Land Bought 
by sd John & Jabez Sparrow of Joseph Sparrow adjoyning to sd 
Minors other Land also the Easterly part of the Barn & hay 
Yard Divided from the other as above also one half the Dwell- 
ing house as above also the Westerly part of of the Lot of Land 
adjoyning to Richard Sparrow as above begining at the South 
west Corner thence Easterly by the wall Thirty Nine Rod to a 
Rock by Sd hole of water Thence Notherly Through sd hole of 
water Thirty Rod to the fence to a heap of stones thence west- 
erly by sd fence Thirty Nine Rod to the Corner thence Twenty 
four Rod to the first Bound 

"and in which sd Division the Said John Sparrows part or 
shear of the Lot of Land Lying in Common with the sd John 
the Heirs of Jabez & Samuel Higgins is one Third part of the 
wood Lot the Middle Third of Sd Lot Three Rod & half wide 
at the Notherly End and one Third of the Lot at the Southerly 
End about Three Rod Wide 

" and in which Division the heirs of Jabez Sparrows part is 
one Third of sd Lot the Westerly Third Three Rod & Three 
'Quarters Wide at. the Notherly End on the Southerly End one 
Third in Wedth about Three Rod 



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"and in which sd Division the Sd Samuel Higgins part is 
one Third of sd Lot viz the Eastermost Third of the Lot the 
Northerly End four Rod Wide the Southerly End one Third of 
the Wedth about Three Rod Wide " 

The division was dated 13 June, 1754, and signed by Joseph 
Doane as " Guardian to said miners", Thomas Freeman, Asa 
Mayo, Joseph Hamelton, Samuel Higgins "Snr" *, Jonathan 
Sparrow and John Sparrow. It was not acknowledged and 
there were no witnesses. 

[Arey — Cole — Higgins — Rogers — Snow] 

"we the Subscribers who are the propriators of the Meddow 
and sedg ground in the south part of Eastham Called the Eight th 
share propriator have Voted to devide the moable meddow to 
Everry man his part 

"whereas som part of this meddow Lays Exposed to be dam- 
nified by Creturs without fence, We therefore who subscribe this 
Obligation do oblige ourselves .... to be att the Charge of fenc- 
ing our propotion where any part Lays Exposed to damige 
without fence The Conditions of this obligation is such that if any 
third part as we have Voted to fence or any pertickerly parson, 
Neglect or refuse to make their propotion of fence after they 
have ben warned six days by him or them that receive damige 
by the neglect, heereby we oblige our selves .... to pay unto 
him or them the sum of five pounds Lawfull mony whereto we 
set our hands; Eastham November y e 8 th 1758 in presents of 
Each other " 

The division was signed by Joseph Cole (by a mark), Thomas 
Snow, Ebenezer Snow, Samuel Cole, Gershom Cole, James 
Rogers, Elkanah Rogers, Benjamin Higgins, 3d, Thomas Rogers, 
Mercy Cole, Joseph Cole, Micajah Snow, Rebecca Cole and Joseph 
Arey. The agreement was neither acknowledged nor recorded. 

[Sarah Higgins to Benjamin Higgins, ^d] 

" Sare Higgins of estham .... yeowom " for £2 "to mee 
in Hand pade By Benjamin Higgins 3 d of estham .... yamon 
. ... do Here By ... . convey to the sad Benjamin higg 3 . . . . 
ol my part of land land lying in the township of harwich .... 
which my honered gran father Samuel mayo desesesed gave to 
mee the sad Sarea higgins Bey his will orl my part of that traack 
of land leying in the Seventh Shar purches I give my sole rit 
of the fifte part of that trackt of land to my cran dafter Sarea 

*This may have been intended for " Jnr" 



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biggins to have and to hold the same to the said Benjamin 
Higgins 3 to his ars and asins for eaver " 

The deed was dated 3 April, 1759, and was signed by a 
mark. It was acknowledged, the same day, before John Freeman, 
Justice of the Peace. The witnesses were Hannah Freeman and 
John Freeman. The deed has not been recorded. 

[Joshua Higgins to Benjamin Higgins] 

" ioyshea Higgins in county of Banstabel .... yeoaman " for 
£6 sold to fi Benjamin Higgins 3 of estham .... yamon .... oil 
my tenement lot that lies in the tound of estham which Is the 
secont lot com forth to wileam Smith and lies along sides of the 
lot that was formly edmons fremons bebginde at the westerly 
end and bounded runs est sixte for pol to the furst spasifkle 
Bound and from thence roning twenty for pole nothely to the 
forst Bound and then riming norwest bey the side of Jams 
higginsses wod lot sixty seven pole to furst spasifide bound and 
from thence roning southaly twenty for pole to the forst bound 
nine a be it moer or les To Have and to Hold, the same to the 
said Benjamin Higgins 3 " 

The deed was dated 1 March, 1760, and was signed by 
Joshua Higgins and Ruth Higgins. It was acknowledged by 
Joshua Higgins on 28 December, 1761, before John Freeman, 
Justice of the Peace. The witnesses were Hannah Freeman 
and John Freeman. The deed has not been recorded. 

[Samuel Cole to Jonathan Sparrow] 

" Samuel Cole of Eastham .... Husbandman " for £2 sold 
to " Jonathan Sparrow of Eastham .... Yeoman .... All that 
my fiftieth Lot of Land in Smith's Purchase so called and is the 
Lot that was set to Thomas Paine Jun 1 ' in the Division of Sd. 
Land and is bounded as by Record may appear " 

The deed was dated 6 May, 1 760, and was acknowledged 
15 May, 1760, before John Freeman, Justice of the Peace. The 
witnesses were Reuben Myrick and John Sparrow. The deed 
has not been recorded. 






[Enos Knowles to Jonathan Sparrow] 

"Enos Knowles of Eastham Fisherman" for £4, 8s., 

lawful money, sold to "Jonathan Sparrow of Eastham .... Yeo- 
man .... all my whole Right of Meadow or Sedge Ground lying 
in Eastham aforesaid in the Share called the third great Share 
in the last Division of Meadow in sd Eastham viz my whole 



Unrecorded Barnstable Comity Deeds 9 

Right in the abovesaid third Great Share of Meadow both Di- 
vided & undivided as may be seen by the Record thereof Refer- 
ence thereto being had for the particular Parts, Parcels & 
Boundaries thereof .... Also I Sarah Wife to the abovesaid 
Enos do hereby Yield up .... my Right of Dower .... unto 
the above demised Premises." 

The deed was dated 2 5 December, 1 760, and signed by Enos 
Knowles and Sarah Knowles, the latter by a mark. It was ac- 
knowledged on 29 January, 176 1, by Enos and Sarah Knowles, 
before John Freeman, Justice of the Peace. The witnesses 
were John Sparrow and Yates Nickerson. 

The deed was recorded 16 December, 1766, in the Barnsta- 
ble County Registry of Deeds, Book 30, folio 244, by Solomon 
Otis, Register, and has not been re-recorded. 

[Thomas Mayo to Jonathan Sparrow] 

" Thomas Mayo of Eastham .... Yeoman" for £4, lawful 
money, sold to " Jonathan Sparrow of Eastham .... Yeoman 
.... all that my half Pot of Meadow lying in Eastham abovesd 
on Pochy Plats or low Meadow being half the Lot of Meadow 
which was granted by the Town of Eastham A. D. 1703. To 
Jonathan Linnel and myself, being the nineteenth Pot in the 
Division of Meadow made in Eastham in the Year abovesd and 
is the northeastermost half of said Lot as may be seen by one 
Deed of Division of sd Lot of Meadow between John Yates of 
Harwich and myself Bearing Date the 2 nd Day of August A. D. 

I744-" 

" Elizabeth Wife to the said Thomas Mayo " released her 
dower rights. The deed was dated 18 May, 1 761, and was 
signed by both Thomas Mayo and Elizabeth Mayo, the latter by 
a mark, and it was acknowledged by both, on 18 June, 1 76 1, 
before John Freeman, Justice of the Peace. The witnesses were 
Joshua Higgins, Jr., and Asa Mayo. The deed has not been 
recorded. 

[Joseph Cole to Gershom and Joseph Cole] 

"I, Joseph Cole of Eastham .... yeoman of my Real love 
and good will to my two natural Sons namely, Gersham Cole, 
and Joseph Cole both of Eastham .... do give .... all and 
singuler my several parts and parsels of lands and meadows that 
that I now poses laying and being in the town of Eastham and 
in the town of Plerwich all the several parts and persels of lands 
and meadow being buted and bounded as by deeds and Records 



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may appear Reference there two being had, all which I give In 
equall proportion alike to them my said two sons and to their 
heirs and assigns for Ever, that is to say the one halfe part of 
the above said lands and meadows I give to my son Gersham 
Cole and to his heairs and assigns for ever and the other halfe 
part of the above said lands and meadows I give unto my son 
Joseph Cole and to his hears and assigns for Ever " 

The deed was dated 1 8 April, 1 764, and was signed by a 
mark. It was acknowledged 25 April, 1764, before John Free- 
man, Justice of the Peace. The witnesses were Richard Sparrow 
and Elkanah Linnell. The deed was recorded 24 February, 1766, 
by Solomon Otis, Register, in Book 30, folio 186, of Barnstable 
County Deeds, and was not re-recorded. 

[Martha and Daniel Hamilton to Solomon Sparrow] 

" Martha Hammilton widow Relect of Joseph Hammilton 
Late of Eastham .... Deceas d & Daniel Hammilton of Sd East- 
ham .... yeoman Both Executors to the Last will & Testament 
of the Sd Joseph Hamilton Decsd " for ^,'24 sold to " Solomon 
Sparrow of Sd Eastham .... Labourer .... Sundry parcels of 
Land & one parcel of Meadow part of the Estate of the Estate 
of the Sd Joseph Hamilton Decsd (By order from the Superiour 
Court to pay sd Decsds Debts) Said Land & Meadow Lying in 
Eastham aforsd Bounded Begining at the North East Corner of 
the Land Sold to Jonathan Linnel to the Eastward of the Sd 
Deseasds Barn thence as the fence Stands about North to the 
Bank of the River thence by the Bank about North East to 
the Cove thence Northerly by the Cove to Knowlses Land on the 
Northerly Side of the River thence Southwesterly by Knowls 
Land to the pond thence Southerly acros the River to the fence 
that Runs into the pond thence to the North East Corner of the 
above Sd Barn thence to the Northwest Corner of the above Sd 
Land Sold to Jonathan Linnel thence to the first Bound also one 
fifth of the Land Called myricks field also one Common Shear 
of Meadow Lying at a place Called Amos point the Southermost 
Shear in that Division that belonged to Sd Dcsds Estate" 

The deed was dated 25 June, 1764, and was signed by 
" Daniel Hamilton " and Martha Hamilton, the latter by a mark. 
It was acknowledged 30 June, 1764, by both grantors, before 
John Freeman, Justice of the Peace, The witnesses were Zac- 
cheus Higgins and Crisp Rogers. The deed was recorded 
10 December, 1764, in Barnstable County Deeds, Book 29, 
folio 121, by Solomon Otis, Register, and has not been re- 
recorded. 






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Uiirecorded Barnstable County Deeds 1 1 

[LiNNELL, HlGGINS AND CROSBY TO SPARROW] 

" Elkanah Linnel of Eastham Yeoman and Mary his Wife 
Joshua Higgins Junior of Eastham Yeoman & Hannah his Wife 
Moses Crosby of Harwich Yeoman and Abigail his Wife" for 
£6, 6s., 6d., lawful money, sold to "Jonathan Sparrow of East- 
ham .... Yeoman .... A Parcel of Land which was our hon- 
oured Father's (Joseph Sparrow's late of Eastham deceased) 
lying in Eastham above sd, our whole Right in the Upper Lot 
called, the Sheep Pasture lying near the Stage being five Acres 
.... being three Quarters of Sd. Upper Lot lying between the 
Land of Moses Higgins on the VVest and the Land of the 
abovesd. Jonathan Sparrow on the Easterly Side " 

The deed was dated 13 April, 1767, and was signed by 
Elkanah Linnell, Mary Linnell (by a mark), Joshua Higgins, Jr., 
Hannah Higgins (by a mark), Moses Crosby, and Abigail Crosby 
(by a mark). It was acknowledged by all the grantors on 1 3 April, 
1767, before John Freeman, Justice of the Peace. The wit- 
nesses were Samuel Paine and Elnathan Higgins. The deed 
has not been recorded. 

[Gersiiom Cole and Joseph Cole, Jr. — Division] 

"whare as we Garsham Cole & Joseph Cole Jur of Eastham 
.... yeomen Do hold as Joint Tennants .... Ceitaine parcels 
of Land and meadow Lying in Eastham and Harwich and to 
the Intent that each of us ... . may have .... our Respective 
parts or shears seperate from Each other .... we the said Ger- 
sham Cole & Joseph Cole Jur have agreed Determined & Divided 
the same to to Each his Eq-ui-1 halfe part as followeth : viz ; the 
said Garsham Coles halfe part is the westerly and southerly 
halfe of the homestid Land that was our Honoured father Jos- 
eph Coles Late of Eastham Deceased bounded begining at a 
stone in the ground in the Rang of the Land that was mr. Israel 
Coles by the southerly sid of the way that Leads to the house 
of Joseph Coles Jur Runing southerly as the fence now stands 
Eleven pole to a stone in the ground thence Easterly as the 
fence now stands thirteen pole and an halfe to a stone in the 
ground thence southerly as the fence now stands seven pole 
Lacking two feet to a stone in the ground thence Easterly as 
the fence now stands seventy four pole and an halfe to a stone 
in the ground thence southerly & Easterly as the fence now 
stand fourteen pole to a stone in the mash thence south. East 
into the cove also the Northerly part of the Land at Bangses 
begining at a stone in Rang of the Land that was Jonathan 



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Mayos Riming Easterly as the fence now stand to a stone in 
the Rang of amos Knowleses Land also all the Land that was 
our said fathers Lying to the westward of the way that Lead 
to Jonathan Linnels also a Lot of meado on the clam flat and a 
peace of meadow and the Land belonging to it Lying in the 
head of Rock harbor meadow Joyning to the meadow that was 
mr Samuel mayos also the westerly halfe part. of the Land that 
was our said fathers Lying at clift pond also the westerly halfe 
of a peace of wood Land in sipsons purchis Joining to the Land 
of Joshua & Joseph Cole also the southerly halfe of a peace of 
wood Land Lying in sipsons purchis Joining to Joshua Coles 
Land also the Northerly halfe part of a Lot of wood Land that 
was our said fathers Lying in Qwosons purchis .... the said 
Joseph Cole Jurs halfe part or shear of the Land & meadow 
Divided is as followeth : viz : the northerly Northerly halfe part 
of the homestid Land that was our said fathers which was not 
set to Garsham Cole in this Division also the southerly part of 
the Land at bangses which was not set in this Division to Gar- 
sham cole also all the Land near John Coles which was our said 
fathers and all the Land near Richard Sparrows also the meadow 
& Land thereto belonging at Rock harbor Joining to the Land 
and meadow that was formarly M* Israel Coles also one halfe 
Lot of meadow at the Littel Beach also the Easterly halfe part of 
the Land that was our fathers at clift pond also the Easterly halfe 
part of a peace of Land in sipsons purchis Joining to Joshua & 
Joseph coles Land also the Northerly halfe of a peace wood Land 
in sipsons purchis Joining to the Land of Joshua Cole also the 
southerly halfe part of a Lot of wood Land in Qwosons purchis " 

" Mary cole the wife of Garsham Cole & Sarah Cole wife of 
Joseph Cole Jur concent to the above Division and Do Sign & 
seal the same " 

The deed was dated 29 January, 1768, and was signed by 
Gershom Cole, Joseph Cole, Jr., Mary Cole (by a mark), and 
Sarah Cole (by a mark). It was acknowledged by Gershom 
Cole and Joseph Cole, Jr., 8 February, 1768, bo-fore John Free- 
man, Justice of the Peace. The witnesses were Isaac Sparrow 
and Edward Cole. 

This deed was recorded 1 5 February, 1 768, in the Barnstable 
County Registry of Deeds, Book 31, folio 73, by Solomon Otis, 
Register, and has not been re-recorded, since the fire. 

[Elk ana 11 LiNNEL to Jonathan Sparrow] 

" Elkanah Lionel of Eastham .... Yeoman " for £2, 2s. 2d . 
lawful money, sold, to " Jonathan Sparrow of Eastham abovesaid 



MiddleborougJi, Mass., Vital Records 13 

Yeoman .... A Parcel of Land which I purchased of Isaac 
King & his Wife of Barrington in Nova Scotia, and lies in part- 
nership with the sd. Jonathan, being one Quarter Part of a Lot 
lying in Eastham near the Stage, and is the Upper Lot called 
the Sheep Pasture, one Quarter part of Said Upper Lot lying 
between the Lands of Moses Higgins on the West, and the above 
named Jonathan Sparrow on the easterly Side " 

The deed was dated 5 October, 1768, and acknowledged 
17 May, 1769, before John Freeman, Justice of the Peace. 
The witnesses were Jonathan Linnel and Theophilus Mayo, Jr. 
The deed has not been recorded. 

[Sparrow and Higgins to Sparrow] 

"Thomas Sparrow Sarah Sparrow Elnathan Higgins and his 
wife marcy Higgins all of Eastham " for thirteen shillings lawful 
money sold to " Jonathan Sparrow of Eastham .... yeaman 
.... all that our parsel of upland lying In the Southerly part 
of Eastham on Samsons Island which we hold In partnership 
with Deacon Jonathan Higgins the Said persel of land which 
we Sell is one Eight part of half a lot which may apear by deed 
or Record of the Same together with all the priviledges and 
appurtenances thereof .... and we the Said Thomas Sparrow 
Sarah Sparrow Elnathan Higgins and marcy higgins do ... . 
set our hands and Seals " on 6 June, 1769. 

The deed was signed by Thomas Sparrow, Sarah Sparrow 
(by a mark), Elnathan Higgins, Mercy Higgins (by a mark), 
and Mary Sparrow (by a mark). It was acknowledged 7 March, 
1770, by Thomas Sparrow, Sarah Sparrow, Elnathan Higgins 
and Mercy Higgins, before John PYeeman, Justice of the Peace. 
The witnesses were Asa Mayo and John Sparrow. The deed 
has not been recorded. 

{To l>e continued) 



MIDDLEBOROUGH, MASS., VITAL RECORDS 

Transcribed by the Editor 
( Continu ed from I r ol. X Vj p. 223 ) 

[p. 243] Mehetable Burrows Daughter to Silvanus Barrows & of Ruth 

His wife was Born July the 13 th 1741 
Lydia Barrows Daughter to Silvanus Barrows and of Ruth His wile 

was Born October the 9 th 1743 



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ds 



Abiah Thomas Daughter to Jedediah Thomas and of Lois his wife 

was Born August the 3 rd 1737 
Joanna Thomas Daughter to Jedediah Thomas and of Lois his wife 

was Born April the 6 th 1739 
Isaac Thomas Son to jedediah Thomas and of Lois his Wife was 

Born May the 28 th 1742 
Joseph Harlow Son to william harlow and of Hannah his wife was 

Born May the 14 th 1739 
Ezra Harlow Son to william Harlow and of Hannah His wife was 

Born april the 2 nd 1741 
Hannah Harlow Daughter to william Harlow & of Hannah his wife 

was Born March the 11 th 1743/4 
James Clap Son to Elijah Chip and of Hope his wife was Born June 

the 14: and Deceased July the 24 11 ' following 1744 
Ebenezer Thomas Son to Ebenezer Thomas and of Anna His wife 

was Born march the 20 th 1738/9 
Mary Thomas Daughter to Ebenezer Thomas and of Anna his wife 

was Born march the 22 nd 1 741/2 
Benjamin Bryant Son to Micah Bryant and of Elizabeth his wife was 

Born October the 24 1741 
micah Bryant Son to micah Bryant and of Elizabeth his wife was 

Born April the 2 nd 1744 
Ezekiel Samson Son to Obadiah Samson and of mary his wife was 

Born August the 11 th 1744 
Joseph Ransom Son to william Ransom and of Sarah his wife was 

Born July y e 31 st 1744 
[p. 244] Mary Lovel Daughter to John Lovel Ju r and of Lydia his 

wife was Born July y e 15 th 1729 
Peter Lovel Son to John Lovel Jun r and of Lydia his wife was Born 

June the 12 th 1732 
Lydia Lovel Daughter to John Lovel Jun 1 ' and of Lydia his wife was 

Born may the 8 lh 1735 
James Lovel Son to John Lovel Jun r and of Lydia his wife was Born 

August the 9 th 1740 
Joseph Severy Son to Thomas Severy and of mary his wife was Born 

Sep 1 y e first 1744 
Lydia Crocker Daughter to Theophilus Crocker and of Lydia his wife 

was Born at Plymton Sep 1 y e 28 th 1731 
Ruth Crocker Daughter to Theophilus Crocker and of Lydia his wife 

was Born at Plymton march y fc 20 th 1732/3 
Theophilus Crocker Son to Theophilus Crocker & of Lydia his wife 

was Born January the 23 rd 1734/5 
Abigail Crocker Daughter To Theophilus Crocker and of Lydia his 

wife was Born December y e 30 th 173C 
Silvanus Eaton Son to francies Eaton and of Lydia his wife was Born 

may the 8 th 1734 
Thankfull Eaton Daughter to francies Eaton and of Lydia his wife 

was Born December y e 21 st 1735 



MiddleborougJi, Mass., Vital Records 1 5 

John Eaton Son to Francies Eaton and of Lydia his wife was Born 

august the 12 th 1737 
Mary Eaton Daughter to Francies Eaton and of Lydia his wife was 

Born february y e 16 th 1738/9 
Elijah Eaton Son To Francies Eaton and of Lydia his wife was Born 

November y e 7 th 1740 
Susannah Eaton Daughter to Francies Eaton & of Lydia his wife was 

Born September y e 13 th 1743 
Benjamin Eaton Son to Francies Eaton and of Lydia his wife was 

Bom march y e 26 . 1742 . 
David Vaughan Son to John Vaughan and of Jerusha his wife was 

Born Tuesday May the 13 th 1740 
Jael Tinkham Daughter to John Tinkham Ju r &: of Jerusha his wife 

was Born Tuesday January y e 24 1743/1 
[p. 245] march y e 17 : 1743/4 Then I Published the purpose of mar- 
riage Between Ebenezer Vaughan & Rachel Soul Both of middle- 

boro P r Seth Tinkham Town Cler 
march y e 17 1743/4 Then I Published a purpose of marriage Between 

Jesse Bryant and Susanna winslow Both of rniddleborough P r 

Seth Tinkham Town Cler 
March y e 31 : 1744 Then 1 Published a purpose of marriage between 

James Soul Jun r of rniddleborough & Deborah Holmes of Ply ni- 
ton P r Seth Tinkham Town Cler 
april y e 21 : 1744 Then I published a purpose of marriage between 

Edmond Wood & patience Tinkham Both of rniddleborough P r 

Seth Tinkham Town Cler 
april y e 27 : 1744 Then I Published a purpose of marriage Between 

Charles Reynolds Ju r & Ruth Niles both of rniddleborough P r 

Seth Tinkham Town Cler 
May y e 5 : 1744 Then I Published a purpose of marriage Between 

Henry Leonard & Abiah Spooner Both of rniddleborough P r 

Seth Tinkham Town Cler 
may y e 5 : 1744 Then 1 published a purpose of marriage between 

Nathaniel wood and mary winslow Both of rniddleborough P r 

Seth Tinkham Town Cler 
June y e 6 : 1744 Then I Published a purpose of marriage Between 

John fric of Taunton & Kathrine Smith of rniddleborough P r 

Seth Tinkham Town Cler 
June 22 1744 Then I Published a purpose of marriage between Job 

Witherel of norton & Jane Pershow of rniddleborough P r Seth 

Tinkham Town Cler 
July 13 : 1744 Then I Published a purpose of marriage between 

Arthur Bennett of rniddleborough & Repentance Lucas of Plym- 

ton P r Seth Tinkham Town Cler 
august 11 th 1744 Then I Published a purpose of marriage between 

David Allen & Fear Pratt Both of rniddleborough : P r Seth Tink- 
ham T: Cler 



16 Middleborough, Mass., Vital Records 

Sep* 8 : 1744 Then I Published a purpose of marriage between william 

M c fall of middleborough & Hannah Hathaway of Barkley P r Seth 

Tinkham Town Cler 
Sep 1 2 1744 I Published a purpose of marriage Between Samuel 

Thomas ju r of rniddleborough & mehetabel Barrows of plymton 

P r Seth Tinkham Town Cler 
Octo r 12 : 1744 I Published a purpose of marriage Between Thomas 

Peirce Ju r of middleborough & Rebekah Jones of yarmouth P r 

Seth Tinkham Town Cler 
[p. 246] Decern? 14 : 1744 I published a purpose of marriage, between 

william Hoar of middleborough & Sarah Hoskins of Taunton : 

Seth Tinkham Town Cler 
Decern 1 " 15 : 1744 I published a purpose of marriage between Jeremiah 

Howland & betty Vaughan Both of middleborough Seth Tinkham 

T Cler 
Decern 1 " 22 : 1744 I published a purpose of marriage between manasseh 

Clap and Rebekah Cushman Both of middleborough P r Seth 

Tinkham Town Cler 
Decem r 29 1744 I published a purpose of marriage between Jacob 

Green & Ruth Bennett both of middleborough P r Seth Tinkham 

Town Cler 
January y e 19 : 1744/5 I published a purpose of marriage between 

John Redding of middleborough & Sarah Briggs of Barkley Seth 

Tinkham Town Cler 
January y e 25 : 1744/5 I published a purpose of marriage between 

John Perkins & Patience Paddake Both of middleborough P r 

Seth Tinkham Town Cler 
January y e 28 1744/5 I Published a purpose of marriage Between 

Jesse Griffeth of middleborough & Sarah Russel of Pembrook 

pr Seth Tinkham Town Cler 
february y e 2 : 1744/5 I published a purpose of marriage between 

Elkanah Shaw of middleborough & Joanna King of Plymouth pr 

Seth Tinkham Town Cler 
feb'y y e 8 th 1744/5 I published a purpose of marriage between Benj m 

Taylor of middleborough & Rebekah macfarling of pembrook pr 

Seth Tinkham Town Cler 
feb r y y e 9 : 1744/5 I Published a purpose of marriage between Samuel 

Tinkham y e 3 rd & Hope Cobb Both of middleborough P r Seth 

Tinkham Town Cler 
feb r y y e 14 : 1744/5 I published a purpose of marriage between George 

white of Raynham & hannah Bryant of middleborough P r Seth 

Tinkham Town Cler 
feb f y y e 14 : 1744/5 I Published a purpose of marriage between Noah 

Allden & Joanna Vaughan Ju r Both of middleborough P r Seth 

Tinkham Town Cler 
feb r y y e 16 : 1744/5 I published a purpose of marriage between Stephen 

macomber Ju r of Taunton & Sarah m c nell of middleborough P r 

Seth Tinkham Town Cler 



Middle borough^ Mass., Vital Records ly 

feb 23 : 1744/5 I published a purpose of marriage between Anthony 

Booth of middleborough & Rachel parker of Tiverton pr Seth 

Tinkham Town Cler 
march 2 : 1744/5 I Published a purpose of marriage between Jabez 

Soul of Hallifax and Abigail Benriet of middleborough P r Seth 

Tinkham Town Cler 
March y e 9 : 1744/5 I Published a purpose of marriage Between Moses 

Redding and Joanna Vaughan Both of middleborough P r Seth 

Tinkham Town Cler 
april y e 2 d 1748 I Published a Purpose of marriage Between Hilkiah 

Peirce of middleborough and Hannah Briggs of Taunton p r Eben r 

Sproutt Town Cl r 
april y e 9 th 1748 I Published a Purpose of marriage Between Edward 

Bumpas of Wareham & mariah Benson of middleborough p r 

Eben 1 ' Sproutt Town Cl r 
may y e 7 th 1748 I Published a Purpose of marriage Between John Shaw 

of Rainham and Hannah White of middleborough p r Eben r 

Sproutt Town Cl r 
may the 14 th 1748 I Published a Purpose of Marriage Between henery 

Richmond J u r of middleborough and Sarah Warshbond of Bridge- 

warter p r Eben r Sproutt Town Cl r 
may y e 21 st 1748 1 Published a Purpose of marriage Between Samuel 

Bennet of middleborough and Jamirna Tupper of Sandwich p r 

Eben r Sproutt Town Cl r 
June y e 25 : 1748 I Published a Purpose of marriage Between John 

Barden of Middleboroug[h] and Deborah Gifford of Freetown 

p r Eben r Sproutt Town Cl r 
July y e 16 : 1748 I Published a Purpose of marraige Between Elkanah 

Shaw Ju r of middleborough and Elizabeth At wood of Plirnton p r 

Eben r Sproutt Town Cl r 
[p. 247] Deborah Raymond Daughter To Barnabas Raymond and of 

Allice his wife was Born August the I st 1729 
Abigail Raymond Daughter to Barnabas Raymond & of Allice his 

wife was Born October the 3 rd 1732 
George Raymond Son to Barnabas Raymond and of Allice his wife 

was Born August the 31 st 1734 
Noah Raymond Son to Barnabas Raymond and of Allice his wife was 

Born January the 22 nd 1737/8 
Barnabas Raymond Son to Barnabas Raymond and of Allice his wife 

was Born June the 9 th 1740 
John Raymond Son to Barnabas Raymond and of Allice his wife was 

Born July the 13 th 1742 
William Raymond Son to Barnabas Raymond and of Allice his wife 

was Born July the 2 nd 1744 
Job Allden Son to David Allden and of Judith his wife was Born 

September the 24 th 1737 
Silas Allden Son to David Allden and of Judith his wife was Born 

October the Tenth 1739 



Middle borough) Mass., Vital Records 



Abigail Allden Daughter to David Allden and of Judith His wife was 

Born May the 19 1744 
Elijah Knowlton Son to Thomas Knowlton and of Martha His wife 

was born at Ipswich November the 20 th 17 12 and Deceased may 

y e 24 th 1740 in y e 28 th year of his age 
John Knowlton Son to Thomas Knowlton and of martha his wife was 

Born May the 2 7 th 17 15 
Martha Knowlton Daughter to Thomas Knowlton & of martha his 

wife was Born february the 14 th 1717/18 
Thomas Knowlton Son to Thomas Knowlton & of Martha his wife 

was Born May the 12 th 1720 & Dec d June y e 18 : 1727 in the 8 th 

year of his age 
Hannah Knowlton Daughter to Thomas Knowlton & of martha his 

wife was Born March the 7 th 172 1/2 & Dec d march y e 10 : 1729/30 

in y e 9 th year of her age 
Elisha Knowlton Son to Thomas Knowlton and of Martha his wife 

was Born October the 24 th 1724 & Dec d June y e 11 th 1727 in y e 

3 rd year of his age 
Joshua Knowlton Son to Thomas Knowlton & of Martha His wife 

was Born August the 14 1727 
[p. 248] The Rev d M r Peter Thacher Pastor of the first Church of 

Christ in Middleborough Deceased April The 22 nd 1744 in the 

56 th year of his Age 
Thomas Thacher (Son to the Rev d M r Peter Thacher and of mr s Mary 

Thacher His wife) Dec d December the 10 th 1744 in the 24 th year 

of his Age 
Priscilla Bennet the Daughter of Leiu 1 Joseph Bennet by Thankfull 

his wife Deceased May the 16 th : 1745 : In the Sixteenth year of 

her age 
Martha Wood the wife of Nathaniel Wood Deceased March y e : 20 th : 

1743/4 In the Twenty fourth year of her age 
Joshua Wood the Son of Nathaniel Wood by Martha his Wife De- 
ceased October the 20 th : 1744 aged Seven months and Three Days 
M rs Lydia Soul (the wife of M r James Soul) Deceased March the 

14 th : 1741 s In the &y d year of her age 
Jacob Soul (the Son of James Soul by Lydia his wife) Deceased 

August 20 th : 1744 : In the : 42 nd : year of his age 
M r James Soul Deceased August 27 th : 1744 : In the 85 th year of his 

age 
Thomas Trewantj the Son of Joseph Trewant, Deceased (without wife 

or Issue.). Some time in the month of August A. D. 1744 ; In the 

34 th year of his age, 
Rebeckah Soul the Daughter of M r James Soul by Lydia his wife, 

Deceased June the 2i Bt : 1747 In the 48 th year of her age 
[p. 251] Elisha Lyon Son to william Lyon and of martha his wife was 

Born October the 5 th 1744 
Elisha Crossman Son to Barnabas Crossman & of hannah his wife 

was Born ®Mober the 29 1729 



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Mid die borough, Mass., Vital Records 19 

Hannah Crossman Daughter to Barnabas Grossman and of hannah 

his wife was Born february the 6 1 730/1 
Barnabas Crossman Son to Barnabas Crossman & of hannah his wife 

was Born November the 2 nd 1732 
Elkanah Crossman Son to Barnabas Crossman & of hannah his wife 

was Born June the 29 th 1735 
Abigail Crossman Daughter to Barnabas Crossman & of Hannah his 

wife was Born August the 19 1737 and Deceased October the 3 rd 

1744 in y e 8 th year of her age 
Samuel Crossman Son to Barnabas Crossman & of hannah his wife 

was Born August the 24 th 1740 and Deceased Sep* y e 16 : 1744 

in the 5 th year of his age 
Theophilus Crossman Son to Barnabas Crossman and of hannah his 

wife was Born August the 22 — 1743 
N B Jennet Thomas the Daughter of Edward Thomas Ju r and of 

Abigail his wife (who Stands Recorded in page the 77 th of This 

Book) & was Born December the 6 1722 hath Some Time Since 

By order of her parents Had her Christain Name Changed to 

Rhoda — and Now Stands Rhoda Thomas &c 
Zebedee Sprout Son to Robert Sprout & of Hannah his wife was Born 

March The 14 th 1741/2 
Samuel Sprout Son to Robert Sprout & of Hannah his wife was Born 

January the 8 th 1743/4 
Elijah Thomas Son to Henery Thomas and of Ruth his wife was Born 

July the 14—1744 
Lydia Smith Daughter to John Smith and of Deborah his wife was 

Born July the 17 th 1744 
John Allden Son to John Allden and of Lydia his wife was Born Jan- 
uary the 27 on Sabath Day 1739/40 
Mary Allden Daughter to John Allden and of Lydia his wife was Born 

November y e 11 on wednessday 1741 
Nathan Allden Son to John Allden and of Lydia his wife was Born 

August y e 1 1 on Thursday 1743 
[p. 252] Bithiah Samson Daughter to Gershom Samson and of Bithiah 

his wife was Born May the 13 th 1737 
Gershom Samson Son to Gershom Samson and of Bithiah his wife 

was Born October the 19 th 1740 
Mary Samson Daughter to Gershom Samson and of Bithiah his wife 

was Born April the 24 — *743 
Philemon Donham Son to Ephraim Donham Ju r and of mercy his wife 

was Born December the 20 th 1744 
Ebenezer Tucker Son to Benjamin Tucker and of Sarah his wife was 

Born february the 8 th 1742/3 
Nathaniel Tucker Son to Benjamin Tucker and of Sarah his wife was 

Born October the 15 th 1744 
Seth Eddy Son to Samuel Eddy Ju r and of Lydia his wife was Born 

february y e Eleventh 1744/5 
Rebekah Wood Daughter to Samuel wood Jur and of Joanna his wife 

was Born february the 12 th 1744/5 



20 Middleborough, Mass., Vital Records 

Lucia Wood Daughter to Ephraim Wood and of Mary his wife was 
Born february the 6 th 1744/5 

Joshua Wood the Son of Nathaniel Wood by Martha * his wife was 
born March the : 17 th 1743/4 

Seth Wood the Son of Nathaniel Wood by Mary * his wife was born 
March the : 17 th : 1744/5 

Lazarus Tinkham the Son of Samuel Tinkham the 3 rd by Hope his 
wife was born February 28 th 1745/6 

Israel Thomas the Son of Israel Thomas by Phebe his wife was born 
January 3 rd 1745/ 6 

Sarah Thomas the Daughter of William Thomas by Hannah his wife 
was born September . 15 th : 1736 

William Thomas the Son of William Thomas by hannah his wife was 
born January the 16 th 1738/39 

Huldah Thomas the Daughter of William Thomas by hannah his wife 
was born June the 18 th 1742 

Israel Samson son of William Samson & Joanna his wife was Born 
June 2 2 d 1738 1738 

[p. 253] april i2 : 1744 : Then Abiel wood & dorcas Smith both of 
The Town of middleborough was marryed by me Benj m Ruggles 

may 25 : 1744 Then Charles Reynolds Ju r & Ruth Niles Both of 
middleborough was marryed by me Benj: Ruggles 

June 4 : 1744 Then Henry Leonard & Abiah Spooner Both of Mid- 
dleborough was marryed By me Benj: Ruggles 

June 19 : 1744 Then Nathaniel wood & Mary Winslow Both of mid- 
dleborough was marryed by me Benj: Ruggles 

June 20 : 1744 Edmond Wood & Patience Tinkham Both of The 
Town of middleboro : was marryed by me Benj Ruggles 

June : 29 : 1744 Then John Fry of Taunton & Kathrine Smith of 
middleboro was marryed by me Benj: Ruggles 

August 23 : 1744 Then Arthur Bennet of middleborough and Repent- 
ance Lucas of Ply m ton was man yd By me Benj: Ruggles 

October 25 : 1744 Then David Allen & Fear Pratt Both of middle- 
borough was marryed By me Benj: Ruggles 

January 3r : 1744/5 Then william Hoar of middleboro and Sarah 
Hoskins of Taunton was marryed By me Benj: Ruggles 

march 5 : 1744/5 Then Stephen Maccomber Jur of Taunton &: Sarah 
macknel of middleborough was marryed By me Benj: Ruggles 

December : 13 : 1745 : Then John Hall & Lydia Hacket both of 
Middleborough was Marryed by me Benjamin Ruggles 

January : 2 : 1745/6 Then M r Samuel Southworth and M rs Elisabeth 
Caswell Jun r Both of Middleborough was marryed by me Ben- 
jamin Ruggles 

( To be continued) 
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Plymouth Colony Wills and Inventories 21 



PLYMOUTH COLONY WILLS AND INVENTORIES 

Abstracts uy the Editor 



{Continued from Vol. XV, p. 2jg) 

[Joan Swift's Will] 

[fol. 16] "The 12 th Day of the 8 th month* 1662 I June Swift 
of Sandwich .... make my last Will " Bequests were as 
follows : 

To "Daniell Winges two sonnes Samuell and John a mare 
foale of a yeare old ; " 

To " my grandchild hannah Swift the old mare if shee bee 
alive if not the next to her ; " 

To "my grandchild Experience Allen a Chist with Drawers 
and my bible " 

To "my. two grandchildren hannah Swift and experience 
Allin all my linnine and my pewter to bee equally Devided 
between them " 

" unto Mary Darbey my wearing clothes ;" 

" unto hannah Winge the Elder my best hatt and forty 
shillinges to his f Daughters to bee Devided amongst them ; " 

"unto Jedediah Allen and Experience Allen the third pte of 
my Estate this house and garden being a p'te of the third ; " 

"unto my son Willams Children each of them a mare foale ; " 

"my Debtes being Discharged and my funerall being paied 
I give the Rest of my estate to my son Willam whom I make 
my Exequitor, I make John Vincent and Benjamine hammond 
my overseers of this my will ; and give to them twenty shillings 
apeece " 

The will was signed by a mark. The witnesses were John 
Vincent and Benjamin Hammond. 

" Benjamine hammond gave oath to this Will" 3 March, 
1663, "before the Generall Court then held att Plymouth " 

" M r John Vincent was Deposed to this Will " 7 April, 1664, 
"before mee Thomas hinckly Assistant; By order from the 
Court ; " 

"This Will was Recorded the 30 th of May 1665 for although 
it was shewed in the Court held att Plymouth the 3 of March 
1663 yett Could not bee fully proved in Regard that M 1 John 

*The eighth month was October. 

t Sic. Apparently a mistake in recording. 



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I 



Vincent one of the witnesses was absent and that is the Reason 
it was not recorded untill the 30 th of May abovesaid ; " 

The inventory was taken by Richard Bourne and James Skiff e 
"this 25 of the 10 month 1663 And exhibited to the Court held 
att Plymouth the 3 th of march 1663 on the oath of Willam 
Swift;" The only real estate was "the house & garden" 
valued at £12. Debts were owed the estate by Nicholas Davis, 
John Rowse, Lodovvick Haukes, Moses Rowley, Edward Sturgis 
of Yarmouth, Nathaniel Fish, Thomas Tupper, Jr., Francis Allen, 
Robert Rollock, " Mistris ffish ", Benjamin Nye. 

The estate was indebted to William Swift, William Browne, 
"goodwife hinckley," William Bassett, William N.ewland, James 
Skiffe, Peter Gaunt. 

[Inventory of John Fish] 

[fol. 17] "An Inventory of the estate of M r John ffish lately 
Deceased" was taken 18 November, 1663, by Richard Bourne 
and Nathaniel Fish, "and exhibited to the Court held att Plym- 
outh the 3 th of May 1664 on the oath of mistris Syselia ffish 
Widow " The only real estate mentioned was : " the house 
land and meddow " ^30. 

The estate was indebted to John Gorham, William Bassett, 
Richard Bourne, Joseph Holly, James Skiffe, Senr., Henry 
Saunders, Joseph Winsor, William Swift, Nathaniel Pish. 

"Debts since his Death for the families use" : to Richard 
Bourne, £1, 14s. ; to William Swift, 9s. ; to Joseph Burgis, 10s. ; 
to Nathaniel Pish, 4s. ; to Robert Rollocke, £1. 

[ZachariAh Soule's Inventory] 

[fol. 18] " An Inventory of the goods and Chatties of Zacarya 
Soule" was taken 11 December, 1663, by John Alden and Con- 
stant Southworth, "and exhibited to the court held att Plymouth 
the third of March 1663 on the oath of Margarett Soule widdow ; " 
The real estate was : " house and land att powder point " £26 ; 
"a purchase share of land & meddow lying about Namassakett " 
£2$ ; " 2 acrees of meddow lying about the gurnett " £2 ; 
"40 acrees of upland lying in the woods " £6. 

[Thomas Pension's Inventory] 

" An Inventory of the goods of Thomas Ensigne Deceased " 
was taken by Nicholas Baker, Edward Jenkens and Isaac Bucke 
on 17 Pebruary, 1663, and exhibited at the court held at Plym- 
outh 3 March, 1664, "on the oath of John Ensinge ; " No real 



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estate is mentioned. [The will was recorded on folio 19, after 
that of George Lewis.] 

[The Will of George Lewis, Sr.] 

[fol. 19] "The last Will . ... of George Lewis seni r : De- 
ceased exhibited to the Court held att Plymouth the third of 
March 1663 on the oath of M r Thomas Allin of Barnstable" 

The will was not dated. 

Bequests were as follows: "unto my wife and my son 
Ephraim Lewis my whole estate .... after my Debts are payed ; 
as well my lands and other Interests within the towne of Barn- 
stable and the precints therof as alsoe all my Cattle and Chattle 
& goods whatsoever ; and my will is further that my wife and 
my said son Ephraim they or cither of them shall quietly enjoy 
the same During either her or his life time ; and if either of them 
Die the other shall enjoy it ; wholly Daring her or his life time ; 
and after the Decease of them both what shalbee then left Re- 
maining shalbee Devided amongst my other five sonnes viz: my 
son Gorge my son Thomas my son James my son Edward and 
my son John ; onely my son Gorge shall in the first place have 
five pounds out of it and the Remainder shalbee equally Devided 
between him and them ; onely I Doe will That my Daughter 
Sarah Lewis shall have alsoe an equal 1 share in it ; Item I make 
my wife Mary Lewis my full and onely exequitrix " 

The witnesses were Thomas Allin and William Casley. 

[Thomas Ensign's Will] 

" The Last Will .... of Thomas Ensinge of Scittuate exhib- 
ited to the Court held att Plymouth the 9 th of June 1664 on the 
oath of M r Nicholas Baker ; " 

Bequests were as follows : 

" to my wife Elizabeth my Dwelling house barne and all my 
other housing with all that upland lying by my house ; and as 
much of that meddow of mine that lyeth att the first Clift as 
will winter two oxen and two Cowes During her naturall life ; " 

To " my said wife two oxen and two Cowes and my old mare " 

To "my son John Ensinge after my wifes Decease my house 
and houseing with all that upland lying by my house ; and that 
meddow which my wife is to use During her life ; " 

To n my son John After my Decease all the Rest of my land 
and meddow both that which the Towne gave mee and that 
which I purchased of Conihassett land ; " 

" I give my son John my two yeare old Coult " 















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" I give my Daughter hannah my Coult that was foalled this 
yeare and my great old bible that was my fathers" 

To "my Daughter Sarah my yeare old Coult" also "ten 
pounds to bee payed her by my son John two yeares after my 
Decease " 

To " my Daughter hannah her son Thomas Shepherd one 
Cow to bee payed by my son John when the Child shalbee ten 
yeares of age " 

To "Sarah Underwood my wifes sisters Daugter one Cow 
Calfe to bee payed by my son John when shee shalbee fifteen 
yeares of age ; " 

To "my aforsaid wife all the Rest of my goods and Chatties 
not before mencioned whom I Doe appoint .... my exequitrix ; 
and I Doe Joyne with her Respecting her weaknes and Inabil- 
litie my son John a Joynt exequitor " 

The will was dated iG July, 1663. The witnesses were 
Timothy ITatherley and Nicholas Baker. 

[Thomas Bourne's Will] 

[fol. 20] « The last Will .... of M r Thomas Bourne of the 
Towne of Marshfeild .... late Deceased exhibited to the gen- 
erall Court held att Plymouth the 2 th of June 1664 ori the oathes 
of M r Samuell Arnold and Anthony Snow ; " 

"Thomas Bourne .... Draper" made his will on 2 May, 
1664. Bequests were as follows. 

" I give unto my Daughter Bradford according to my promise 
twenty pounds to bee payed her in Corne or Cattle or goods ; 
and also I give her my wifes gould Ringe ; " 

" I Doe give unto my Daughter Smith nine pound to bee 
payed her for a legacy in corne Cattle or goods ;" 

" I Doe give unto my Daughter Winslow two Cowes " 

"I give unto my sonne Tildin five shillings in Corne for a 
legacy e ;" 

" And I give unto my Daughter Tildin : Daughter Lydia 
Tildin forty shillings ; I say two pounds in Cattle ; for the better 
understanding of the forty shillings ; before mentioned and I give 
unto John Waterman two pounds in Cattle or goods or corne ; 
And I give unto Thomas Waterman two pounds in Cattle goods 
or corne ; And I Doe give unto Josepth Waterman two pounds in 
Cattle goods or Corne And I Doe give unto Robert Waterman 
two pounds in Cattle goods or Corne" 

" I Doe give unto M r Arnold twenty shillings in goods or 
Corne " 

" I Doe heerby Declare my son John Bourne to bee my heire 



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and I Doe give unto him all my lands and housing that are upon 
my lands that is neare hand or further Remote layed out or to 
bee layed out to mee " 

u my son John Bourne" was appointed executor. 

The witnesses were Samuel Arnold and Anthony Snow. 

The inventory was taken by Sergeant Joseph Beedle, 
Anthony Snow and Thomas Doged, the last named signing 
by a mark, and was exhibited at court at Plymouth on 9 June, 
1664, on the oath of John Bourne. The real estate was "his 
house and land and orchyard and meddowes " and "alott of 
land lying neare Taunton " but the value was not stated. Debts 
were due from " Serjeant Cotten ", John Branch, " m r Josias 
Winslow seni r ", Captain Thomas, John Thomas, " M r John 
Bradford"; and the estate owed: " for sugar and wine and 
fruit for the buriall " £i t is. ; to Humphrey Johnson, 4s. 

[James Pitney's Will] 

[fol. 21] " The Last Will .... of m r James Pitney taken by 
us m r John Bradford and John Bourne the 14 th of March 1663 
And exhibited to the Court held att Plymouth the 8 th of June 
1664" 

" James Pitney aged eighty yeares or therabouts " made his 
will 14 March, 1663. Bequests were as follows. 

" To my son John Thomas seni r .... my oxe which goeth 
with his oxe in the Draught and .... my horse coult ; " 

To " my son James Pitney .... twenty shillings which my 
son John Thomas shall pay him; " 

"to my Daughter Abigail two Cowcs ; one blacke Cow which 
is a tall Cowe and one browne Cow ; " 

" unto my Daughter Sarah one Cow being a short leged one " 
also "all my beding and Clothes ;" 

" 1 give my Daughter Sarahs Children my two Calves and 
one yearling to bee Devided equally amongst them all " 

" I Doe .... appoint my loveing Daughter Sarah Thomas to 
bee my .... exequitrix and I Doe appoint and authorise m r John 
Bradford to bee my overseer that soe this my will may bee .... 
executed according as is heer Declared;" 

The will was signed by a mark and witnessed by John Brad- 
ford and John Bourne. 

The inventory was taken by John Bradford and John Bourne 
on 21 March, 1663. No real estate is mentioned. The estate 
was indebted to "goodman Wharton", Nathaniel Winslow, and 
"m r Hugh Williams" 






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il Sarah the wife of John Thomas made Oath to this Inventory 
May the 24 th 1664 Before mee Josias Winslow Assistant ;" 

[James Wyatt's Inventory] 

[fol. 22] "The Inventory of the goods and Chatties of Leif- 
tenant James Wyatt of Taunton .... Deceased made and proved 
by Richard Williams Walter Deane and Gorg Masye the 27 th of 
July 1664 and exhibited to the Court held att Plymouth aforsaid 
the 2 cond of August 16G4 on the oath of mistris Mary Wyatt 
vviddovv ; " No real estate is mentioned. The estate owed 
Abigail Andrews .£65. 

( To be continued) 



EASTHAM AND ORLEANS, MASS., VITAL RECORDS 

Transcribed by George Ernest Bowman 
[Continued from Vol. XV, p. 234) 

[p. 42] Josiah Snow and & Elisabeth Snow were married by M r Webb 
on the 20 th day of October annodomini : 17 19 

Elisabeth Snow the Daughter of Josiah and elisabeth Snow was born 
at Eastham on the eighteenth day of July annodomini 1721 

Josiah Snow the Son of Josiah and Elisabeth Snow was born at East- 
ham on the 18 th day of September annodomini 1723 

Mary Snow the Daughter of Josiah and Elisabeth Snow was born at 
Eastham on the twentyfirst day of November annodomini : 1725 

Aprel : 1755 then samuel horten Jr and mary dishing Boath of East- 
ham ware marid in Eastham By M r Edward Chever Clark 

abigaicl Horten Daughter of Samuel and mary horten was Born, in 
Eastham July 31 : 1755 

Cushing Horten Son of Samuel and mary horten was Born in East- 
ham September 5 : 1757 

Susanna Horten Daughter of Samuel and mary was Born in Eastham 
february 24 : 1760 

Lurane Horten Daughter of Samuel and mary Horten was Born in 
Eastham march 15 : 1762 

Mary Horten wife of Samuel Horten Died July 1767 

Thomas Cooke and Dinah Doane were married by m r Webb on y e 
twentysecund day of October annodomini : 1722 

Ebenezer young Son of Elisha Jur and bethiah young was born at 
Eastham on the 16 th day of december 1732 

Joshua young Son of Elisha young Was born on the 6 th day of march 

*735 


















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Eastham and Orleans, Mass., Vital Records 27 

Elisha young Son of Elisha young was born on the 4 th day of february 

1737 
Eliezer young Son of Elisha young was born on the 2 d day October 1 739 
Jams Young Son of Elisha young was born november y e 30 th 1741 
Heman young Son of Elisha young was born may y c 24 th 174.4 
Edmond young Son of Elisha young was born July y e 2 d 1746 
watson and Elisabeth young Son and daughter of Elisha young was 

born on the 7 th day of march 1747 
[p. 43] [Thomas Hulker and Debora Brown were married by m r Webb 

on the 14 th day of September annodomini : 1721 *] 
febuary 13 : 1755 then scarlet gills and mary snow Both of Eastham 

ware marid in Eastham by M r Edward Chever Clark 
tabethy Gills the Dafter of scarlet and mary gills was Born in Eastham 

fubuary 29 : 1756 
Elisha Higgins Jun r and Sarah Luis were married by mr Webb on the 

nineteenth day of October annodomini : 1721 
Jane Higgins the daughter of Elisha & Sarah Higgins was Born at 

Eastham on y e eighteenth Day of february annodomini 1722/3 
Sarah f Higgins the daughter of Elisha and Sarah Higgins was Born 

at Eastham on y e first day of May annodomini : 1725 
Elisha higgins Son of Elisha higgins ju r & Sarah higgins was born the 

first day of november 1727 
Edward Higgins Son of Elisha higins jun r was born the 15 th day of 

October 1733 entred W Joseph Doane Town dark 
Joseph higgins Son of Elisha higgins jun was born the 9 th day of 

ffebruary 1734/5 
Abigel higgins Daughter of Elisha higgins jun r was born the 29 th day 

of July 1737 
Abiel higgins Daughter of Elisha higgins was born the 29 of Decem- 
ber 1740 
febry 20 : 1755 then Ebnezar higgens Jr and Elisabath myrik Boath of 

Eastham ware marid in Eastham by m r Edward Chever 
[p. 44] Simon Nucome and Lidia Brown were married by mr Webb 

on the fifth clay of april annodomini : 1722 
[Elisabeth smith the Dafter of maier Zoath and smith was Born in East- 
ham febuary y e : 6 : 1755 $] 
Jonathan Grew & Abigel Cole Married the 12 th day of October 1721 

by Nathaniel ffreeman Justice Peace 
Susanah Grew the daughter of Jonathan and Abigail Grew was born 

at Eastham the 17 th day of December annodomini : 1722 
Daniel Grew the Son of Jonathan and Abigail Grew was Born at East- 
ham on the nineteenth day of August annodomini 1725 
Jonathan Grew the Son of Jonathan and Abigail Grew was born at 

Eastham on y e twenty first day of april annodom : 1728 
James Grew son of Jonathan & abigail Grew was born the 25 day of 

July 173 1 entred f Joseph Doane Town Clark 
* This entry was crossed out. See original page 47. 
t k ' Mary " was crossed out and " Sarah " interlined. 
I This entry was crossed out. See original page 143. 



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Abigel Grew Daughter of Jonathan & Abigel Grew, was born the 9 th 
day of August 1733 

[p. 45] Nathanael Bacon the Son of Thomas and Mary Bacon was 
Born on thursday the S.ecund day of august annodommini : 1722 : 

Ruth Bacon the Daughter of Thomas and Mary Bacon was Born at 
Eastham on y e Seventh day of february annodomihi : 1724/5 

Sarah Bacon the daughter of Thomas and Mary Bacon was born at 
Eastham on y e twentyninth day of april annodomihi 1727 

Thomas Bacon the Son of Thomas and Mary Bacon was Bom at East- 
ham on y e eighth day of November anno Domini 1728 

Nathan Bacon Son of Thomas & Mary Beacon was born in Eastham 
the i& lU day of march 1730/31 Entred f me Joseph Doane Town 
clerk & sd nathan Died 30 September 1736 

Jonathan Beacon son of Thomas & Mary Beacon born the 5 th of Octo- 
ber 1734 

Nathan Beacon Son of Thomas Beacon was born the 14 th day of april 

1737 
Samuel Atwood and Hannah Doane were married by mr Benjamin 

Webb on y e 17-* day of October annodomini : 1722 
David atwood the Son of Samuel and Hannah Atwood was Born at 

Eastham on the nineteenth day of September annodomini : 1723/4 
phebe walker the Dafter of John walker Jr and hanah walker was born 

in Eastham August : y e : 3 : 1745 
William myrick Jr and phebe Smith was married by the Revrd m r 

Edward Cheever in Eastham on the 25 Day of march 1756 
John myrick Son of william and Phebe myrick was Born in Eastham 

the first Day of april 1757 
Samuell myrick Son of william and phebe myrick was Born in Eastham 

the 12 Day of may 1759 
Joseph myrick Son of william and phebe myrick was Born in Eastham 

the 28 Day of June 1761 
Elisabeth myrick Daughter of william and phebe myrick was Born in 

Eastham april 1 Day 1763 
Phebe myrick Daughter of william and Phebe myrick was Born in 

Eastham february 7 Day 1766 
Phebe myrick wife of william myrick Departed this Life the 15 Day of 

february 1766 
[p. 46] Ebenezer Paine and Hannah Hopkins Both of Eastham were 

married by Joseph Doane Esqu r on the 13 th day of December 

annodom 1722 
Ebenezer Paine the Son of Ebenezer and Hannah Paine was Born at 

Eastham on y e 26 th day of November anno Domini : 1722 
Elisabeth Paine the daughter of Ebenezer and Hannah Paine was born 

at Eastham on y e Seventh clay of July anno Domini 1724 
Nathanael Paine the Son of Ebenezer and Hannah Paine was born at 

Eastham on the 15 th day of august annodomini 1727 
Abigaile Paine the daughter of Ebenezer and Hannah Paine was born 

at Eastham on y. e 29 th day of June annodomini 1729 



EastJiam a)id Orleans i Mass., Vital Records 29 

John taler and susanah higgens Both of Eastham ware marid in East- 
ham By M r Joseph Crocker Clark on April 22 ; 1756 

his Children Recorded in the new Book 

Joseph Smith Jun er and Elisabeth Knowles Both of Eastham were 
married by mr Benjamin Webb October y e 18 th 1722 

moses Smith Son of Joseph and Elisebeth Smith was born at Eastham 
December y e 15 th 1723 

Sarah Smith Daughter of Joseph and Elisabeth Smith was born at 
Eastham August y e 25 : 1725 

Elisha Smith Son of Joseph and Elisabeth Smith was born at Eastham 
December y e 10 th 1727 

Lidya Smith Daughter of Joseph and Elisabeth Smith was born at 
Eastham Aprel y e 20 th 1729 

Joseph Smith Son of Joseph and Elisebeth Smith was bom nt East- 
ham march y e 23 : 1731/2 

Nathan Smith Son of Joseph and Elisebeth Smith was born at East- 
ham December y e 25 th 1732 

Eunice Smith daughter of Joseph and Elisebeth Smith was born at East- 
ham december y e 23 d : 1738 

Isaac Smith Son of Joseph and Elisabeth Smith was born at Eastham 
January y e 10 th 1740 

Joshua Smith Son of Joseph and Elisabeth Smith was born at East- 
ham September y e 16 th 1743 

Joseph Smith Departed this Life March y e 9 Day 1763 

Elisabeth Smith his wife Died inarch ye 6 Day 1761 

[p. 47] Thomas Hulker and Debora Brown were married by m r Ben- 
iamin Webb on y e fourteenth day of September annodom 1721 

Thomas Hulker the Son of Thomas and debora Hulker was Born at 
Eastham on y e third day of December annodomini 11722 

Robert Mayo and Debora Strout both of Eastham were married by 
m r Benjamin Webb on y e 30 th day of January annodomini : 1722/3 

Elifelet morse of falmoth in Casco Bay and martha mayo of Eastham 
ware marid in Eastham By M r Joseph Crocker Clark on June 27 : 
1757 Entred pr Thomas Knowles Town Clar 

Thankful Harding Daugter of Samuel and content Hardin was born 
at Eastham on y e 25 th day of June 1741 

Elisabath Harding dauhter of Samuel and Content Harding was born 
at Eastham on the 8 th day of august 1743 

Lusia Harding Daughter of Samuel and content Plarding was born at 
Eastham on y e 7 th day of may 1746 

Rebaca harding the Dafter of samuel and Content harding was bom 
in Eastham noveinbar y e 29 : 1748 

samuel harding the sun of samuel and Content harding was born in 
Eastham August : y e : 16 : 175 1 

Barnabas harding the sun of samuel and Content harding was Born in 
Eastham may 13 : 1755 

Theadore harding and martha sears Both of Eastham ware marid in 
Eastham By M r Joseph Crocker Clark on may 13 : 1756 



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Sarah harding Daughter of theoder and martha harding was born in 

Eastham Desmber 22 : V]^[worn'\ 
chloe harding Daughter of theoder and martha harding was born in 

Eastham augst 3 : 1758 
Josiah harding Son of theoder and matha harding was born in East- 
ham October 15 : 1760 
[p. 48] Lidia Mayo the daughter of Judah and Mary Mayo was Born 
j».\: ■;; at Eastham on the twentythird day of January annodomini : 1722/3 
Timethy higgens the sun of freeman and martha higgens was Born in 

Eastham inarch 28 : 1749 
Apphiah higgens the Dafter of freeman and martha higgens was Born 

in Eastham octobar 1 : 1752 
Williams Smith & Dorcas Doane Both of Eastham were married by 
p^vrc m r Benjamin Webb on y e 31 th day of January annodomini : 1722/3 
Dorcas Smith the wife of Williams Smith Dyed on the 12 th day of 

march annodomini : 1726/7 
Dorcas Smith the Daughter of Williams and Dorcas Smith was born 

at Eastham on y e twentyseventh day of march anno Domini : 

723/4 
Experience Smith the Daughter of Williams and Dorcas Smith was 

born at Eastham on y c 20 th day of May anno Domini : 1725 
Samuel Smith the Son of Williams and Dorcas Smith was born at 

Eastham on y e twentieth day of february annodomini 1726/7 
Anne Smith Daughter of Williams Smith was born 27 day of Septem- 
ber 1733 
Ebnezar yound * and Elisabeth myrick Both of Eastham ware mar- 

riade in Eastham By M r Joseph Crocker Clark on novembar 28 : 

1754 Entred pr Thomas Knowles Town Clar 
[p. 49] Dorcas Sparrow the daughter of Jonathan and Dorcas Sparrow 

was Born at Eastham on y c 4 th day of October annodomini : 1722 
Jonathan Sparrow the Son of Jonathan and dorcas Sparrow was born 

at Eastham on the Second day of february annodomini 1725/6 
Benjamin Sparrow the Son of Jonathan and Dorcas Sparrow was Born 

at Eastham on the Seventh day of October annodomini 1727 
Isaac Sparrow the Son of Jonathan & Dorkis Sparrow was born in 

Eastham the 26 day of november 1730' entred V Joseph Doane 

Town clerk. 
Joshua Sparrow Son of Jonathan Sparrow jun r was born September 

4 th 1735 
Phebee Sparrow Daughter of Jonathan Sparrow jun r was born the 3 rd 

day of January 1737/8 
Sollomon Sparrow Son of Jonathan Sparrow was born the 14 day of 

february 1739/40 
Thomas Lamkin and Debora Nucome were married by John Doane 

Esqu r on y e 28 th day of January : 1 7 19 
Lydia linkernue the Dafter of James and Refoaca linkernue was Born 

in Eastham novembar 7 : 1740 

* Young. See Intentions, original page 190. 



East ham and Orleans, Mass., Vita/ Records 31 

Rebaca linkeraue the Dafter of James and Rebaca linkernue was Born 

in Eastham July 26 : 1743 
Joseph linkernue the sun of James and Rebaca linkernue was Born in 

Eastham Septembar 21 : 1745 
James linkernue the sun of James and Rebaca linkernue was Born in 

Eastham August 26 : 1748 
Josiah linkernue the sun of James and Rebaca linkernufe] was Born 

in Eastham July : 16 : 1750 
Ruth linkernue the Dafter of James and Rebaca linkernue was Born 

in Eastham Desembr 22 : 1752 
suzanah linkernue the Dafter of James and Rebaca linkernu[e] was 

Born in Eastham July 26 : 1755 
[p. 50] Richard Rich and and Hannah Doane were married by John 

Doane Esqu r on the twentyeighth day of July annodomini : 1720 
June 2 : 1757 then James Cohoon Jr and thankfull wiley Both of East- 
ham ware marrid in Eastham By M r Isaiah Lues minester 

Recorded pr Thomas Knowles Town Clar 
Thomas Thatcher and Sarah Rich were married in Eastham by John 

Doane Justice Peace November y e 11 th 1720 Recorded V John 

Paine Town clerk 
William Chipman and martha treet Boath of Eastham ware marrid in 

Eastham by m r Isaiah Lues minastar in January 25 : 1753 

Recorded pr Thomas Knowles Town Clark 
marcy Cipman the Dafter of william and martha Cipman was Born in 

Eastham march 30 : 1754 
mary Cipman the Dafter of william and marther Cipman was Born in 

Eastham septembar 1 : 1756 
[p. 51] Luke Stubbs and mary Nucome were married by John Doane 

Esqu r on the eleventh day of april annodomini 1723 
June 2 : 1757 then fulk Dyer of Truro and Elisabath Atkens of East- 
ham ware married in Eastham by m r Isaiah Lues minestor 

Recorded pr Thomas Knowles Town Clar 
Benjamin Snow and Martha Eldridg were married by mr Benjamin 

Webb august y e 7 th 1723 
Elizabeth Linel Daughter of Jonathan Line! was born the 22 day of 

July 1728 
Thomas Linel Son of Jonathan Linel was born the Second day of June 

1730 
Serah Linel Daughter of Jonathan Linel was born 28 d of april 1733 
Heman Linel Son of Jonathan Linel was born the third day of Sep- 
tember 1735 
Elisha Linel Son of Jonathan Linel was born march the 8 : 1738 
Abigel Linel Daughter of Jonathan Linel was born the 9 th of June 1741 
hannah Linel the Dafter of Jonathan linel was Born in Eastham febu- 

ary 14 : 1744 
[p. 52] Elijah Hamlin the Son of Elisha and Elisabeth Hamlin was 

born at Eastham on the twentysecund day of march annodomini : 

1722/3 



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[Richard. Atwood the sun of Elezar Atvvood was born in Eastham inarch 

31 : 1718*] 
marcy atwood the Dafter of Richard and mary Atwood was born in 

Eastham August : 16 : 1749 
Luse Atvvood the Dafter of Richard and mary Atwood was born in 

Eastham August : 7 : 175 1 
Jonathan Doane and Martha Iliggins were married by rhr Benjamin 

Webb august y e 8 th 1723 
Elisha Doane the sun of Jonathan and martha Doane was born in East- 
ham novembar y c : 25 : 1724 
hanah Doane the Dafter of Jonathan and martha Doane was born in 

Eastham August 25 : 1726 
James Doane the sun of Jonathan and martha Doane was borne in 

Eastham march : y c : n : 1728 
Dorthey Doane the Daifter of Jonathan and martha Doane was born 

in Eastham octobar : y e : 8 : 1731 
Elisabath Doane the Dafter of Jonathan and martha Doane was borne 

in Eastham march : y e : 7 : 1733 
Jesse Doane the sun of Jonathan and martha Doane was born in East- 
ham fehuary : y e : 2 : 1735 
Seth Doane the sun of Jonathan and martha Doane was born in East- 
ham march : y e : 2 : 1737 
Silvanus Doane the sun of Jonathan and martha Doane was born in 

Eastham July : y c : 4 : 1740 
nathan Doane the sun of Jonathan and martha Doane was born in 

Eastham January : 31 : 1742/3 
[p. 53] Eliezer Hamlin the Son of Eliezer and Sarah Hamlin was Born 

on the twentyfourth day of may annodom : 1723 
Joanah | Atwood the Dafter of Elezar and Rebaca Atwood was born 

in Eastham Desembar 14=1736 
Elezar Atwood the sun of Elczer and Rebaca Atwood was born in 

Eastham Aprel 18 : 1739 
Joshua Atwood the sun of Elezar and Rebaca Atwood was born in 

Eastham may 21 : 1742 
barnabas Atwood the sun of lilezar and Rebaca Atwood was born in 

Eastham octobar 18 : 1744 
Rebaca Atwood the Dafter of Elezar and Rebaca Atwood was born 

in Eastham July 21 : 1747 
nathaniel Atwood the sun of Elezar and Rebaca Atwood was born in 

Eastham septembar 16 : 1749 
Stephen Atwood the sun of Elezar and Rebaca Atwood was born in 

Eastham Desembar 3 : 1751 
Deliveranc Atwood the Dafter of Elezar and Rebaca Atwood was Born 

in Eastham Aprel 19 : 1755 
William Mayo and Hannah Snow were married by m r Benjamin Webb 

on y e 15 th day of august annodomini : 1723 

*This entry has been crossed out. 

t " James " was crossed out and " Joanah " interlined in the same hand. 



Eastham and Orleans, Afass., Vital Records 33 

Elisha Mayo the Son of William and Hannah Mayo was born at East- 
ham on y e eighth day of September anno Domini 1724 

hanah mayo the Dafter of william and hanah mayo was born in East- 
ham on the : 1 : of January 1731 

mary mayo Dafter of william and hannah mayo was born in Eastham 
on the : 24 : may 1738 

william mayo Departed this in april 1775 

[p. 54] Richard Sparrow Jun r and Hannah Shaw were married by 
Joseph Doane Esqu r on y e 26 th day of September annodom : 1723 

Isaac Sparrow the Son of Richard and. Hannah. Sparrow was born at 
Eastham on y e fourth day of april annodomini 1725 

Rebecca Sparrow the Daughter of Richard and hannah Sparrow was 
Born at Eastham on y e twenty Seventh day of January annodomini 
1726/7 

Hannah Sparrow Daughter of Richard Sparrow & hannah Sparrow 
was born the 5 th day of March 1730/31 s d hannah Sparrow Died 
the 26 day of august 1736 entred f Joseph Doane Town dark 

Hannah Sparrow Daughter of Richard Sparrow was born the Seventh 
day of august 1737 

Mercy Sparrow Daughter of Richard Sparrow was born the 27 th day 
of June 1739 

gorge sesocks negro and hester hunt bouth of Eastham ware marrid 
in Eastham by m r Isaiah Lues minestar in febuary 7 : 1752 
Recorded pr Thomas Knowles Town Clar 

Seth Knowles and Martha Remick were married by m r Benjamin Webb 
on the 3 d day of October annodomini : 1723 

william wethrel and mary Brown boath of Eastham ware marrid in 
Eastham by m r Isaiah Lues minestar in novembr 16 : 1752 
Recorded pr Thomas Knowles Town Clar 

John wethrel sun of william and mary wethrel was Born in Eastham 
octobar 25 : 1753 

hanah wethrel the Dafter of william and mary wethrel was Born in 
Eastham Aprel 2 : 1756 

william withrel Son of william withrel and mary was Born in Eastham 
October 25 Day 1758 

Theophilus withrel Son of william and mary withrel was Born in East- 
ham march* 16 Day 1761 

Joseph Rich Son of Joseph Rich Born of mercy Brown in Eastham 
September 21 Day 1739 

peter Nucomb Son of Simon and mercy Nucomb was Born in East- 
ham July 17 Day 1748 

[p. 55] Joshua Brown and Rebecca Rich were married by Nathanael 
ffreeman Esqu r on y e 18 th day of april annodomini : 1723 

Joshua Brown the Son of Joshua and Rebecca Brown was Born at 
Eastham on the twelf day of may annodomini : 1.723 

Knowles Brown the Son of Joshua and Rebecca Brown was Born at 
Eastham on the twelf day of December Annodomini : 1724 

*" September" was crossed out and "March" interlined in the same hand. 



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Thankfull Brown daughter of Joshua and Rebecka Brown was born 
Eastham on the 10 th day of march 1736/7 

Cornelius Knowles and Elisabeth Reraick were married by in'" Benja- 
min Webb on the 31 th day of October annodomini : 1723 

samuel coombs and Thankful Atkens boath of Eastham ware marrid 
in Eastham by m r Isaiah Lues in January 29 : 1752 Recorded pr 
Thomas Knowles Town Clar 

Nathaniel Covell Son of Ruben and Hannah maker was Born in East- 
ham December 24 Day 1755 * 

Ruben Covell Son of Ruben and hannah Covell was Born in Eastham 
the 23 Day of february 1761 * 

[p. 56] John Cutler and Sarah Smith were married on the tenth day 
of april 1723 by Nathanael ffreemah Esqu r 

Sarah Cutler the wife of John Cutler dyed on the 17 th day of July 1725 

Joseph Higgins the Son of Elisha and Jane Higgins was Born at East- 
ham on y e [|] day of [f] annodomini : 17 17 

Ruth Higgins the daughter of Elisha and Jane Higgins was Born at 
Eastham on y e [f] day of [t] annodomini : 17 19 

Barnabas Higgins the Son of Elisha &l Jane Higgins was Born at East- 
ham on the [f] day of [f] annodomini : 1722 

Phillip Higgins the Son of Elisha and Jane Higgins was Born at East- 
ham on y e fourth day of march annodomini : 1724/5 

January 23 : 1755 then Edward snow and martha Brown Boath of 
Eastham ware marid in Eastham By m r Edward Chever Clar 

Thankfull Snow Daughter of Edward and marther Snow was Born in 
Eastham October 14 1757 

Elezabeth Snow Daughter of Edward and marther Snow was Born in 
Eastham January 3 day 1766 

John Mulfford and Mercy Harris were married by M r Benjamin Webb 
on the 25 t!l day of December annodomini : 1723 

Jemima Mulfford the daughter of John and Mercy Mulfford was Born 
at Eastham on y e Sixth day of December Annodomini : 1724 

Mercy Mulfford the daughter of John and Mercy Mulfford was Born 
at Eastham on y^ third day of febuary annodomini 1725/6 

John Mul ford Son of John & Marcy Mulford was born at Eastham 
the 28 th day of april 1728 

John Mulford Died the 21 day of april 1730 entred f Joseph Doane 
Town clerk 

febuary 13 : 1755 then John Atwood and abigail freeman Boath of 
Eastham ware maried in Eastham By m r Edward Chever Clar 

mary atwod Daughter of John and Abagel atwood was Born in East- 
ham September the 26 : 1756 

John atwood son of John and abagal Atwod was Born in Eastham 
august 21 th 1758 and Died the 28 of of auggust 1759 Recorded 
by Jabez Snow Town Clerck 

( To be continued) 



* These entries have been crossed out. See original page 65. 
t Spaces were left for the month and day. 



Hopkins Notes 35 

HOPKINS NOTES 

By George Ernest Bowman 
{Continued from Vol. XV, p. 178) 

In this article are given exhaustive abstracts, from the Barn- 
stable County, Mass., Probate Records, of the will of Klisha 4 
Hopkins (Joshua' 6 , Gyle's 2 , Stephen 1 ) of Chatham, Mass., of all 
records relating to the settlement of his estate, and of all rec- 
ords relating to the settlement of the estate of Caleb 4 Hopkins 
(Caleb 3 , Gyles 2 , Stephen 1 ) of Truro, Mass. 

The proper reference to volume and page of the original 
record is given with each abstract. 

. Caleb' 1 Hopkins (Caleb 3 , Gyles 1 , Stephen 1 ) married, 8 October, 
1719, at Truro, Mass., Mercy, the daughter of Constant and Jane 
(Treat) Freeman. 

Elisha 4 Hopkins (Joshna [ \ Gyles 1 , Stephen 1 ) married, 9 Octo- 
ber, 17 1 2, at Barnstable, Mass., Experience Scud.der. 



[Estate of Caleb 4 Hopkins] 

[6:57] On 21 October, 1741, "Constant Hopkins of Truro 
. . . . Yeoman" was appointed administrator on the estate of 
"Caleb Hopkins Late of Truro .... yeoman Deceased" 

[6:118] On 21 October, 1741, " Thomas Smith Elkanah 
Pain and Isaiah attkins all of Truro" were appointed appraisers 
of the real and personal estate.. They were sworn on 24 Novem- 
ber, 1741, and took the inventory at Truro, the same day. The 
real estate was: "all the Upland fences & buildings" ^359; 
"the meddow in East harbour medow " ^'42 ; "the meddow at 
Pamet River" ,£50. 

[6: 119] On 10 March, 1741, Constant Hopkins, the admin- 
istrator, presented the inventory to the probate court and made 
oath to it. 

"Necessaries Set off and Allowed to M 1S Mercy Hopkins 
Widdow and Relict of m r Caleb Hopkins Deceas d Over & above 
her thirds in her Late Said Husbands personall Estate Agre- 
able to the Law She being Left with Severall Small Children 
not Capable to earn their Living" 

On 10 March, 1741, Constant Hopkins, the administrator, 
presented an account, which was allowed. He had " paid Doc- 
tor Hulker" ^15. 



36 Hopkins Notes 

[Will of Elisha 4 Hopkins] 

[6:207]. " Elisha Hopkins of Chatham .... Yeoman" 
made his will on 29 January 174 1/2. Bequests were as follows : 

To " Wife Experience the Whole Use and Improvement of 
all my housing Lands & Meddows Whatsoever and Wheresoever 
during her Continuing my Widdow and also One third part of 
my Moveable Estate (after the Debts are paid out thereof) for 
her Own forever." 

To "my Son John (besides what he hath alredy given unto 
him by deed) all that my Lands and Swamps lying to the West- 
ward of the Cart way Leading down to the Stage adjoyning to 
the Tennament whereon the house now Stands and the Tenna- 
ment of Benjamin Godfree and also One Cow out of the Move- 
abls." 

To "my Son Elisha all that my house and Land I bought of 
Joseph Hamelton both Island and meddow togeather, With a 
parcel of Land and Meddow lying on the East side of the Rhoad 
as it Goeth down to the Stage viz bounded as followeth begining 
neer where the Gate formerly Stood adjoining unto the Land I 
heretofore gave to my Son John viz begining at his Said range 
at y e Said way so running Northleby Said way about Six Rhot 
to a Stone Thence Setting Easterle or near thearabts unto the 
Notherly Side of the Island or Neck of Land which shooteth 
down to the River and also One Cow out of the Moveable 
Estate " 

[p. 208] To "my Son Bazillah all that my Lands and med- 
dows I bought of Elisha Mayo and lying to the Northward of 
the Road by Insign William Nickersons and Northward to the 
Herring (as Referrence to his Deed my be had of all the Lands 
and meddow of the person above named) also I Give unto my 
Son Bazillah abovenamed one Cow to be Delivered out of the 
Moveabls abovesaid." 

To " my Daughter Elisabeth wife to Benjamin Godfree 
besides what She hath alredy had One hundred pounds to be 
paid out of my Moveable Estate " 

To " my Daughter Mary all that the Remaining parcell of 
Land lying on the East Side of the Rhoad from y e Aforsaid 
Land given unto Elisha home Up to Lieu* Richard Knowls* 
Land and also One third of my Wood lot lying at the Red 
River neck." 

To " my Daughter Experience all that my Land at Sipsons 
Island in and the One half of My Meddow in Harwich and the 
Other half of s d meddow I give .... unto my Son Bazillah 



Hopkins Notes 37 

abovesaid and unto my Other two Sons John and Elisha I Give 
the y e Remaining two thirds of the Red river Neck Lot . and all 
my other Lands Whatsoer and Wheresoever I give unto my afor- 
said three Sons namely John Elisha and Barzillah to be Equally 
to be divided " 

"And the remaining part of the two thirds of the Moveabls 
after Debts and Legacies paid I Give and bequeath unto my 
two Daughters abovesaid Namely Mary and Experience to be 
equally Divided between them." 

"the Land and Ceder Swamps Lying in the Stage Neck 
which I bought or had in Swap With the Hameltons for to be 
Equally Divided between my abovs d Sons John & Elisha." 

"Experience my Wife and my Son John above named to be 
the Executors " 

The will was witnessed by Samuel Taylor, Elizabeth Ham- 
elton and Samuel Stewart. 

[p. 209] The will was probated 8 March, 1741, the three 
witnesses being present, and letter of administration was issued 
to Experience Hopkins and John Hopkins, executors. 

[p. 210] On 9 March, 1741, " Daniel Sears Gentleman Sam- 
muell Stewart & William Eldrige Yeoman all of Chatham " were 
appointed to appraise both real and personal estate. The inven- 
tory was presented and sworn to by " Experience Hopkins and 
John Hopkins" on 10 May, 1742, and the three appraisers tes- 
tified on 27 December, 1743, that the appraisal had been made 
in old tenor. William Eldridge is called "Ju r " in the record of 
the inventory and again in 1743. Among the items we find: 
" Sundries at the Widdow Paynes & Baxters ". The real estate 
was : " his homested Land and Meddow at the Stage " £2730 ; 
"Farm at Hamelltons " ^"600; "his part of Island" £160; 
"his Land at Elisha Mayos " ^960 ; " Land By Insigns "^£300 ; 
" Meddow and flatts at Sipsons Island" .£20; "Sipsons Island 
& Privilidge" £260; "| of the Sedar Swamp and the Shore 
at Namaquab : " £70 ; " } of a Small Ceder Swamp by Spar : " 
^55 ; " One Lot at the Clift ponds " £30 ; " \ a Lot at Eben- 
ezer Hurds " ^40 ; " a peace of Medow at Town " ^22 ; " the 
End of Potche Island Meddow" ^"ioo; "| of a Mill" ^55; 
" What Willed to Mary of y e E of y e Way " ^468 ; " What to 
Elisha on Side of Said Way" ^98; "his part of hameltons 
Swamp" ^25; "the Redriver Lot Willed to John Mary & 
Elisha" ,£100; "part of Lot above y e Round Cove" ^"io; 
" jth part of Lot by William Lungs" £1 ; " \ part of Lot by 
Benf Phillips" £17. 

[p. 356] On 28 December, 1743, "Joshua Hopkins of East- 



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ham .... Yeoman " was appointed guardian of " Experience Hop- 
kins a Minor Daughter to Elisha Hopkins Late of Chatham 
.... Deceased " and of " Barzillai Hopkins a Minor Son of Elisha 
Hopkins Late of Chatham .... Deceased" 

[P- 357] On 28 December, 1743, " Elisha Hopkins a Minor 
Son to Elisha Hopkins Late of Chatham . . . .dealer" chose 
" my Hon' 1 Unkle Joshua Hopkins of Eastham " as his guardian. 
The witnesses were Samuel Brown and David Gorham. 

[p. 409] On 13 May, 1745, "Experience Osbourn (once 
Experience Hopkins) and John Hopkins Executors to the Last 
Will and Testament of Elisha Hopkins deces' 1 " presented and 
made oath to an account. Payments had been made by the exec- 
utrix, to Ebenezer Berry, Samuel Sturgis, Jonathan Cob, Han- 
nah Nickerson, Elisha Godfree, Thomas W.ithrell, William 
Nickerson, Samuel Coffin, Mr. Brock, Thomas Baxter, Benjamin 
Godfree, Samuel Godfree, William Payne, John Taylor, jr., 
William Eldredge, Ebenezer Crosbee, Nathaniel Stone, Jr., 
Eleazer Crosbee, Benjamin Ellis, Samuel Anable, John Sturgis, 
Col. Gorham, Deacon Crowell, Doctor Hersy, Ebenezer Nicker- 
son, Samuel Osbourne, James Allin, Mrs. Sarah Cole, Benjamin 
Nickerson, Samuel Atkins, Joseph Freeman, Mr. Handcok, Mr. 
Morris, Mr. Harding, Mr. Ellit, Mr. Greenleaf, Jonathan Crow- 
ell, Jacob Lovell, Thomas Nickerson, Samuel Stewart, Capt. 
Sears, Joshua Hopkins; paid for "keeping and Clothing my 
Mother 10 month @ 20s pr Week " ,£43 ; Thomas Nickerson, Jr., 
John Hallet ; paid for " a Journey to Connecticut after y e Tes- 
tators Credits " £12 ; Ebenezer Paine, Charles Coffin; paid for 
" Several Journyes to Boston and Nantucket ". 

John Hopkins, as executor, had made payments to : John 
Sears, Joshua Wixprii, Caleb Nickerson, Samuel Knowls, Joseph 
Hamelton, Col. Bourn, William Nickerson, Seth Blossom, Edward 
Sturgis, Samuel Harding, John Hallet, Nathaniel Bassett, Han- 
nah Paine, Zachary Smally, Jonathan Nickerson, Benoni Smally, 
S. Sturgis, William Merrick, William Eldrige, William Farris, 
Edward Bangs, Capt. Pope, Thomas Nickerson, David Godfree, 
Ebenezer Paine, Joseph Stewart, James Otis, Esq. Notes held 
by the estate against Beriah Broadbrooks, Isaac Atwood, Joseph 
Severance and John Bee, are noted as "Desperate." 

[p. 411] On 9 October, 1745, the two executors presented 
another account. Experience Osbourn signed by a mark. Land 
had been sold as follows : " a Lot of Woodland To Rich cl Knowls " 
£125; "a Lot Sold To Joseph Wood" .£160; "a piece of 
Meadow to Tho 8 Nickerson " £So ; " D° to Joshua Hopkins" 
£5; "piece of Ceder Swamp to Sam 1 Cole" £30; " D° to 






Bridgezvater, Mass., Vital Records 39 

Joshua Hopkins " ,£42 ; " part of a Water Mill To Sol Peper " 
,£42; " three pieces of Woodland " £18 ; " a piece of Wood- 
land by Eb r Kurds " ^30 ; " D° Sold to James Covell " ^'23 ; 
"a Lot Sold to Caleb Nickerson and his Father" /,"8o. 

( To be continued) 



BRIDGEWATER, MASS., VITAL RECORDS 

Transcribed by the Editor 
{Continued frotn Vol. XV\ p. 200) 

[p. 152] The Birth of the Children of Zachariah & Sarah Shaw 

Sarah Shaw was Born June y e 25 Ano Dora 1734 

Joseph Shaw was Born November y e 8 th An° Dora 1736 

Ruth Shaw born January y e 29 th An° Dom 1738 

Martha Shaw born August 29 th An Dom 1740 

Dan 11 Shaw born September y e 29 th An Dom 1742 

Elisabeth Shaw born Sep 1 y e 30 th An Dom 1744 

Judith Shaw born may y e 24 th : An° Dom 1749 

Zachariah Shaw born December y c 12 th : An Dom 175 1 

Nehemiah Shaw born march y fc 31 st : An Dom 1753 

Joseph Shaw above named died Decem br y e 18 th 1760 

The Birth of y e Chilldren of Eliezer and Keturah Hay ward 

Abel Hayward was born augustt y e 25 th ADomini 1732 

Rufas Hayward was born august y e 12 th ADomini 1734 

The Birth of the Children of John and Hanah Allden 

John & James Allden were both born May 26 ADom 1729 

Isaac Allden was born the Twenty ninth of may ADom 173 1 

Johnathan Allden was born September the 4 th ADom 1733 

Hannah Alden was born march y e 23 d : An Dom 1735/6 

Adam Alden was born April y e 28 th An Dom 1738 

therere next a Son born February y c 20 th 1740 died march y e 12 th 

following 
Abigail allden born april y e 4 th 1742 
Keziah Alden born October y e 29 1743 : 

Hannah alden Wife of y u above named John Alden died Died De- 
cember y e 26 : 1744 
Rebecca Alden by Rebeca his Second wife was Born Nov : y e 28 th 1745 
Adam Allden above named Died Sep 1 y e 5* : 1746 
James \lden died June y e 21 st : and John died y e 24 th 1747 and 

abigail alden died July y e 2 d : 1747 
John Alden born by Rebecca his Second wife October y e 28^ 1747 
Esther Alden born Sept y c 8 th 1749 



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James Alden born July y e 7 th 1751 
Adam Alden born January 29 th 1754 
Joseph Alden born December y e 15 th 1755 
Benjamin Alden Born Decem br y e i st An Dora 1757 



Father of y e above named Children died april y e 17 th 

th An Dom 1762 



John Alden y e 

'759 
Esther Alden above named died January y e 9 
[p. 153] The Birth of the Children of Joseph and Hannah Lenard in 

y 6 town of Bridgwater 
Joseph and Hanah Lennard were born March 17 th ADom 17 13 
Moses Lennard was born march y e 22 nd Ano dom 17 14 
Seth Leanard was born October y e 6 th Ano dom 1715 
Timothy Lennard was born July y e 6 Ano domini 1718 
Rebeca Lennard was born Some time in Septemb r ADom 1721 
mehetabel Lennard was born September y e 5 th Anodorn 1724 
Thankfull Lennard was born May y e : [*] : Ano dom 1726 
Ebenezer Lennard was born May y e 20 Ano dom 1728 
The Birth of y" Children of John and Mary Angier 
Martha Angier was born October the Twentieth 1733 



John Angier was born October y« 



r, d 



735 



Ezra Angier was born February y e i2 lh An Dom 1737/8 

The Birth of y e Children of John and Deborah Ripley 

Mary Ripley was born march y e 14 th Ano domini 1730 

Waitstil Ripley was born march y e ninth Ano Domini 1732 

Deborah Ripley was born October y e 28 th Ano domi 1734 

olive Ames by abihail his third wife was born July y e 22 d An Dom 

1769 
James Ames was born April y e 5* An Dom 177 1 1771 
Fisk Ames was born march y e 15 th An Dom 1773 
abihail Ames above Named Died September first 1803 
Joseph Ames Died May 14 th 1790 
The Birth of y e Children of Joseph & Susanah Ames 
Phebe Ames was born march y e 8 th An° Dom 1736/7 
Ebenezer ames was born march y e 15 th An" Dom 1738/9 
Nathan 11 ames was born February y c 10 th An° Dom 1740/41 
Elijah ames was born January y e 7 th An° Dom 1742/43 
Sussannah ames was born December y e 8 th An Dom 1744 
Joseph Ames was born may y e 24 th An Dom 1747 
Bethia ames was born July y e i st : An Dom 1749 
William ames was born June y c i st An Dom 1751 
„Sussanna Ames wife of y e above named Joseph ames Died June y e 

first An" Dom 1753 
Zephania Ames by Ruth his Second wife was born 
Sarah Ames was born 
Ruth Ames the mother of the Two last named Children died April 

ye ^ Q th jy5S 

Cariecl up 









* The day of the month was omitted. 



Bridgezvater, Mass., Vital Records 41 

[p. 154] The Birth of the Children of Joseph & Deliverance Washburn 

in the Town of Bridgwater 
Joseph Washburn was born Sep 1 y e 28 th An Dom 1729 
Jerimiah Washburn was born Sep 1 y e 7 th An Dom 1731 
Hannah Washburn was born Sep 1 y e 6 th An° Dom 1733 
Joanna Washburn was born January y e 30 th An° Dom 1735/6 
Silvanus Washburn was born February y e 24 th An Dom 1737/8 
Martha Washburn was born June y e 11 th An Dom 1744 
Joseph Washburn parent of y e above named Children Died Decem br 

y e 12 th 1766 
The Birth of the Children of Sam 11 & Mary Beals in the Town of 

Bridgwater 
Sam 11 Beals was born August y e 16 th An Dom 1726 
Nathan Beals was born October the ninth Ano Dom 1727 
Dan 11 Beals was born march y c 25 th Ano Domini 1729 
Jonnathan Beals was born December the 10 th Anoclom 1730 
Joseph and Benjamin Beals were born July y e 2 nd Ano dom 1733 
Seth Beal was born August y e 23 d An Dom 1736 
Mary Beal was born February y e 23 d : An Dom 1742 
Joseph Beal was born april y e 11 th : An° Dom 1744 
Seth Beal above named Dyed October y e 2 2 d : 1736 
Joseph Beal first above named died april y e 19 th 1736 
The Second Joseph died august y e First 1747 
Mary Beal above named died august y e 9 th 1747 
Samuel Beals first above named died may y e 5 r 1750 
The Birth of the Children of Joseph & Mary Harvey 
Joseph Harvey was born February y e 21 s1 ADomini 1729/30 
The Birth of y e Children of the last above Named Joseph Harvey & 

Bettie his wife 
Abigail Harvey born Decem br y c 16 th An Dom 1749 
Mary Harvey born august y e 6 th 1752 

Abigail Harvey above named Died January y e 2 d An Dom 1755 
Abthier Harvey born august y e 4 th An Dom 1755 
Bettie Harvey born July y e 13 th An Dom 1758 
Jonathan Harvey born February y e 27 th : 1761 
mary Harvey above named died march y e 4 th 1 758 
Bettie Harvey above named Died march y e 23 d An Dom 1760 
[p. 155] The Birth of y e Children of James & Mary Allen 
Nehemiah Allen was born December y e 10 th Ano dom : 1733 
James alien was born December the fifth Ano Regni 1735 
Ruth alien was born January y e 2 d An Domi 1737/8 
Susanna Allen was born may y e 29 th An Dom 1742 
Jessee Allen was born Decem br y e 10 th An° Dom 1744 
Bithia Allen was born Nov r y e 5' An Dom 1749 
Caleb Allen was born Nov r y e 17 th : An° Dom 1751 
Silas Allen was born may y e 5' : N : S An° Dom 1754 
Hannah Allen was born Sep 1 y e 23 d An° Dom 1756 



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The Birth of y e Children of Constant & Martha Southworth 
Bettie Southworth was born January y e 19 th Ano Dom 1734/5 
Nathanael Southworth was born February y e i6 lh : An Dom 1737 

• 1737 
Ezekiel Southworth was born y e 10 th Day of inarch An° Dom 1738/9 
Martha and mary Southworth were Born April y e 18 th 1741 mary died 

may y e 24 th 1741 and niartha died July y e i st : 1741 
Desire Southworth was born Sep 1 y e 7 th An Dom 1742 and died 

Feb: y e 28 th 1746/7 
Jedidiah Southworth was born January y e 6 th An u Dom 1744/5 
Constant Southworth was born January y e 29 th An Dom 1 746/7 
Sarah Southworth was born Decem br y e 9 th An" Dom 1749 
Ichabod Southworth was born June y e 9 th An° Dom 1751 
Ichabod Southworth above named died January y e 27 th 1756 
The Birth of y e Children of Stephen and Sarah Leach in the Town of 

Bridgwater 
Anna Leach was born y e 12 th of February An Dom 1726/7 
Sarah Leach was born Sep 1 y e 16 th An Dom 1728 
Stephen Leach was born February y e 18 th An Dom 1729/30 
Stephen Leach first above named Dyed y e 28 th Day of October 1729 
[p. 156] The Birth of y e Children of Ebenezer & Catherine Haward 
Ebenezer Haward was born august y e 16 th 1731 
Catharine Flaward was born y e 17 th of march 1733/4 
The Birth of y e Children of John Hollman Jun r & aim his wife 
Sarah Holman was born February y e 11 th An Dom 1736-1736 
Anne Holman was born June y e 4 th Ano Dom 1 738-1 738 
William Holman Born October y e 14 th An Dom 1740 
Abigail Holman Born April y e 3 d An Dom 1743 
Jane Holman Born august y e 22 An Dom 1745 
John Holman Born may y* 14 th An" Dom 1748 
Isaac Holman Born July y c 18 th An Dom 1750 
John Holman first above named died April y e 25* An° Dom An Dom 

J 755 
Ann Holman Wife of y e above named John Holman died February 

y e 28 th An° Dom 1757 

The Birth of y e Children of Joshua Fobes & abigail his wife 



born 



y e 2 1 



Day of June 1712 & Dec st y e 13 th of 



Bethia Fobes was 

april 17 13 
Hannah Fobes was born y e 20 th Day of November 17 13 
Joshua Fobes was born y e 22 d Day of July 17 15 
Mary Fobes was born y e i st Day of may 1717 
Leah Fobes was born y e 27 th Day of march 1720 
Rachel Fobes was born y e 30 th of July 1722 
Bettie Fobes was born y e 19 th of July 1724 
Abigail Fobes was born y e 2 d Day of april 1728 
The Birth of y e Children of John & mary Wormal 
Joseph Wormal was born June y c 31 st 1732 
Benjamin Wormal was born April y u 24 th An Dom 1735 
John Wormal was born February y e 21 st An Dom 1738 






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BridgewateT) Mass., Vital Records • 43 

[p. 157] The Birth of y e Children of M r Ephraim Keith 

Mary Keith was born October y e 8 th Ano Dom 1733 

Sylvia Keith was born May y e Sevinth Ano Dom 1735 

Philibert Keith was born July y e 30 th An Dora 1737 

Ephraim Keith was born august the 26 th An Dom 1739 

Ichabod Keith was born January y e 3 d : An" Dom 1 741/2 

Timothy Keith was born march the 3 d : An Dom 1743/4 

William Keith was born June y e 5* : An Dom. 1746 

mary Keith above named Deceased June y e 30 th : 1747 

Solomon Keith was born march y c 24 th An Dom 1748/9 

Ichabod Keith above named died January y e 10 th 1763 

The Birth of y e Children of Ichabod & Millicent Orcut 

Joseph orcut was born February y c 24 th An° Dom 1729/30 

Nathan orcut was born December y e 20 th An Dom 1731 

Ichabod orcut was born august y e i st An Dom 1734 

y e above named Millicent Orcut Died y e 11 th of may 1736 

Millicent orcut by mary his Second wife was born april y e 4 th An 

Dom 1738 
Lydia Orcut born Sept y e 25* : An° Dom 1739 
Mary Orcut bom may y e 2 2 d : An Dom 1741 
Benjamin Orcut born Sep 1 y e 19 An° Dom 1742 
Ephraim Orcut born October y e 9 th An Dom 1744 
Mosses Orcut born February y e 24 th An Dom 1749 
The Birth of y e Children of John & hannah Hains 
Hannah Hains was born may y e 18 th 1710 
John & Elisabeth Hains were born april y e 5 th An° Dom 1712 
y e above named John Hains Died y e 19 th of y e Same month 
abigail Hains was born may y e 2 d : An" Dom 1714 
his Fifth Child born y e 15 th of Feb An Dom 17 15/16 &■ Died y e 

Day following 
John Hains was born y e 31 st of may An" Dom 1 7 1 7 
Ebenezer Hains was born y e 29 th of July An Dom 17 19 
Susanna Hains was born y e 16 th of march 1721 & Died y e 30 th of y e 

Same month 
Susanna Hains was born y e 16 th of march 1722 
[p. 158] The Birth of y e Children of Thomas & Rebekah Wade 
Hopestill wade was born June y e 13 th Ano Dom 1725 
Mary wade was born Novem br y c 2,^ Ano Dom 1727 
Kezia wade was born October y e 18 th Ano Dom 1729 
David wade was born March y e 14 th Ano Dom 1732 
Rebekah wade was born July y e 29 th Ano Dom 1734 
The Birth of y e Children of Samuel & Hannah Keith 
Abner Keith was born November y c 29 th An Dom 1734 
Bethia Keith was born October y e 24 th Ano Dom 1736 
Edward Keith was born July y e 19 th An° Dom 1740 
Hannan Keith was born October y e 7 th An Dom 1742 
Samuel Keith was born July y e 30 th An Dom 1745 
Abner Keith first above named died may the 12 th : An Dom 1750 



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1746 



i7S6 



The Birth of the Children of Daniel & Joanna Snell 

Daniel Snell was born July y e 19 th Ano Dom 1733 

Susanna Snell was born march y e 6 th An° Domi 1735 

The above Births are Transcrib'd & Enter'd in y e new Book 

The Birth of y e Children of Micah and Hannah Allen 

Mary Allen was born Decemb 1 y e 9 111 An° Dom 1737 

Micah Allen was born February y e 9 th /Vn° Dom 1739/40 

Joseph Allen was born Sept y e Seventh An Dom 1742 

Daniel Allen was born Sept y e 3 d : An Dom 1744 

[p. 159] The Birth of y e Children of David & Susanna Orcut 

Daniel Orcut was born November y e 3 d : An Dom 1734 

Stephen Orcut was born December y e 27 th An Dom 1736 

The Birth of y e Children of John & Freelove Brett 

Susanna Brett was born April 26 th Ano Dom 1736 

Freelove Brett by Alice his Second Wife born June y e 11 th 

John Brett was born February the 19 th : An Dom 1747/8 

Alice Brett was born June y c 16 th An u Dom 1749 

Silence Brett was born August y e 30 th An Dom 1752 O : S 

Hannah Brett was born march y e 12 th An Dom 1754 

Alice & Amitee Brett were born June y e 11 th An u Dom 

John Brett was born April y e 3 d : An Dom 1759 

The Birth of the Children of Mathew & Sarah Allen 

Nehemiah Allen was born Sep 1 y e 2 2 d : An Dom 1736 

Ezra alien was born Sep 1 y e 25 th An Dom 1739 

Sarah Allen was born Decem br y e 23 d : An Dom 1747 

Simeon Allen was born Sept br y e Second An Dom 1753 

[p. 212] Josiah Kingman & mary Williams were married Nov: y e 

16 th : 1737 
abiezer Edson & Sarah Lathrop were married Novem br y e 17 th 1737 
Israel Packard Jun r & Ruth Feild were married Nov: y e 24 th 1737 
Primus Negro & Jane Frank were married Decem br y e 8 th 1737 
Sam 11 Brett & Hannah Packard were married Decem br y e 21 st 1737 
William Keith and mary Kingman were Married Feb: y e 15 th 1737/8 
Sam 11 Edson & mehetable Hayward were married march y e i st 1737/8 
Moses Wade & abthia Studson were married march y e 16 th 1737/8 
David Dunbar & Susanna Hayward were married march y e 16 th 1737/8 
all by m r Daniel Perkins * 

William Hudson & Sarah Fobes were maried Novem br y e 15 th 1737 
Benjamin Bassett & Hannah macumber marrid Nov br y e 17 th 1737 
Joseph Rickard of Plimton & Lydia Willis were married Nov br y e 

17 th 1737 
Ebenezer Snow & Sarah Leach were married Decem br y e 14 th 1737 
Solomon ames & Susanna Keith were married Decembr y e 27 th 1737 
John Washburn & Bethiah Keith were married Jan r y y c 12 th 1737/8 
Robbin Freeman & Ann Sash were married Janu r y y e 12 th 1737/8 
Ephraim Marvel & Hannah Hovvel were married Febry y e 11 th 1737/8 



*This refers to the nine preceding marriages. 



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Sam 11 Crane & Sarah Washburn were married February y e 13 th 1737/8 

all by m r John Shaw * 

[p. 223] Solomon Snow and Bathsheba Mahurin were married April 

8 th 1724 
Joseph Byram and Martha Perkins were married May 13 th 1724 
Zacheus Packard & Mercy Allden were married Octo r 21 st A D 1725 
Hugh Mahurin and Mary Snell were married Decern 1 " 1.7 th AD 1725 
Joseph Carver and Elisabeth Snow were married May 4 th A D 1725 
Stephen Leach & Sarah Hooper were married May 5 th 1725 
Samuel Phillips and Lydia Basset were married Novem r 17 th 1726 
Joseph Drake and Allice Hay ward were married April y e 5 th 1727 
Elisha Dunbar and Mercy Hay ward were married April 6 th 1727 
all By Josiah Edson Justice of peace 

Henry Kingman and Mary Allen were married Nov 24 th 1726 
Recompence Cary & y e Wido Sarah Brett were married Janu 1 17 th 

1726/7 
By M r John Angier 

John Allden and Hannah Kingman were Married Nov 2 2 d 1727 
Thomas Whitman and Jemima Allden were Married Nov 2 2 d 1727 
Isaac Hayward and Martha Perkins were Marrid May 15 th 1728 
By M r John Anger 

Michael Lunsford and Elisabeth Hackbcn were married Nov 9 th 1727 
Joseph Lucas & Malatiah Cary were married Nov 9 th 1727 
Samuel West and Mehetabel Ames were Married Decern 1 " 15 th 1727 
James Perigo & Lydia Hayward were Married March 6 f 1727/8 
George Packard and Mary Edson were Married July 4 th 1728 
Eliezrer Snow & Mercy King were Married July 11 1728 
Josiah Snell and Abigail Fobes were Married Janu r 23 1728 
By M r Daniel Perkins 

John Wormel & Mary Bryant were maried June io lh 1729 
Samuel Packard & Susanna Kinsley were maried July 22 1729 
Benjamin Washburn & Martha Kingman were married Aug st 6 1729 
Joseph Perry & Mary Chandler were married Octo 17 th 1729 
Nathaniel Davenport & Lucy Wynian were Marryed Dec 22 1729 
Ephraim Dunham & Elisabeth Bump were Married Decern 1 " 9 th 1729 
Jacob Allen and Abigail Kingman were Married Janu 1 " i st 1729/30 
Isaac Kingman & Jane Kingman were Married Janu r 13 1729 30 
By M r Daniel Perkins 
Joseph Davis & Ruth Baset were Married Married March 23 1730 

By m r Dan 11 Perkins 

( To be continued) 

* This refers to the nine preceding marriages. 



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A Record of Silas Alderis Family 



A RECORD OF SILAS ALDEN'S FAMILY 
BY HIS SON LEONARD 7 ALDEN 

Silas Alden (Simeon*, Samuel*, Joseph^ 2 , JoJiu 1 ) of Ran- 
dolph, Mass., married Polly French, and their fifth son, Leonard 7 
Alden, shortly after his mother's death made the interesting 
family record shown in the illustration facing the first page of 
this issue. 

Through the courtesy of the present owner, Miss Mary 
Alden Thayer of Boston, who is a granddaughter of the 
Melinda Alden named in the record, and a member of the 
Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants, this memo- 
rial has been loaned to the Society temporarily, and has been 
hung in a position for convenient examination. 

Melinda 7 Alden married Joshua Thayer, at Randolph, Mass., 
19 May, 1822, and their son Leonard Alden Thayer, the father 
of the present owner, added to the record the deaths of several 
of the children. 

The record is about fifteen by nineteen inches, and the 
decorations are in water-color. 

A careful copy of the record follows. 



Let Union And Peace Make Discord Cease 
In Memory of Mrs P, Alden. 

Parents 
Silas Alden . Born June 30 1766 . Died June 1st . 1845 
Polly Alden . Born October 27 1765 Died October 11 1810 

Brothers . and Sisters. 
Silas Alden . Born October 24 1786 Died Jan. 19 th 1855 
Calvin Alden . Born August 23 1788 Died July 27 th 1825 
Samuel Alden . Born November 19 1790 
Polly Alden . Born February 21 1792 Died May 21 st 1883 
Adonirum Alden . Born February 9 1794 Died April 24 th 1 
Leonard Alden . Born July 13 1796 Died July 23 d 1822 
Thomas Alden . Born August n 1798 Died February 7 th i\ 
Cintha F Alden Born January 20 1801 Died February 5 th 1805 
Melinda Alden Born March 9 1803 Died December 31 st 1887 
Sally F Alden Born February 23 1805 Died July 14th .1876 
Sukey F Alden . Born February 23 1805 Died November 30th . 1880 
Cintha Alden . Born June 9 180S Du A June 3 d 1886 
Silence F Alden Born April 16 18 10 Died April 16 1858 
Leonard Alden scripsit 18 10 



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Was /i burn Notes 47 



WASHBURN NOTES 

By George Ernest Bowman 
{Continued from Vol. XV, p. 253) 

As shown in the preceding article [Ante, 15 : 247] , John and 
Elizabeth (Mitchell) Washburn had seven sons living when their 
father's will was made. In the present article will be found 
exhaustive abstracts of all records, and unrecorded documents on 
file, in the Plymouth County, Mass., Registry of Probate, relat- 
ing to the estates of five of these sons, viz : Benjamin, Samuel, 
Jonathan, Thomas and James, the proper references being noted 
with each abstract. 

As shown in the previous article, Thomas Washburn married 
Deliverance 2 Packard (Samuel 1 ) before her father made his will 
in 1684. The date of her death has not been found ; but Thomas 
Washburn married again, on 24 July, 171 1, Abigail (Atkins) 
Heyford, widow of John Heyford of Pembroke, Mass., and daugh- 
ter of Thomas Atkins of Kennebec. 

Judge Mitchell, in his History of Bridgewater, published in 
1840, says Thomas Washburn married, first, Abigail, daughter of 
Jacob Leonard, and second, Deliverance, daughter of Samuel 
Packard, overlooking the fact that his own statements about the 
Leonard family show that the marriage to Deliverance Packard 
took place before Abigail Leonard was four years old. 

Jacob Leonard's daughter Abigail married Samuel Washburn 5 
(Samuel^, Elizabeth Mitchell 2, \_.Jdrie* Cooke, Fra?icis l ). 



[Benjamin Washburn's Estate] 

[Plym. Co. Prob., 1:94] " On the 28 th Day of July 1690: 
Benjamin Washbourn of the Town of Bridgwater .... having 
Some Days since listed himself in order to Goe against the 
ffrench Enemy and Considering the Difficulty of the voyage that 
therein it might please God to take him away Either by the 
sword or other ways and not having yet disposed of his Estate 
according to his will .... The said Washbourne therefore 
desired that we whose names are here under written would take 
notice that his will is as followeth : I the said Benjamin Wash- 
bourne Do Give unto my Brothers Jonathan Washbourne and 
james Washbourne both of Bridgwater .... my lot of Land in 



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said Bridgwater being butted in the South Brooke to be Equally 
Devided between my said Brothers And my half of that lbtt 
lying on the Easterly side of the Burc-h plain in said Bridgwater : 
I Give unto my Brother Samuel Washbourne of Sd Bridgwater 
.... also my lot of meadow lying on Setucket River joyning to a 
Lott of meadow now belonging to my Brother Joseph Washbourne 
of Sd Bridgwater. And also my half purchase of Undivided 
land being both within the Limits of sd Bridgwater the which 
S d lot of meadow and S d half purchase of undivided land I give 
unto my Said Brother Joseph Washbourne .... And all the 
Remainder of my lands I Give unto my Said Brother James 
Washbourne .... I do also give unto my Sister Jane Wash- 
bourne of S d Bridgwater a Brindled Cow which at this time wereth 
the Bell also two pound in money in my sd Brother Samuel his 
hands. I Give unto my Sd Sister and Brother jane and James 
to be Equally Divided between them two. I do also Give unto 
my Sister Sarah Washbourne of Sd Bridgwater one sheep and 
one Lamb . and whatsoever Else shall appear to belong unto my 
Estate I Give unto my Sd Brother James Washbourne " 

" Edward michell Thomas michel and John (fi eld made oath 
before the County Court at Plimouth march 17 th id-J-9 that on 
the Day of the Date first above written they were present and 
heard Benjamin Washbourne aforenamed verbally Declare the 
before written to be his will and that the Same was then written 
from his own mouth." 

[1:95] The inventory was taken 12 December, 1690, by 
David Perkins and John Leonard. The real estate was : "50 
acres of Land" £i$> " more Land and meadow" £8. 

"Samuel Washbourne made oath before the County Court 
at Plimouth March 17 th L<6jj-!f that the above written is a true 
Inventory of the estate of his Brother Benjamin Washbourne 
late of Bridgwater deceased " 

[From the original bond*] " Joseph Washbourne and Samuel 
Washbourn John ffield Sen r and Edward michel all of Bridg- 
water " gave a bond of ^60 sterling, on 17 March 1690/1, "the 
Said Joseph Washbourne and Sam' 1 Washbourn as principles 
each of them in the Sum of twenty pounds . and the said John 
ffield and Edward Michell as Sureties Each of them in the Sum 
of ten pounds .... the sd Joseph Washbourne and Samuel 
Washbourne have obtained Letters of Administration to Admin- 
ister upon the Estate of their Brother Benjamin Washbourne 
deceased " 



* This is the only original document, relating to this estate, now on file. 



Washburn Notes 49 

The bond bears the autograph signatures of "Joseph Wash- 
burn" "Samuel Washburn" "John ffield " and "Edward mich- 
el) " also the autographs of the three witnesses, " John Haward " 
"Edward rlobes " and " Sam 1 Sprague Clerk ". 

[1 :,95] On 15 September, 1691, Joseph Washburn and Sam- 
uel Washburn, the administrators, made oath that they had 
"fully Administred upon the estate " 

[Sergeant Samuel Washburn's Will] 

[From original will on file] " Samuel Washburne of Bridg- 
water .... (yeoman)" made his will on 13 March, 1720. Bequests 
were as follows : 

To " wife Deborah Washburne the Improvement of the 
Easterly End of my now dwelling house and Shop and Cellar 
with the one half of the Incomes or profit of my homested or 
homeliving during her Natural Life or Widowhood In Case Shee 
Shall not marrey Again also I give unto her One third part of 
all my moveable Estate and Also my oxen Cart and Wheels and 
all my Other husbandry tackling my will is shall be part of her 
s d Third" 

To "my Son Samuel Washburne no Lands having alredy by 
Deed of Gift given him his homested or homeliving and a Lot 
of Land Lying by Josiah Washburns that being his part of my 
real Estate in my first Devision that I make of it " 

To "the heirs of my Son Noah Washburne deceased nothing 
having by a Deed of Gift alredy Given them their part or por- 
tion of Lands & other Estate" 

To "the heirs of my Son Israel Washburn deceased the 
Improvement of the Westerly End of my now dwelling house 
with the Improvement of the one half of my homested or home- 
living During the Natural Life of my wife Deborah having Given 
to their father a Deed of Gift of my homested after after my 
decease and the Decease of my wife Deborah " 

To " my Son Nehemiah nothing In this first devision having 
given him by Deed his full part of my Estate In this Devision " 

To "my Son Benjamin Washburne his heirs & assigns all 
that tract of Land on which he now dwelleth being about fourty 
Eight Rods wide Joining at one End partly upon the groat river 
and partly to the Lands of m r Kieth deceasd butting upon the 
four Mile Line also my upland right In the meadow right and 
half my right In the Cedar Swam]) having by deed of Gift Given 
my son Nehemiah the other half of my i igbt In the Cedar Swamp " 

To " My Daughter Hannah wife of John Kieth .... one full 
half of all my moveable Estate both within doors and without " 



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To u My Grandson Israel Washburn son of my son Israel 
Washburn deceased Twenty shillings to be paid . ... to his 
Guardian for him " 

To " My Cousin Deliverance Jennings wife to Ephraim Jen- 
nings fourty Shillings In Good bills of credit " 

Sons Samuel Washburn and Nehemiah Washburn were 
appointed executors. 

" all my wareing Cloathes of all sorts be Equaly divided 
betwen my three sous Samuel Washburne Nehemiah Washburne 
and Benjamin Washburne before aney devision be made " 

"whatsoever Shall appear to be in my Estate Either real or 
personal after this devision shall be Made shall be Equaly di- 
vided betwen my three sous Samuel Washburne Nehemiah Wash- 
burne Benjamin Washburne and my daughter Hannah Kieth " 

The will was signed by a mark. The witnesses were Ben- 
jamin Allen, Eleazer Carver and William Orcut, the last one 
signing by a mark. On 4 April, 1720, the will was probated, 
the three witnesses being present. 

On the back of the will is endorsed : " Serjant Washburns 
Will " [The will is also recorded, 4 : 2 17.] 

[From the original on file] On 30 March, 1720, "The Inven- 
tory of the Moveable Estate ; of M r Samuel Washburn, of Bridg- 
water .... Who Deceased march y e twentyfourth . 17 19/20 " was 
taken by Josiah Edson, Joseph Pratt and John Field. 

On 4 April, 1720, Samuel Washburn and Nehemiah Wash- 
burn, the executors, made oath to the inventory. [The inven- 
tory is also recorded, 4:219] 



[Jonathan Washburn's Estate] 

[Plym. Co. Prob., 5 : 109] On 10 January, 1725, "Benjamin 
Washbourn of Bridgewater " was appointed administrator on the 
estate of " your Father m r Jonathan Washbourn late of Bridge- 
water .... lately dyed Intestate " 

[From original bond on file] On 10 January, 1725, "Thomas 
Snell of Manfield in Connecticut and Benjamin Washbourn and 
Amos Snell of Bridgwater in the County of Plimoth " gave a 
bond of ,£200, current money, the said Benjamin having been 
appointed administrator. The bond was signed by Thomas 
Snell, Benjamin Washburn and Amos Snell, Benjamin and Amos 
signing by marks. The witnesses were " M Thomas " and Eliza- 
beth Winslow. 

[From original inventory on file] On 24 February, 1725/0, 
"Ephraim Havvard " "Thomas Michell " and John Field made, 



Washburn Notes 51 

and took oath to, an inventory of "all the Estate both Real and 
personal Whereof M r Jonathan Washburn of y e Town of Bridge- 
water . . . . dyed Seized" The real estate was: "twenty five 
acres of Land, Ten of which is not yet layd out ; with all Rights 
in Ceder Swamps ; and half a Purchase Right, in y e undivided 
Land " 

On 2 March, 1725/6, " Benjamin Washborne Adminestrator 
on the Estate of his father Jonathan Wasborn late of Bridge- 
water .... deceased " made oath to the inventory. [The inven- 
tory is also recorded, 5 : 186] 

[Thomas Washburn's Will] 

[From the original will on file] In March,* 1729/30, " Thomas 
Washburn of Bridwater .... being far advanced in years " made 
his will. Bequests were as follows. 

To " Wife Abigail Washburn all those goods she brought 
with her and all that she has gotten since, and two Cows, half 
the sheep, and all y e swine, and y e Iron Ketle ; and the Improve- 
ment of my dwelling house & Barn & the hors y e one half of y e 
Cow-pasture above y e way, and of all my land below the way, 
and liberty to cut firewood on any of my land during her naturall 
lif as also my Bed and furniture I give her during life : and 
further I do Appoint my s d Wife together with my Cousin John 
Washburn of s d Bridgwater to be the Executors of this my last 
Will" 

To " my Eldest son Nathaniel Washburn Twelve pence, hav- 
ing given him his portion formerly " 

To "my second son, Thomas Washburn Twelve pence hav- 
ing given him his portion formerly " 

To " my youngest Son Timothy Washburn Twelve pence 
having given him his portion formerly " 

To " my Eldest Daughter Elizabeth Conent widow Twelve 
pence having given her her Portion formerly " 

To "my Daughter Hephsebah Hutchinson y e wife of John 
Hutchinson deceased, to her I give Twelve pence She having 
had her Portion formerly " 

To " my Daughter Patience's Children Twelve pence apeice 
their Mother having Received her Portion before her death" 

To "my Daughter Deliverance Jennings Twelve pence She 
having had her Portion formerly " 

" if any thing of my moveable Estate Remain after y e before 
mentioned Legecies funerall Charges & all other Just debts be 

* Space was left for the day of the month, but it was not filled in. 



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Washburn Notes 






fully answered & paid, that it be Equally divided amongst my 
Daughters " 

The witnesses were William Orcut, who signed by a mark, 
John Washburn, Jr., and Nathaniel Washburn, Jr. On 4 De- 
cember, 1732, the will was probated, all three witnesses being 
present, and a letter of administration was issued to "Abigail 
Washburn Relict Widow of the s' 1 Deceas d & to John Washburn 
Cousin to y e Deceas' 1 Execute in y e Same Will named " [The 
will was also recorded, 6 : 246] 

[From the original inventory on file] On 8 December, r 732, 
Joseph Edson, John Kingman and David Johnson took an inven- 
tory at Bridgewater, of the personal estate of " mr. Thomas Wash- 
burn late of Bridgwater." The three appraisers made oath to the 
inventory on 9 December, 1732; and Abigail Washburn and 
John Washburn, the executors, made oath to it on 1 3 December, 
1732. [The inventory was also recorded, 6 : 201 ] 

[7:376] On 16 March, 1737, an account was presented by 
one of the executors, and approved, but the name of the executor 
was omitted in recording. The entries "lie died indebted to 
me for Eight Days Work" /,'r, 4s., and '• Paid to his Widow" 
^o3j 3 s -> 6d., show that John Washburn presented the account. 
Payments had been made to "Doct r Ames " and Thomas 1 Iayford. 



[James Washburn's Will] 

[Plym. Co. Prob., ir: 236] On 14 January, 1747, "James 
Washburne of Bridgwater.. ..yeoman" made his will. He- 
quests were as follows. 

To " my son Edw d Washburne (over and above what I have 
given him heretofore by Deed) the sum of five Shillings old 
tenon r " 

To "my son Moses Washburne (over and above what I have 
already given him by Deed) the sum of five shillings old tenour " 

To "my son Gideon Washburne (besides what 1 have already 
given him by Deed) my (.'art & Wheels, Betle & Wedges, and 
also .... all my real Estate that I have Not before disposed of 
And I do Order my s fl son Gideon to pay all my debts and to 
pay out the several Legaceys herein contained and mentioned 
and I do nominate .... him to be the Sole Executor of this 
my last Will " 

To "the heirs of my son James Washburne deceasd Namely, 
Ruben Washburne, Simeon Washburne, Kbenezer Washburne, 
Josiah Washburne, & Mary Washburne, five shillings apeice old 
tenour, haveing heretofore Given my said son James in his life 
time a Deed of lands " 



Plymouth, Mass., First Church Records 53 

To " my daughter Mary the wife of William Snow (besides 
what I have already Given her) the sum of five Shillings New 
tenour." 

To " my Daughter Anna (besides what I have already Given 
her) the Sum of five Shillings old tenour." 

To " my three daughters, namely, Sarah the wife of Henry 
Caswell, Martha the wife of Robert Richmond, & Elizabeth the 
wife of Elisha Ha ward ju r all my Indoor and out of Door move- 
ables whieh I have not disposed off to be Equally divided 
between them " 

To " my said son Gideon all my Wareing apparell " 

The will was signed by a mark. The witnesses were John 
Washburne, Abisha Washburne and Josiah Kelson, Jr. 

On 3 July, 1749, the will was presented by the executor, 
Gideon Washburne, and was probated on the testimony of John 
Washburne and Abisha Washburne, two of the witnesses. 

[n : 249] On 21 July, 1749, the inventory was taken, by 
Josiah Edson, Jr., Samuel Kinsley and Eleazcr Carver. It was 
sworn to on 1 August, 1749, by Samuel Kinsley, and on 
5 August, 1749, by Josiah Edson and Eleazer Carver. Gideon 
Washburne, the executor, made oath to it on 7 August, 1749. 
No real estate is mentioned. 

( To be continued) 



PLYMOUTH, MASS, FIRST CHURCH RECORDS 

Transcribed ijy the Editor 

{Continued from Vol. XV, />. 227) 

[p. 30] Att A Church Meeting on the 5 th of October 1697 
The Church Then Made Choyce of Thomas ffaunce to be Mod- 
erator in s d Church & to act and leade in all Church affaires & 
tranceactions untill it shall please god to settle an officer over 
them att s d Chh Meeting The Church taking into theire Consid- 
eration theire pastors Manifestation of his desires That the Chh 
would Release him of office bonds To them as alsoe the advise 
of the honowered Counsel being Mett at plimouth on the 28 of 
September 1697 upon the Church of plimouths Request to helpe 
s d Church in Counsel & advice what god Caled them to doe 
under theire afflicted and distressed Condition with Refferance 
to the troubles y t happened with Refferance to their pastor 















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Wherein s d Counsel declared that it was our duly to dismis 
him from office Relation to s d Chh upon which at this Chh 
meeting The Chh Manifested theire Coompliance with the 
pastors desire and the Counsells advice to s d Church & did 
order the above Named Thomas ffaunce to declare to the pastor 
in their name Theire willingnes to Release him of that office 
Relation he stood in to them upon which the pastor being 
desired to Come To them to the Meeting house : he Came to 
the Chh then theire Mett together & then the s d faunce did 
declare to the pastor in the Name of the Chh That they did 
Release him of his pastorall office bonds. To them and for the 
future luck at him as fully Released from haveing aney office 
Relation unto them 

After This the Church Sett apart a day of humiliation To 
humbl Their Soules befor god for their personal & Chh sins 
& to beg of god pity under their . desolat Condition and that 
god would Send a labourror into his harvest in this place; 
which god graciously answered by Sending M er Ephraim Little 
whose labours in the Ministrey was to grat Sattisfaction to all 
Generaly both Chh and town and after a little Time gave him a 
Cal to Settle in s a Town as the Minister of the Town and Soe 
god provide for the poore Congregation very graciously That 
we were : Not destetut of Ministerial help not a Sabath for a yeare 
togethe Except one & this we have Cause to Magnify the holy 
name of god for as alsoe That he hath kept the Chh in peace 
and hath not Suffered aney Contention amongst : us but There 
hath ben : onenes of hart and affection in all Church tranceac- 
tions Though we were left as Sheepe that had noe Shepard 
yet the god of our fathers & our god took the Care of us ffor 
Ever praised be his holy Name 

[p. 31] our breatheren of the uper sosiaty sending to the 
Church that they would grant them liberty to Enter into Church 
Covenant amongst them selves : the Church upon serious delib- 
eration and consideration of their Motion Returned them this 
answer that they were willing to doe aney thing for them that 
god Cald them to doe that mite tend to his glory and the pro- 
gres of y e work of his grace in their soules and that if they should 
be advised by 2 : or : 3 of the Neigbouring Churehis to attend 
such a work : the Church then upon Notice given then of the 
time fixed upon by them to Imbody in Church Covenant that 
the Church then would apoint some one or More of the Church 
in their Name to signify their willingnes to grant them their 
dismision After which they haveing the Concurrance of sev- 
erall Churches and a promis of theyr assistance in said work : 















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Plymouth, Mass., First CI Lurch Records 55 

our breatheren fixed on the 26 th of October 1698 and sending to 
the Church for their helpe therein the Church Chose the deacons 
to attend them on the day apoynted and in theyr Name to sig- 
nify that the Church diy * frely Releas them from them to ente[r] 
in to a distinct Church by them selves which the deacons some 
of of them did attend but the day apointed being stormy and 
uncomfort[?ew7/] it was attended on October 27 th and Then the 
Mesengers of the Church did in the Churches Name signify to 
the Elders and Mesengers of the Church then Mett that they 
did dismis these breatheren and sisters of the Church whoe were 
of that sosiety whoe had desired it and then they preceded to 
Enter in to a church Covnant amongst them selves : And 
ordained M er Isaac Cushman to be their teach [er] 
The breatheren dismissed were The sisters belonging 

M r Isaac Cushman To the Church dis- 

Stephen Bryant mised we [re] 

Jonathan Shaw Rebecca Cushman 

Joseph dunham Persis Shaw 

John Waterman Anna Waterman 

John Rickard Abigail bryant 

Samuel Stirtevant Elizabeth Cooke 

Marcey Stirtevant 
Elizabeth king- 
Mary Rickard 
Rebecca Rickard 
Suzanna Ransom 
Elizabeth Cannady 

[p. 32] Plimouth October 1.8 th 1698 

At a meeting of the Church of Ch. there appointed & attended 
for hearing w l Mer. Cotton desired to offer to them in persuance 
of y e advise given to them by the Counsel there Conveined in 
September 29 th 1697 as satisfaction for those offences he was 
then Convicted of He Made a full and penetentiall Aknoledg- 
ment of those evels and desired forgivenes of god and the Church 
accordingly haveing Made his Confession to them they did 
Express & vote theire Ready and harty accepttance of his sat- 
isfaction offered unto them and theire ffull Reconsiliation unto 
him as Wittnes our hands 

Thomas ffaunce 
Nath: Wood 
Tho: Clerke 
In the Name of the Church 

* Sic. 



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Plimouth October 18 1698 

At a meeting of the Church of Chrit there it was agreed 
and voted y l Whereas M er Cotton has of late had an Invitation 
to Remove from hence & preach the gospel to a people at Coro- 



lina this Ch do in persuance of the advise 



iven 



them by the 



Counsell heree Conveined in September 29 1697 dismiss him 
unto what the providence of god May orderly Call him unto and 
that : he May Joyne him self unto such a Church of Cht as god 
Shall give him opportunity for Attests 

Thomas ffaunce 
Nath: Wood 
Thomas Clarke 
In the Name of the Church 

[p. 33] on the third of Aprill the Church Met and it was pro- 
posed to the Church whether they thought god did not Call us 
to labour after the settlement of His ordenances by giveing M cr 
Little a Call to take office work : on : him that soe we mite be 
in a capasity to Enjoy all the ordenance upon which Motion the 
gratest part of the Church Expresed their grat forwardnes to 
attend : only thought it our duty to Set apart a day of Humily- 
ation to beg pardon of god for those Sins we were gilty of under 
former Enjoyments of gospell orclenanfce] which had provoked 
god to lay us under such a frown as to tak his ordenances from : 
us the Church then fixed on Aprill 13 th to be keept as a sollom 
day of humiliation which was attended and at The Close of s d 
Meeting the Church Appointed April 25 th 1699 for Meting which 
was attended and then the Church beng Mett did very Joyntly 
Expres them selves every Man then preset which was the Major 
part of the Church being 25 bretheren that they were very 
desiros to Endeavour the settlement of the ordenc of Ch : 
.amongst us : and did then Express their desires to M r Ephraim 
Tittle to take the office worke upon him which he took in to Con- 
sideration and to Return an an answer to the Chu : in Convenent 
Time At s d Meeting it was thought Needful] by the Church for 
their more Comfortable Carding on in Church affaires To Make 
Choyce of an Elder to be helpefull to M er Ep Litle in the govern 
of the Ch if god should Incline his hart to take the office work 
upon him ; soe the Church proceeded in their Choyce and the 
lot fell on Thomas ffaunce he being there present it being pub- 
lickly declared where the Choyce ffell s' 1 faune tuck it in to Con- 
sideration and soe the Meting was dismised 

on June 12 th 1699 The Chh Mett ; they haveing Received 
M er Littles. Answer of the Chhes Call to Take the office work 
upon him ; which was of acceptance of the worke of god in the 



Plymouth, Mass., First Church Records 57 

office Relation Also at this Meeting the Chh being urgent with 
Tho: ffaunce to give his answer to the Motion Made by the Chh 
to him as above Expressed To be helpful To M 1 ' Little in the 
goverment of the Chh he also accepted of the Chhes Call upon 
which it was thought Need full by the Chh that : there there 
should be a day of fasting & prayer sett Apart Earnistly to seke 
the gracious presence of god to be with them in the worke the 
lord by his Chh had Cald them too, which s d Motion was made 
to the whole Congregation the time fixed on for the attendance 
of the duty was on the 5 th of July which was attended by the 
Congregation Generally 

[p. 34] The Chh Mett againe on the 17 th of July 99 and sett 
appart October the 4 99 to Elect & ordain M er Ephraim Little 
to be their pastor & Thomas ffaunce to be their Elder & voted 
to send To 4 Chhes (viz) weymouth . Marshfeild duxburry & the 
Chh in the western precints of plimouth for their assistance in 
the work on s d day which by the good hand of god to us was 
Attended by severall of s il Chhes & the s d M er Little was on s d 
day ordained pastor of the Chh to the satisfaction both of Chh 
and Tovvne Generally but by Reason of some disApointments the 
Elder was not ordained on the day Afore Apointed but the Sab- 
bath following the pastor stayed the Chh and desired them to 
fix on A day for the ordaining of him whome they had Chosen 
to the office of an Elder ; The Church fixed on the 25 th of Octo- 
ber : 99 : & the next Sabbath it was mentioned by the pastor to 
the whole Congregation that the day befor Mentioned mite be 
kept as A day of humiliation which was Attended by the whole 
Congregation Generaly the pastor began with prayer & then 
Taught out of the 2 d of Revelations 4 & 5 verses A very sutable 
subject the Lord grant it May be as profitabel to us : as such 
an Exortation was sutable for us that we May Rember Repent 
& doe M e * Isaac Cushman Concluded the forenoone Exersise 
with prayer the after part of the day was spent in prayer & the » 

worke of of ordinnation of the Elder befor Chosen by the Chh 
The worke was carried on by the pastor & M' er Cushman 
Teacher of our Neighbour Chh who did then ordaine Thomas 
ffaunce to the office of A Ruling Eider in s d Chh & soe the 
work of the day was Ended with singing the 122 ps : & the 
blesing 

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Barnstable County, Mass., Probate Records 



ABSTRACTS OF BARNSTABLE COUNTY, MASS., 
PROBATE RECORDS 

By George Ernest Bowman 
{Continued from Vol. XV, p. So) 

[Nathaniel Bacon's Will] 

[p. 65] On 6 August, 1691/' Nathaniel Bacon of Barnestable " 
made his will. Bequests were as follows. 

To " wife Hannah .... my best Bed with y e Bolster and 
pillow belonging to it and one pair of Sheets one Blanket one 
Coverled there unto belonging And . . . . two of my Cowes and 
my hors : I also give her one third part of all my houshold stuff 
Except Beding and Bom other things perticulerly mentioned, 
And during her widdovvhood I give her Convenient good pas- 
tureage for Somering of said hors and two Cows And y e use of 
So muich of my Salt meadow togeather with one Load of ffresh 
grass as may Serve for wintering of them, I will also that Shee 
have y e use and Benifitt of three Acres of Tillige Land either 
all in y e old Comon field or two acres there and one att home 
which she will And my will is that She have y e free use of y e 
eastward end of my now dwelling house while She Remaines a 
widdow as aforesd I also freely give her Sheeps wool out of that 
Store which I have in y c house So much as shall be Sufficient 
for making up her piece of Stuff and her part of y e peioe of 
Searge which is to make her a hood which She hath already pre- 
pared warp for, And if presently after my decease She Shall 
break up house keeping then She Shall have for her own Sup- 
port So much of my Store of meat and Corn as Shall by my 
executors be Judged nescesary for Carrying her through this 
year to y 6 fall next ensuing" 

" my will is that all my Lands both uplands and meadows be 
devided .... as equally and Conveniently as may bee unto my 
two dwelling houses viz my now dwelling house which I have in 
possession and use, And my house yett in Revertion given me 
upon my fathers will and now in y e Occupation of my honnoured 
mother y e widdow Bacon, And then my Eldest and Loving Son 
Nathaniel Bacon Shall have one of y e houses and Lands Layed 
there unto which he will, And my younger and Loving Son Sam- 
uel Bacon Shall have y e other house and Lands Laied there unto 
onely with this difference that my Eldest Son Nathaniel Shall 
have four Acres of upland in y e old Comon field and a peice of 



Barnstable County, Mass., Probate Records 59 

Salt marsh Lying att Sandy Neck by y e Bass Creek out of y e 
whole Layed unto his share more then his younger Brother, 
Also all my husbandry Tools and handicraft Tools and Imple- 
ments Shall be equally divided between my two Loving Sons 
Nathaniel and Samuel " 

To " my Son Nathaniel Bacon I give my Biggest gun and 
Sword And to my younger Son Samuel my Lesser gun and my 
Looms, And if my stock will hold out when debts are paid my 
said two Sons Shall have each of them an heifer and one ew with 
their Lambs but if y e stock will not hold out for that then 
Nathaniel shall have my half of that mare which is between him 
and me And Samuel Shall have y e white faced heifer : And if 
afterward there be any overplus of y e stock it Shall bee Equally 
divided between my two Daughters " 

To " my two Daughters mary and Elizabeth y e Rest of my 
houshold Stuff to bee divided between them equally, my will also 
is that there be paid unto them ten pounds apeice in good pay 
by their two Bretheren Equally as they com of Age it Shall be 
payable, And shall bee paid yearly by them, After y e Rate of 
forty Shillings V Annu untill y e whole be paid " 

" Nathaniel Shall have all my wearing Cloathes and Samuel 
Shall have New Cloaths made for him of y e New Cloath in y e 
house" 

" to my Honnoured mother Bacon during her Life I give y e 
use of So much meadow part Salt marsh and part Thatch as will 
Serve for winterring of one Cow yearly " 

"to my Loving frind Jonathan Russell of this Towne minis- 
ter and his Assignes for twelve years next ensueing After y e 
date here of I freely give So much of my fresh Grass as will make 
one Cart Load of hay yearly to bee taken att m r James Gorhams 
Ridge which parts his his Land and mine and So to Run East- 
ward and Northeast " 

" my will is that my Loving Bretheren Jeremiah Bacon and 
John Otis and my trusty and well beloved frinds Jonathan Rus- 
sell minister and Liu 4 James Lewes all of this [p. 66] This Towne 
' of Barnestable .... bee my Executors .... and what they or 
y e major part of them do Shall be valid " 

The witnesses were Jonathan Russell and James Lewes, Sr. 
The will was proved 20 April, 1692. 

The inventory of "Nathaniel Bacon yeoman" deceased was 
taken 1 February, 1691/2, at his house in Barnstable, by C&pt. 
Joseph Lothrop and Ensign Shubael Dimock, and u Hannah 
Bacon vid Relict of Nathaniel Bacon above Named " made oath 
toit on 20 April, 1692. 






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The will and inventory were recorded 9 May, 1692, by Joseph 
Lothrop, Recorder. 

[Estate of Richard Rich] 

[p. 67] " An Invintory of y e Estate of m r Richard Rich 
Lately deceased" was taken at Eastham, 5 October, 1692, by 
John Doane and Isaac Pepper. The real estate was : " Dweling 
house out housing and Land and meadow " £80. 

[p. 68] " Richard Rich Son of Richard Rich Late of Eastham 
.... deceased made Oath to ... . thfs Invintory in Court Octo- 
ber y e 19 th 1692 And then Letters of Administration was granted 
by y e Court to Richard Rich Surviveing and m 1 ' Isaac Pepper to 
Adminster on y e Estate " 

The inventory was recorded 21 October, 1692, by Joseph 
Lothrop, Recorder. 

[Joseph Holley's Estate] 

[p. 69] "memorandom it is this day mutually Agreed upon 
between each and every of us viz Joseph Holley John Holley 
mary Holley Hannah Holley and Rose Holley that as to y e 
Settlement of y e Estate both Reall and personal! that was our 
Honnoured fathers wee have agreed and pray that y e honored 
Court would confirme as followeth viz that Joseph Holley aforesd 
Shall have for his double portion all y e Housing and Land which 
was our sd ffathers (Except meddow at Barnestable and one share 
of Land Lying on Scauton Neck) and all y e moveable Estate' 
which was our sd ffathers paying to our Elder sister Sarah Allin 
Eighteen pounds with what Shee hath Alredy Received and to 
Said mary Holley his next Sister Eighteen pounds and to his 
above Named two other Sisters Hannah and Rose Each of them 
Eighteen pounds apeice and to his youngest Sister Elizabeth 
twenty three pounds when shee Shall Come of Age all to be paid 
out of the moveable Estate within doars as it was prized as far 
as that will Goe and the Remainder in Cattcl as they Shall be 
prized by persons Indifferently Chosen And sd John Holley 
Shall have for his Share or portion all that peice or parcel of 
meadow Lying in Barnestable Adioyning to y e meadow of John 
Fullers Easterly and to y e meadow in y e occupation of John 
Issum westerly containing nine acres more or less and our 
younger Brethern Samuel and Benjamin Holley Shall have for 
their shars and portions all that other peice or parcel of meadow 
that was our sd ffathers Lying in said Barnestable bounded East- 
erly by y e meadow of william Dexter Northerly by y e River west- 



Barnstable County, Mass., Probate Records 61 

erly by y e meadow of Job Crocker and one whole share of Land 
Lying on Scauton Neck aforesaid and they y e sd Samuel and 
Benjamin Holley Shall have hve pounds apeice paid to them by 
their Elder Brother Joseph when they Shall Come of age : and 
y e sd Joseph Holley Shall allow roome in y e Eastward End of 
his house for any of his Sisters that arc now unmarried to dwell 
in when they Shall See Reson to Reside there in until! they com 
to be married: mutually Signed by Each of us whose Names 
are first above written this 5 th of September : 1692 " 

The names of the signers of this agreement were recorded 
as follows : Joseph Hoi way, John Holley, Mary Hoi way, Hannah 
Holway, Rose Hoi way. The witnesses were John Wing and 
" Bennony youen " 

" Att y e County Court held in Barnestabl October y e 18 th 
1692 y e above sd Joseph Holway In gaged .... to pay all the 
Just debts that is due from y e Estate of his deceased ffather and 
all y fe Severall Sumes above agreed upon .... and sd Court 
approved thereof " 

" Where upon Letters of Administration was granted . . . . 
to sd Joseph Holway " 

"The above mentioned Samuel Holway y e Son of Joseph 
Holway deceased made Choice of m r Barnabas Lothrop to be 
his Gardian and y e Court Approved of y e same at y e County 
Court above mentioned " 

[p. 70] "An Invintory of the Estate of Joseph Holley 
deceased " was taken 24 February, 1692, by Thomas Tupper 
and Samuel Wing. The real estate was : " y e homestead hous- 
ing Land and meadow" £i6o\ "one share of Land att Scau- 
ton Neck" ,£10; "a parcel of meadow Adjoyning to y e 
meadow of william Dexter" ^30; "one parcel of meadow 
Adjoyning to y e meadow of John ffuller " .-£20. 

The agreement and the inventory were recorded 21 October, 
1692, by Joseph Lothrop, Recorder. 

( To be continued) 






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Plymouth^ Mass., Vital Records 



PLYMOUTH, MASS-, VITAL RECORDS 

Transcribed uy the Editor 
{Continued from Vol. XV, p. 214) 

[p. 201] Joseph Warren Senior deceased May the 4 th 1689 

hannah harlow deceased June the 27 th 1689 

Samuel Garner deceased on the 3 d of September 1689 

Samuel harlows Sone Samuel deceased on the 2 d of Septem: 1689 

his daughter pricilah deceased on the 6 th of September 1689 

Benjamine howland Sone to Joseph howland and Elizabeth howland 

his Wife deceased September the 7 th 1689 
Joseph deceased September the 8 lh 9 1689 

Mary the wife of Joshua : Ransom deceased on the 25 th of October 1689 
Josiah Clarke deceased on the 7 th of October 1689 
Thomas Morton Senior deceased on the 4 th of November 1689 
Elkanath Watson Edward doty Senior and his Son John doty Were 

all drowned on the 8 th of February 1 6890190 
Martha dunham the Wife of Samuel dunham Senior of plymouth 

desceased on the 26 of A prill 1690 
Desire the Wife of Nathaniel Southworth of plimouth desceased 

desember 4 th 1690 
Benijah pratt the Sone of John pratt desceased desember 4 th 1690 
The Widow hannah Rickard deceased on the 2 2 tl of december 1690 
Lettis the Wife of Andrew Ring desceased the 2 2 d of february 1691 
Patience Doty deceased on the 26 th of february i6|^ 
John Jorden deceased on the 14 th of March 1691 
Richard Write deceased on the 9 th of June 169 1 
Mris hart deceased on the 9 th of June 1691 
Edward May deceased Agust 10 th 1691 
[p. 202] My deere Mother Whitteney deceased Agust the i6 tl1 1691 

Being Entered into the 77 yeare of her age, Recorded by Elder 

Fan nee * 
My ant Sarah Bonam deceased Agust 25 th 1691 being Entered into 

the yeare of her age — Recorded by Elder Faunce * 

Serjant William Harlow deceased Agust 25 th 1691 being entered into 

the 67 yeare of his Age 
My ant ann Morton the Wife of my uncle Ephraim Morton deceased 

on the 6 th day of September 1691. P Elder faunce* 
Lidiah Nelson the Wife of John nelson deceased on the Eleventh day 

September 1691 
on the 10 th day of december 169 1 That precious and Eminant Servant 

of god deceased The Elder Thomas Cushman being Entered into 

the 84 yeare of his age 

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Plymouth^ Mass., Vital Records 63 

John Barrows deceased february the 14 th 1691:0192 

John Dunham Senior deceased Aprill 6 th 1692 being Entered in to 

the 79- 11 yeare of his age 
Elizabeth Doty the Wife of John doty Senior desceased on the 21 th of 

November 1692 
Mary the Wife of Jonathan Mory Senior deceased on the 26 th day of 

September 1692 
Left Ephraim Morton deceased October 5 th 1693 
Andrew Ring deceased on the 22 of february 169:1 
Josiah Morton deceased on the 29 th day of May 1694 
Abigail the Wife of Stephen Bryant Senior deceased on the 24 of 

October 1694 
William Hoskins Senior deceased on the 7 lh day of September 1695 
my Sister Sarah the Wif of John Buck of Sittuat deceased on the 27 th 

day of June 1695 
[p. 203] Elizabeth the Wife of deacon Thomas Clerke deceased on 

the 13 th day of November 1695 
An Rider the. mother of Samuel Rider deceased the forteenth of de- 

cember 1695 
Mary Holmes the daughter of M tr John Holmes of duxbery deceased 

on the Eight day of March i 69 ■] 
Joseph Warren deceased desember 28 th 1696 
Richard Warren deceased January 23 d i69^ 
M er Thomas Clarke deceased on the 24 th of March 1697 being Entered 

into the 98 th yeare of his Age 
William Hanmur deceased March 31 1697 
John Nelson deceased on the 29 th of Aprill 1697 . being Entred into 

the 54 th yeare of His age 
Abigail Bradford deceased on the 4 th of May J 697 
John Holmes Senior deceased on the last of July 1697 
Mary the wife of Samuel waterman deceased August : 3 d : 1697 
Joshua praat deceased february 16 th 1695 
Marsy Wood deceased on the 4 th of March 169J- 
The Widdow Mary dounham deceased on the 20 th of March 1698 
William Blackmur deceased October 7 th 1698 
The Aged Widow Mary Cushman deceassed November The 28 th day 

of 1699. 
Barak Jourdaine deceassed The first day of december 1 699 
Sarah The Wife of John Holmes Deceas d on The 27 day of October 

1700 
M rs Sarah Warren Deceass ed Noyem br 24 th 1700 
Jabiz Warren deceased Aprill 19 th 1701 drowned : at : sea 
John doty Senior deceased May 8 th 1701 

[p. 204] Elizabeth Holmes deceased on the 2 d of August 1701 
The Widow Esther Jordan deseased March 12 th 1702 
Elizabeth Esland deseased Aprill 18 th 1702 being Entered into the 

26 yer 
hannah Rider the Wife of John Rider Deceased January : 17 th 1703 



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Sergant Joseph Bartlett Deceassed Aprill y e 9 lh 1703 

George Bonan Senior deseaced Aprill 27 th 1704 being upward of 85 

yer of Age 
Mersey Rickard the Daughter of the Widow hannah Rickard De- 
ceased on the 21 of June 1706 being 26 years of aged 
The Widow pricila Warren Deceased on y c 15 of May 1707 being 

Near 74 yeares of age 
Remember the Wife of Abraham Jacson Senior deceased on the 24 th 

Day of July 1707 
Joseph Church Deceased on the 19 th Day of October 1707 betwen 

9 & 10 at Evening 
M er Nathaniel Warren Deceased October 29 111 1707 
M rs hannah Stirtevant the Wife of John Stirtevan Deceased on march 

first 170^- Aged 
The Widow hannah Rickard Deceased on the first of Aprill 1709 

Aged 
Rebeckah the Wife of John Churchel Deceased Aprill 7 th 1709 
Leftenant Nathaniel Morton Deceased July : 7 th : 1709 after about 

17 weks Confinement & Indured abqundance of paine with won- 

derfull patience Lived Desired and Dyed Lamented 
Ruth Barnebe The Wife of Stephen barnebe Deceased December 21 

1709 being $3 years of agee 
James Warren y e Son of Richard warren Deceased Deceased on the 

25 th of Desember 1709 being in the 30 th year of his age 
Giles Rickard Deceased on the 29 of January 170,'',, 
The Widow Abigaiel Coole Deceased on the 20 th of ffebrua.ry 170-^- 
The Aged Wido febe ffinney Deceased on the 9 th of Desember 17 10 

in the Evening being as was Judged in her 92 yeare of. agee 
Left Jonathan Mory Deceased May 19 th 1708 being Entered into the 

75 yer of his age 
M rs hannah Bartlet the Wife of M r Joseph Bartlet Deceaced March 

12 t^o\worn\ being Entered into the 7 2 d yeare of her life 
John Clarke Deceased January 17 th 170}! 
Samuel Dunham Senor Deceased January 20 th 170} \ being in his 

89 years of age 
William Harlow Deceased January 28 lh 170]^ 
M r Joseph Bartlett Deceased February 18 170]! being nere 
Mer John Rickard Deceased on y e 25 th Day of Aprill 17 12 
M rs Mary Rickard Deceased on y e 2S 111 of august 1712 
Docter Thomas Little Deceased Desember 2 2 d 17 12 in y e 38 yea of 

his age 
on the 29 th of November 17 12 Was Capt Tewe and all his Ship Comp 

Drowned Going of from their Ship in their boat where She Rid 

in Grea[t] Disstres in a dreadful 1 Storme and In y e livening of 

that Day Come on Shore on the beach & there staved 



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VOL.:XVI a « APRIL, 19U u n n No, 2 



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GEORGE ERNEST BOWMAN 




Committee on publication 

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Stanley W. Smith George Ernest Bowman 



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Deed from the Executors of: Elisha* Hopkins 



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I. ChipmAn Notes. By George Ernest Bowman . . . 

II. Eastham and Orleans, Mass., Vital' Records. (Continued) 

; III; Plymouth Colony Deeds. Transcribed by, George Ernest 

Bowman . ., . ■'.. , . v >s \ ; . . 76 

IV. Plymouth, Mass., Vital Records. (Continued) . '.- . . 84 

V, Unrecorded Barnstable County Deeds; (Continued) . 90 

VI. Bridgewaier, Mass., Vital, Records. (Continued) . . '97 

..VII,.' Hopkins Notes. (Continued) . :. . , . .• . .105 

VIII. Middleborough, Mass., Vital Records. : (Continued) . . 106 

IX,' Hathaway Notes. By George Ernest Bowman . . . no 

X, Bradford Notes. ; By George Ernest Bowman . , . . 114 

XI. Plymouth Colony Vital Records. ! (Continued) , . , 120 

XII. Plymouth Colony Wills and Inventories. (Continued) . 123 



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Vol. XVI APRIL, 1914 No. -2 



CHIPMAN NOTES 

By George Ernest Bowman 

Under the general title of " Chipman Notes " we shall print, 
from time to time, selections from the voluminous notes made 
by the Editor, from original records and documents, relating to 
the descendants of Elder John Chipman of Barnstable, Mass., 
by his first wife, Hope 2 Howland {John 1 ). There were no chil- 
dren by the second wife. 

In this first article are given careful and exhaustive abstracts 
of the wills of Samuel Chipman 3 (Hope 2 Howland, John 1 ) and his 
widow, Sarah (Cobb) Chipman. These abstracts have been 
made from the original records in the Barnstable County, Mass., 
Registry of Probate. The reference to volume and page is given 
with each abstract. 



[Samuel Chipman's Wile] 

[4 : 125] "Barnstable August 31 1722 . The Last will . . . . 
of Samuel Chipman of Sd Barnstable " was made. Bequests were 
as follows. 

" to my Loveing wife Sarah all my personal Estate to be at 
her Dispose, and the Income of all my real Estate During Life " 

"to my Two Sons Samuel and Jacob all my Lands and 
Meadows with the building thereon In Barnstable after my Said 
wifes Decease that is to Say to Samuel all below the high way 
Excepting the house I now Dwell In and one acre of Land where 
it Stands and So adjoyning unto Shobal Rowlands Land And 
half an acre adjoyning unto the Salt marsh the which I give to 
Jacob with all the Land above Sd High way Excepting one acre 

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and half on the East Side of it adjoyning unto Col: Oties Land 
Extending westerly to the middle of the barn to Extend South- 
erly from the high . for one acre and half with half Said Barn 
allways provided my sd Sons pay as hereafter is ordered." 

"to my son Thomas Chipman " ^23, 3s., " which makes of 
what he had of me Sixty pounds." 

" unto my Son John Ten pounds " 

"unto my Son Joseph " £4. " which makes up what he hath 
had of me forty pounds." 

"to my Son Seth " ,£31 "' which makes what he hath had 
fourty pounds." 

" to my Son Barnabas fourty pounds and one bed & furni- 
tuer." 

" unto my Two Grandsons Elamuel Jackson and Nathaniel 
Jackson Six pounds apeice to be paid by my Said Two Sons 
Samuel and Jacob out of the Land when they Shall be of adult 
age there mother haveing Recived Considerable of her portion 
In her Life time." 

" to my Daughter Hannah Lothrop " ^17, 4s., " which makes 
her portion with what She hath Recived fourty pounds " 

"that all the above mentioned Legacies to my Childeren be 
paid by my Said Two Sons Sam 11 and Jacob out of the Land 
Excepting the bed and furnituer, and the one half to be paid In 
one years Time after my Decease and my wifes or the Longest 
Liver of us, and the other half In one years Time after That. 
But if my Said Sons Shall fail In paying as above Said then he 
or they So failing to forfit one third part of the Land Given to 
him or them to the Legaties that Should Recive Sd money . but 
if they pay Said money then to hold Said Lands as above given . 
and all the marsh and out Lands In Equal partnership the 
whole to them and their heirs for Ever " 

" I Appoint my Sd Two Sons Samuel and Jacob my Execu- 
tors " 

The witnesses were John I lowland, Timothy Crocker and 
Daniel Parker. 

[4:126] On 17 June, 1723, " Timothy Crocker and John 
Howland made oath .... that they Saw Decon Samuel Chipman 
Late of the Town of Barnstable now deceased Sign and Seal" 
the will. "Daniel Parker Esq r " made oath on 20 June, 1723, 
and the will was probated on 18 July, 1723. 

[4:126] On 21 June, 1723, an inventory of the estate of 
"Decon Samuel Chipman" was taken by Joseph Smith, Joseph 
Hinckly and John Baker . " M rs Sarah Chipman widow and Relict 
of Decon Samuel Chipman, and Samuel Chipman and Jacob 

































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Chipman, Executors" made oath to the inventory, on 25 June, 
1723. The real estate was : " Marsh and Sidge Ground " ,£190 ; 
14 upland and houseing " £733, 10s. 

[Sarah Chipman's Will] 

[6 : 433] " Sarah Chipman of Barnstable .... widdow " made 
her will 27 November, 1733. Bequests were as follows : 

"unto my Son Samuel] five Shillings in bills of Credit." 

"unto my Son Jacob five .Shillings in bills of Credit." 

" unto my granddaughter Sarah Daughter of my S d Son 
Jacob my great Iron pot." 

" unto my Son Thomas the Staff and Specticles with Silver 
bows which were his Fathers " 

" unto my Grandaughter Sarah Daughter of my Said Son 
Thomas One of my gold Rings " 

" unto my Daughter Hannah Lothrop the two best Suits of 
my wearing apparrell and my best gold Ring and Silver Tankard." 

" all the Remaining part of my Estate .... unto my Sons 
Thomas John Seth and Barnabas and my Daughter Hannah to 
Each one Seventh part thereof and .... One Seventh equally to 
be devided to and among the Children of my Deceased Son Joseph 
and One Seventh of my Said Remaining Estate I Give & demise 
to the Children of my Deceased Daughter Abigail Jackson equally 
to be Divided furthermore my will & meaning is that the .'Silver 
money which I have already given and Delivered to my Son John 
Shall be Received as fifteen pounds paid him towards his Seventh 
as above mentioned and also that my Daughter Hannah Shall 
allow Twenty pounds out of her Seventh as above in Considera- 
tion of the Tankard given her as abovesaid and also the Brass 
kettle which I have already Delivered to Thomas Shall be Reck- 
oned as Six pounds Towards his Seventh . and Twenty live pounds 
which I gave to my Son Joseph in his Life time Shall be Rcc- 
oned towards the Seventh or Dividend given to his Children as 
above mentioned, and likewise Seventeen pounds which I have 
already given to my Son Seth Shall be Reconed as So much 
paid towards his Seventh " 

"I Do appoint my Son Barnabas Sole Executor" 

The will was signed by a mark. The witnesses were Eman- 
uel White, Silvanus Bourn and Desire Bourn. 

On 8 March, 1743, " By the Hon 1 ' Silvanus Bourn Esq r Judge 

of IVobate &c The foregoing Will being presented for 

Probate by the Executor therein named Desire Clap (once Desire 
Bourn) One of the Wittnesses in y e will named made oath" to 
the will and testified "that She with Silvanus Bourn and Eman- 



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uel White y e other two witnesses in the will named Set to y r 
hands togeather as witnesses .... Emanuel White one of the 
witnesses .... being moved out of y e Province & my Self being 
y e other Silvanus Bourn " 

[6:434] On 8 April, 1743, the will was proved and letter 
of administration issued to Barnabas Chipman, the executor 
named in the will. 

On 5 May, 1743, Benjamin Mastin, Benjamin Hinkley, Jr., 
and Benjamin Crocker were appointed appraisers, and they took 
the inventory of " M rs Sarah Chipman Semp ts " * on 10 June, 1743. 
It was sworn to by Barnabas Chipman, executor, on 16 August, 
1743. Among the items are : "one Cow at Kingstown which 
we Never Saw " £$ ; " the Increase of y e aboves d Cow at Kings- 
town 6 year" £1, 10s. No real estate was mentioned. 

[6 : 436] On 14 November, 1 744, Barnabas Chipman, the exec- 
utor, presented an account. Payments had been made to his 
brother Samuel, to John Sturgis, to Benjamin Hinkley, and one 
item reads "To Brings Some of y e Goods from M r Barn s Lo- 
throps " 2s. 

(7o be continued) 






EASTHAM AND ORLEANS, MASS., VITAL RECORDS 

[Continued from page 34) 

[p. 57] Barnabas young and Rebecca f were married by Nathanael 
ffreeman Esqu r on y e 27 day of august annodomini 11713 

Nathanael young the son of Barnabas and Rebecca young was Born 
at Eastham on the tenth day of april annodom 11714 

Rebecca young the daughter of Barnabas & Rebecca young was Born 
at Eastham on the twentythird clay of September annodomini 

1715 
Barnabas young the son of Barnabas & Rebecca young was Born at 

Eastham on the eighteenth day of September annodomini : 1 7 17 : 
Mercy young the Daughter of Barnabas and Rebecca young was Born 

at Eastham on the fifth day of September annodomini : 1719 
Jane young the Daughter of Barnabas and Rebecc young was Born at 

Eastham on the 26 th day of July annodomini : 1723 : 
Judah rogars of harwich and Elisabath nickerson of Chatham ware 

marrid by Joseph Done Esqr August 29 : 1751 

* Seamstress. 

t The surname of the bride was omitted. 



Eastham and Orleans, Mass., Vital Records 69 

Thomas Atvvood and Phebe Mayo were married by m r Benjamin 
Webb on the 23 d day of april annodomini : 1724 

Joshua pompmore and Darkes quanset boath of harwich ware marrid 
by Joseph Doane Esqr January 16 : 1752 

octobr 22 : 1754 Then John merign and Rebaca peper Boath of East- 
ham ware marid in Eastham by M r Edward Chever Clark Recorded 
pr Thomas Knowles Town Clar 

[p. 58] Benjamin Webb the son of mr Benjamin & mrs Mehitabel 
Webb was on the twenty secund day of November annodomini : 
1721 

Mary Webb the Daughter of m r Benjamin Webb was Born at East- 
ham on the twentieth day of June annodomini 1724 

Thomas Webb the Son of mr Benjamin and mrs mehtabel Webb was 
Born at Eastham on the twenty secund day of august annodomini 
1726 

Joseph swet and Ann freeman boath of Eastham ware marid in East- 
ham by m r Isaiah Lues minestar in January : 9 : 1752 Recorded 
pr Thomas Knowles Town Clar 

Zilah Young the Daughter of David and lydia young was Born at 
Eastham may y e 10 th 1766 

Sarah Young Daughter of David and Lydia young was Born at East- 
ham March y e 28 th 1768 

Elisebath young Daughter of David and Lydia young was Born at 
Eastham July the n : 1770 

[Nathanael Smith and Abigail Gross were married on the fifth day of 
October annodomini : 1716 See pag 10* 

Mary Smith the daughter of Nathanael and Abigail Smith was Born 
at Eastham on y e 26 th day of april annodomini 1725*] 

Hanah Cooke the wife of Caleb Cooke dyed on y e 17 th day of march 
annodomini 1726/7 

David young and Lydia smith Boath of Eastham ware marriade in East- 
ham By Mr Joseph Crocker Clark in octobar 3 : 1754 Recorded pr 
Thomas Knowles clar 

Samuell Young Son of David and Lydia young was Born in Eastham 
march the 19 : 1756 

ann young Daughter of David & Lydia young was born in Eastham 
the 4 day of may 1757 

David young son of David & Lydia young was born in Eastham the 
31 Day of march 1759 

Elezer young son of David and Lydia young was born in Eastham 
april 20 Day 1760 

Moses young the Son of David and Lydia young was born in Eastham 
January the io d 1762 

Lydia Young the Daughter of David & Lydia young was born in 
Eastham May 3o d : 1764 

Look a Bove-for the Rest of the Children 

* These two entries were crossed out, and reference made to original page 10, 
where the entries are duplicated. See ante, Vol. 15, p. 57. 



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[p. 59] Phebe Higgins the Daughter of Jonathan and Rebecca Hig- 

gins was Born at Eastham on the ninth day of february annodom 

1722/3 
Lamuel nucomb of Truro and phebe Atkens of Eastham was mared in 

Eastham by Mr Isaiah Lues minestar in novembar 28 : 1751 

Recorded pr Thomas Knovvles Town Clar 
Martha Brown the Daughter of Samuel and Lidia Brown was Born at 

Eastham on the eighth day of July annodom : 1720 
Samuel Brown the Son of Samuel and Lidia Brown was Born at East- 
ham on the eighteenth Day of July annodomini 11722 
Elisabeth Brown the Daughter of Samuel and Lidia Brown was bom 

at Eastham on the first day of april annodomini : 1724 
Lidea Brown Daughter of Samuel & Lidea Brown was born in april 

1726 
Bethiah Brown Daughter of Samuel & Lidea Brown in may 1728 
Mary Brown Daughter of Samuel & Lidea brown born in march 1734 
Jemimah Daughter of Samuel & Lidea Brown born march 1732 
nathaniel Lues Jr of truro and Abigail Doane of Eastham ware marriad 

in Eastham By M r Joseph Crocker Clark in novembar 7 : 1754 

Entred pr Thomas Knowles Town Clar 
M r John paine and M rs mary treet Boath of Eastham ware marrid in 

Eastham By M r Joseph Crocker Clark in novembar 28 : 1754 

Entred pr Thomas Knowles Town Clar 
[p. 60] Roger Thomas and Susanna Snow were Married by M r Sam- 
uel ozburn on y e fourtenth day of may annodomini 1724 
Evan Thomas the Son of Roger and Susanna Thomas was Born at 

Eastham on y e Seventh day of march annodomini 1724/5 
Anne Thomas the Daughter of Roger and Susanna Thomas was born 

at Eastham on y e first day of april annodomini 1726 
Ebenezer Thomas the Son of Roger and Susanna Thomas was Born 

at Eastham on y e twelf day of October 1727 
Prince Thomas Son of Roger & Suseana Thomas waas born the 13 

day of May * 1729 
Susana Thomas Daughter of Roger & Susana Thomas was born the 

fijft day of December 1730 
mary Cole and Sarah Cole Daughters of Joseph and Sarah Cole was 

born at Eastham on y e 9 th day of September 1738 
Ruben Cole Son of Joseph and Sarah cole was born at Eastham on 

y e 19 th day of January 1742/3 
abiall Cole Son of Joseph and Sarah Cole was born at Eastham on 

the 24 th day December 1745 
Henry Cole the Son of Joseph and Sarah Cole was born at Eastham 

on the ninth day of July 1748 
Elisha Cob of Barnstable and Mary Harding of Eastham were married 

by mr Benjamin Webb on y e 25 111 day of february annodomini : 

1724/5 
Elisha Cob Son of Elisha Cob mary cob was born at Eastham the 6 th 

day of June 1736. 
* "april " was crossed out and " May" interlined,, in the same ink. 






Eastham and Orleans, Mass., Vital Records 71 

Mary cobb Daughter of Elisha Cob & mary Cob was born at Eastham 

the first day of June 1726 
Eunis Cob Daughter of Elisha Cob & mary Cob was born at Eastham 

the 5 th day of October 1728 
Phebee Cob Daughter of Elisha Cob & Mary Cob was born at East 

ham the 31 day of January 1732/3 
Joshua Cob Son of Elisha Cob & Mary Cob was born at Eastham the 

2o 1h day of april 1734 
Elisha Cob Son of Elisha Cob & Mary Cob was born at Eastham the 

6 th day of June 1736 
[p. 61] Thomas Knowles and Elisabeth Snow were married by M r 

Benjamin Webb on y e sixth day of August annodomini 1724 
Henry Knowls Son of Thomas Knowls was born the 30 th day of 

August 1729 
Anne Knowls Daughter of Thomas Knowls was born the 25 th of 

august 1 73 1 
Abigel Knowls Daughter of Thomas Knowls was born the 8 th day of 

march 1735 
Bety Knowls Daughter of Thomas Knowls was born the 13 th day of 

September 1738 
Abigel Knowles Dafter to thomas Knowles was Born the 21 : clay of 

Septembar 1727 and Died the 26 : of septembar 1727 
Thomas Knowles sun of thomas Knowles "was Born the 10 day of 

may 1733 and Died the : 13 : Day of June 1734 
Thomas Knowles sun of thomas Knowles was Born the 13 of septem- 
bar 1738 and Died the 14 of novembar 1739 
Deacon Thomas Knowles Died the 2 th Day of march 1759 ^y lne 

mesels and feafer 
Elisabeth Knoles wife of Deacn thomas Knowles Died the The . 2 1 ' 1 

of September 1759 
Jesse Smith and Sarah Iiiggins were married by m r Samuel ozburn in 

y e month of September 1724 
Ruth Smith the daughter of Jesse and Sarah Smith was Born at East- 
ham on the eighteenth day of July annodomini 1725 
David Smith the Son of Jesse and Sarah Smith was Born at Eastham 

on the twenty eighth day of January anno Domini 1726/7 
Prisila Smith Daughter of Jesse & Sarah Smith born the 20 th of July 

1729 
Sarah Smith Daughter of Jesse & Sarah Smith born 19 of July 1731 
Eunis Smith Daughter of Jesse & Sarah Smith born 23 of february 

172/3* 
Jerusa Smith Daughter of Jesse Smith born first day of march 1734/5 
Jesse Smith son of Jesse Smith born the first day of february 1736/7 
[p. 62] Peter Severence and Elisabeth Cole were married by M r 

Samuel Ozburn in September 1724 
Theophilus Higgins and Joanna young were Married by M r Samuel 

Ozburn on y e twentyfifth day of April annodomini 1724 

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J 2 Rastham a?id Orleans, Mass., Vital Records 

Richard Higgins the Son of Theophilus and Joanna Higgins was Born 

at Eastham on y e 29 th day of march annodomini 1725 
Jennet Higgins the Daughter of Theophilus and Joanna Higgins was 

born at Eastham on the twentieth day of January annodomini 

1726/7 
Unice Higgins the Daughter of Theophilus and Joanna Higgins was 

born at Eastham on the twenty seventh day of march annodomini 

1729 
September 12 : 1731 Mary higgins Daughter of Theophilas & Joanah 

higgins born entred W me Joseph Doane Town dark 
December 28 : 1733 then Josiah higgins Son of Theophilas & Joanah 

higgins was born entred pr me Joseph Doane Town dark 
Nathan Higgins Son of Theophilas Higgins was born the Second day 

of august 1736 
Eliazer higgins Son of Theophilas higgins & Joanah higgins was born 

in October the 18 th 1738 
Levi Higgins Son of Theophilus and Joanna Higgens was born at 

Eastham on the 27 th day of June 1743 
Richard Higgins Son of Theophilus and Joanna Higgins died on the 

11 th day of august 1747 
Josiah higgens the son of Theophilus and Joanna higgens Died Sep- 

tembar 3 : 1757 
Sarah Atwood Daughter of Ephraim and Bethiah Atwood was born 

in Eastham October the 7 Day 1756 
Simeon Atwood Son of Ephraim & Bethiah Atwood was born in 

Eastham August y e 14 th 1758 
Bethiah Atwood Daughter of Ephraim & Bethiah Atwood was born 

in Eastham march the 16 : 1761 
Ephraim Atwood juner Son of Ephraim and Bethiah Atwood was born 

in Eastham November the 2 : 1762 
Joanna wife of Theophilus Higgins Died the 22 Day of march 1767 
[p. 63] Joshua Hopkins Jun r and prissilla Curtis were married by 

M r Samuel ozburn on y e first day of October annodomini 1724 
Joshua Hopkins the Son of Joshua and Prissilla Hopkins was Born at 

Eastham on the eighteenth day of July annodomini 1725 
Prissilla Hopkins the Daughter of Joshua and Prissilla Hopkins was 

born at Eastham on y e Seventh day of June annodomini 1728 
July 30 : 1729 then Hannah Hopkins Daughter of Joshuhua ju r & 

Pricillia hopkins was born in Eastham. 
Solomon Pepper and Phebe Paine were married by mr Samuel ozburn 

on y e fifteenth day of October annodomini 1724 
Apphia Pepper the daughter of Solomon and Phebe Pepper was Born 

at Eastham on the tenth day of November annodomini : 1725 
Phebee Pepper Daughter of Sollomon & Phebee Pepper was born In 

Eastham the 24 th day of June 1728 
abigel Pepper Daughter of Sollomon Pepper was bom the 27 day of 

October 173S 



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East ham and Orleans, Mass., Vital Records 73 



Sollomon Pepper Son of Sollomon Pepper was born the 8 th day of 

april 1740 
Beniamin pepper Son of Solomon and Phebe Pepper was born at 

Eastham april y e 29 th 1744 
[p. 64] Thomas Higgins and Sarah Vickery were married by m r 

Samuel Ozburn on y e twenty eighth day of January annodomini 

l724 /5 . 
Elisabeth Higgins the Daughter of Thomas and Sarah Higgins was 

born at Eastham on the 20 th day of february annodomini 1726/7 
Seth higgins Son of Thomas & Sarah higgins was born at Eastham 

22 of October 1729 entred ¥ Joseph Doane Town clerk 
Moses Bixbe and Phebe Hopkins were Married by m r Samuel ozburn 

on y e eighteenth day of march annodomini 1724/5 
Joseph Bixbe the Son of Moses and Phebe Bixbe was Born at East- 
ham on y e first day of January annodomini : 1725/6 
march 23 : 1729/10* then Joseph Bixbee Son of Moses Bixbee was 

born 
December 3 : 1731 then Elizabeth Bixbee Daughter of moses Bixbee 

was born 
December 21 : 1734 then Phebee Bixbee Daughter of moses Bixbe 

was born 
March 2 : 1736/7 then John Bixbee Son of moses Bixbee was born 
[p. 65] Ruth Mayo the Daughter of Israel and mercy Mayo was born 

at Eastham on the twenty fifth day of april annodom, 1725 
Mercy Mayo the daughter of Israel and Mercy Mayo was Born at 

Eastham on the twelf day of april anno Domini 1728 
Thomas Mayo Son of Irael & Mercy Mayo was born In Eastham the 

20 th day of may 1730 entred ^ Joseph Duane Town dark 
Prissilla mayo Daughter of Israel & marcy mayo was born the Sixth 

day of October 1732 
Ellis mayo Daughter of Israel & marcy mayo born the Sixth day of 

march 1734/5 
Phebee mayo Daughter of Israel mayo was born the 31 day of July 

1728 
Easter mayo Daughter of Irael mayo was born the the 12 day of 

november 1740 
Daniel Eldrig and sarah holbrooks boath of Eastham ware marid in 

Eastham by M r Isaiah Lues minestar in novembr 7 : 1751 

Recorded pr Thomas Knowles Town Oar 
Stephen Cole and Rebecca Mayo were married by m r Samu osborn 

on the 20 th day of may annodomini 11725 
July 25 : 1754 then Ruben Covel and hanah maker Boath of Eastham 

was marid in Eastham By Samuel Smith Esqr Recorded pr 

Thomas Knowles Town Clar 
Nathniel Covell Son of Ruben and hannah Covell was Born in East- 
ham the 24 Day of December 1755 

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Ruben Covell Son of Ruben and hannah Covell was Born in Eastham 
the 23 Day of february 1 761 

[p. 66] Edmond ffreeman and Lois Paine were married by m r Samuel 
osborn on the 22 day of april annodomini 1725 

Loes ffreeman Daughter of Edmond ffreeman was born the third of 
September 1726 

Edmond ffreeman and Sarah Sparrow were married by Joseph Doane 
Esqu r on y e 25 th day of September anno Domini 1729 

Jonathan ffreeman Son of Edmond ffreeman was born the 22 day of 
ffebruary 1729/30 

Edmond ffreeman Son of Edmond ffreemaman was born the 13 of 
ffebruary 1731 

Elisha Freeman and Lidia Freeman were married by m r Samuel 
Osburn on the Seventh day of May annodomini 1725 

Simeon bacer and mary Rich boath of Eastham ware marrid in East- 
ham by Isaiah Lues minestar in octobar 17 : 1751 Recorded pr 
Thomas Knowles Town Oar 

Bethiah Cook Daughter of Richard and Rebecca Cook was Born in 
Eastham December 17 : 174 : * 

Sarah Cook Daughter of Richard and Rebacce Cook was Born in 
Eastham October 31 Day 1742 

Phebe Cook Daughter of Richard and Rebacca Cook was Born in 
Eastham march 27 Day 1745 

Joanna Cook Daughter of Richard and Rebacca Cook was Born in 
Eastham march 25 Day 1747 

Elisha Cook Son of Richard and Rebacca Cook was Born in Eastham 
July 4 Day 1750 

Nathan Cook Son of Richard and Rebacca Cook was Born in East- 
ham ocfober 26 Day 1751 

Rebacca Cook Daughter of Richard and Rebacca Cook was Born in 
Eastham november 13 1753 

Hannah Cook Daughter of Richard and Rebacca Cook was Born in 
. Eastham December 22 Day 1756 

Richard Cook Son of Richard and Rebacca Cook was Born in East- 
ham march 14 : 1759 and Died October 17 : 1759 '• 

Abigail Cook Daughter of Richard and Rebacca Cook was Born in 
Eastham november 22 Day 1760 

Lydia Daughter of Richard and Rebacca Cook was Born in Eastham 
march 21 Day 1763 : 

Apphiah Cook Daughter of Richard and Rebacca Cook was Born in 
Eastham September 16 Day 1765 

[p. 67] Thomas Rich Ju r and Thankfull Mayo were married by M r 
Samuel Osborn on y e 7 th day of October annodomini 1725 

Amos Rich the Son of Thomas and Thankful! Rich was born at East- 
ham on y e fourth day of October annodomini 1726 

EKsabeth Rich the daughter of Thomas and Thankfull Rich was born 
at Eastham on y e fifth day ot July annodomini 1728 

*A duplicate record on original page 91 gives this date as 1740. It also 
gives another child, Zenas, born 18 July, 1769. 



Eastham and Orleans, Mass., Vital Records 75 

Marcy Rich Daughter of x Thomas & Thankfull Rich was born the 

first clay of June 1731 
Bethiah Daughter of Thomas & Thankfull Rich was born the 22 July 

1733 
Peeter Rich Son of Thomas & Thankfull Rich was born the 23 day 

of September 1735 
Thomas hinkely of Harwich and sarah Couel of Eastham ware married 

in Eastham By M r Isaiah lues minestar novembar 1 : 1753 
Isaac Merrick & Phebe Doane were Married by Joseph Doane Esqu r 

on y e 30 th day of September annodomini 1725 
Isaac Merrick Dyed on the 5 th day of march annodomini 1726/7 
Isaac Meyrick Son of Isaac Meyrick & Phebee meyrick was born in 

Eastham the first day of June 1727 entred f Joseph Doane Town 

clerk 
Joseph Doane Son of Joseph & Debro Doane was born May the first 

1727 
Nathaniel Doane Son of Joseph & Debro Doane was born the 23 

day of march 1730/31 entred V Joseph Doane Town dark 
[p. 68] Prence Doane and Elisabeth Godfree * were married by 

Joseph Doane Esqu r on the third day of february annodomini 

1725/6 
Prince Doane Son of Prince & Elizabeth Doane was born November 

1 2 lh 1726 
Ruth Doane daughter of Prince & Elizabeth Doane was born Sep- 
tember 20 th 1728 
Phebee Daughter of Prince & Elizabeth Doane was born December 

10 th 1730 
Abigel Daughter of Prince & Elizabeth Doane was born June 17 th 

1732 
Mary Daughter of Prince & Elizabeth Doane was born May the third 

1734 

gideon mayo and Sarah. Line! Both of Eastham ware marride in East- 
ham By M r Joseph Crocker Clark on febuary 10 : 1757 

Eles mayo Daughter of Gidion and : Sarah mayo was Borne in East- 
ham Desember 18 th 1757 : 

Mehetabel mayo Daughter of gidion may was Born in Eastham Sep- 
tember : i th 1759 

Joseph Sparrow and Hannah Doane were married by Joseph Doane 
Esqu r on the tenth day of march Annodomini' 1725/6 

Mary Sparrow Daughter of Joseph Sparrow & hannah Sparrow was 
born april 23 : 1726 

Abigel Sparrow Daughter of Joseph Sparrow & hannah Sparrow was 
born august 9 th 1729 entred ¥ Joseph Doane Town clerk 

Lidea Sparrow Daughter of Joseph & hannah Sparrow was born 26 
day of november 1731 

Hannah Sparrow Daughter of Joseph & hannah Sparrow was born 
the 30 day of October 1734 

* " Doane " was crossed out and " Godfree " interlined in the same hand. 



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Joseph Sparrow Son of Joseph Sparrow was born the 15 day of Octo- 
ber 1736 
Hannah Sparrow Daughter of Joseph Sparrow was born the 6 th day 

of ffebruary 1738/9 
Rebecka Sparrow Daughter of Joseph Sparrow was born the 7 th day 

of april 1 741 
freeman higgens and thankfull paine Both of Eastham ware marid in 

Eastham By M r Joseph Crocker Clark on July 14 : 1757 
Martha & Thankfull Daughters of Freeman Higgins & Thankfull his 

Wife was born april 9 th 1758 
Zedekiah Son of Freeman Higgins & Thankfull his wife was born in 

Eastham april 11 th 1760 
Priscilla Daughter of Freeman Higgins & Thankfull his wife was born 

March i th 1762 
Marcy Daughter of Freeman Fliggins & Thankfull was born august 

9 th 1764 
Elisha Son of Freeman Higgins & Thankfull his wife was born 

Novemr 9 th 1766 all in Eastham 

( 75? be continued ) 






PLYMOUTH COLONY DEEDS 

Transcribed by George Ernest Bowman 
{Continued from Vol, XV, p. if?) 

[Indians to John II owl and et al.] 

[p. 61] 1 66 1 Prence Gov r : 

A Deed appointed to bee Recorded 

To all people to whom these p r sents shall Come Quacha- 
tasett Kesepitt and Webcawett Indian Sagamores sendeth 
Greet &c 

Know yea that wee the said Quachatasett Kesepett and 
Webcawett Doe acknowlidge that for and in Consideration that 
for and in Consideration of the sume of fifty pounds to us in 
hand payed by m* John howland seni r : of Plymouth Anthony 
Anable Lsacke Robinson Samuel) ffuller Peter Blosome of Barn- 
stable ; Capt: Nathaneell Thomas of Marshfeild and Abraham 
Peirse of Duxburrow all in the Jurisdiction of Plymouth in New 
England in America wherwith wee the said Quachatasett Kese- 
pett and Webcawett Doe acknowlidg ourselves Satisfyed Con- 
tented and fully payed ; and tberof and of every pte therof Doe 
exownarate acquitt and Discharge the aforsaid John howland 



Plymouth Colony Deeds J J 

Anthony Anable Isacke Robinson Samuell ffuller Peter blosome 
Nathaneell Thomas and Abraham Peirse them and every of 
them theire and every of theire heires and assignes for ever by 
these p r sents ; have ffreely and absolutely bargained alianated 
and sold enfeofed and Confeirmed and by these p r sents Doth 
bargaine sell enfeofe and Confeirme from us the said Quachata- 
sett Kesepett and Webcawett and our heires to them the said 
John howland Anthony Anable Isacke Robinson Samuell ffuller 
Peter Blosome Nathaneell Thomas and Abraham Peirse theire 
and every of theire heires and assignes forever all that Tract of 
land bounded from a place called Saconkquahunkcanett on the 
west side and upon a straight line to a tree marked by us the 
said Quachatasett Kesepett and Webcawett ; which said line is 
from the head of the pond as wee the said Sachems have marked 
it with our owne hands which said place is Called by the Name 
of Tataquett ; and the lower bounds extend etc itselfe unto the 
sea ; To have and to hold the aforsaid Tract of land with ail and 
singulare the meddowes Marshes woods woods waters Rivers 
and Rivoletts heredetiments profitts privilidges & appurtenances 
belonging therunto or to any pte or pcell therof unto the said 
John howland Anthony Anable Isack Robinson Samuell ffuller 
Peter Blosome Nathaneell Thomas and Abraham Peirse to them 
and every of them theire and every of theire heires and assignes 
for ever ; excepting a pcell or Tract of land within the above 
said Tract of land which is bounded on the westward side by 
a brooke and on the Eastward side by a Ceader Swamp and soe 
to the head of the pond the Generall Name of this above said 
Tract of land is Called and knowne both by English and Indians 
by the Name of Saconeesett ; The sd p r mises with all and sin- 
gulare the appurtenances belonging therunto to bee holden as 
of his Ma tie his mannor of Eastgreenwich in the Countey of 
Kent in ffree and Cotnon Soccage and not in Capite nor by 
Knight service by the Rents and services therof and therby 
Due and of Right accostomed with warrantice against all people 
whatsoever ; that by our Right and title might Claime any 
Right title or enterest unto all or any pte of the above mentioned 
Tract or tracts of land excepting that which is excepted ; as 
abovesaid ; ffurthermore wee the said Quachatasett Kesepett 
and Webcawett Doe heerby Covenant promise and graunt that 
wee will make sale of Certaine meddowes and upland of a place 
that is neare to the abovementioned Tract of land which said 
place is Called by the Name of Oungowam ; and in the mean 
time Doe heerby promise and graunt That the aforsaid John 
howland Anthony Anable Isacke Robinson Samuell ffuller Peter 



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Blosome Nathaneell Thomas and Abraham Peirse shall and may 
have free libertie ; they theire heires or assignes to Improve 
the the meddowes and Timbers theron for theire use ; and like- 
wise upon the head of theire line ; and Doe heerby engage as 
aforsaid not to make sale therof nor of any pte therof to any 
pson whatsoever save oiiely unto the abovesaid John howland 
Anthony Anable Isacke Robinson Samuell ffuller Peter Blosome 
Nathaneell Thomas and Abraham Peirse they or theire heires 
or assignes ; and not to allianate it to any pson or psons what- 
soever from them morover wee the above said Quachatasett 
Kesepett and Webcawett Doe heerby give liberty and graunt 
that it shall and may bee lawfull for the said John howland 
Anthony Anable Isacke Robinson Samuell ffuller Peter Blosome 
Nathaneell Thomas and Abraham Peirse they or any of them 
to Record these p r sents or cause them to bee Recorded or en- 
rowled in the Court Records att Plymouth aforsaid or in any 
other Court or place of publicke Records according to the usuall 
maner of enrowling evidences ; In witnes wherof wee the said 
Quachatasett Kesepett and Webcawett have heerunto sett our 
hands and scales This first of Aprill Ann° : Dom : 1661 
Signed Sealed and The marke of 

Delivered in the Quachatasett 

presence of us And a (seale) 

Thomas Clarke 
Thomas howes 



[Benajah Pratt to Robert Ransome] 

[p. 62] 166 1 Prence Gov r : 

The 12 th of Aprill 1661 

Memorandum That Benajah Prat of the Towne of Plymouth 
in the Jurisdiction of Plymouth in New England in America 
Planter ; Doth acknowlidge that for and in Consideration of the 
sume of ten pounds to him alreddy payed by Robert Ransome 
of the towne aforsaid in the Jurisdiction aforsaid planter ; hee 
hath bargained Allianated and sould enfepfed and Confeirmed ; 
and by these p r sents Doth bargaine sell erifeofe and Confeirme 
unto the said Robert Ransome two ptes of three of that his 
halfe share pte or portion of land both upland and meddow ; 
which hee the said Benajah Prat hath ; att Acushenah Coaksett 
and places adjacent ; & a home lote of twenty acrees of land ; 
lying betwixt the home lott of Willam Spooner on the one side 
and the home lott of Samuell Cutbert on the other side att 
Acushenah aforsaid ; being a pte of the two ptes of three of 



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79 



the halfe share of land aforsaid ; To have and to hold the said 
two ptes of three of the said halfe share of land the said home 
lott of twenty acrees of land; being encluded both upland and 
meddow with all and singulare the appurtenances privilidges and 
emunities therunto belonging ; unto the said Robert Ransome 
his heires and assignes forever ; The said p'rnises with all and 
singulare the meddowes woods waters and all other appurte- 
nances and privilidges belonging therunto To appertaine unto the 
onely proper use and behoofe of him the said Robert Ransome 
hee his heires and assignes forever; and Persis the wife of the 
said Penajah Prat hath Surrendered up all her Right into the 
said lands sold as abovesaid ; with the appurtenances belonging 
therunto ; unto the said Robert Ransome to him and his heires 
forever ; 

[Nathaniel and John Morton to Daniel Wilcocks] 

[p. 63] 166 1 Prence Gov r : 

To all people to whome these presents shall Come Nathan- 
eell Morton and John Morton both of the Towne of Plymouth 
in the Jurisdiction of New Plymouth in New England in Amer- 
ica sendeth greet &c 

Know yee that wee the said Nathaneell Morton and John 
Morton Doe acknowlidg that for and in Consideration of the 
full sume of forty pounds sterling for the payment wherof wee 
have Received bills of Daniel] Wilcockes of the towne of Ports- 
mouth on Road Hand in the Jurisdiction of Providence planta- 
tion in New England in America yeoman wee have ii'reely and 
absolutely bargained allianated and sould enfeofed and Con- 
feirmed ; and by these p'sents Doe bargaine sell' enieofe and 
Confeirme from us the said Nathanell Morton and John Morton 
and our heires to him the said Daniel] Wilcockes and his heires 
and assignes forever all that our share lott or portion of lands 
belongin and appertaining to us att the place or places Comonly 
Called and knowne by the Name of Cushena and acoaksett in 
the Jurisdiction of Plymouth aforsaid; with all and singulare 
the appurtenances therunto belonging to him and his heires for 
ever ; To have and to hold all that all that our share lott or 
portion of lands lying and being att the place or places for- 
mencioned with all and singulare the woods waters meddowes 
and all other appurtenances and privilidges and emunities belong- 
ing therunto ; unto the said Daniell Wilcockes hee his heires and 
assignes for ever To bee holden as of the manner of Eastgreen- 









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80 Ply via nth Colony Deeds 

wich in the Countey of Kent in ffree and Comon Sockage and 
not in Capite Nor by Knighfes service ; by the Rents and serv- 
ices therby Due and of Right accostomed ; The said p r mises 
with all and singulare the appurtenances and privilidges belong- 
ing therunto or to any pte or pcell therof ; with all our said 
Right title and Interest of and into the same or any pte or pcell 
therof ; To belong and appertaine unto the the onely proper use 
and behoffe of him the said Daniell Wilcockes hee his heires 
and assignes for ever ; In witnes wherof wee the said Nathaneell 
Morton and John Morton have sett to our hands and scales this 
fift Day of September Ann°: Dom: 1659 

Signed Sealed and Nathaneell Morton his (seale) 

Delivered in the John Morton his (seale) 

p r sence of 

Thomas Southworth 
and James Cole seni r 

And Lydia the Wife of Nathanell Morton And Lettice the 
Wife of John Morton gave theire free Consent unto the sale of 
the land expressed in the abovesaid Deed ; 

[Edward Gray to Francis Coombs] 

[p. 64] 1 66 1 Prenee Gov r : 

The 24 th of May 1661 

Memorandum That Edward Gray of the towne of Plymouth 
in the Jurisdiction of New Plymouth in New England in Amer- 
ica plantor Doth acknowlidge that for and in Consideration of 
the sume of six pounds and five shillings to him alreddy payed 
by ffrancis Comb of the Towne aforsaid in the Jurisdiction afor- 
said ; hee hath freely and absolutely bargained allianated and 
sold and by these presents Doth bargaine allianate sell enfeofe 
and Confeirme unto the said ffrancis Combe a pcell of ffresh 
meddow Containing 4 acrees or therabouts bee it more or lesse 
lying and being neare Joanses River by a little brooke which 
Runeth into Joanses River aforsaid from a pond Called the 
beaver pond lying next to a pcell of meddow belonging to Steven 
Bryant there being bonded by a great Rid oake att the one end 
betwixt them ; and soe Riming up the aforsaid brooke ; and 
alsoe by a great spruce tree betwixt Edward Gray and him ; 
The said pcell of meddow with all and singulare the appurte- 
nances belonging therunto ; unto the said ffrancis Combe to him 
and his heires for ever ; To have and to hold the said pcell of 
meddow being four acrees bee it more or lesse with all and 



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singulare the appurtenances belonging therunto ; unto the onely 
proper use and behoof of him the said ffrancis Combe hee his 
heires and assignes for ever ; and Mary the wife of the said 
Edward Gray Did Surrender up her Right in the said meddow 
unto the said ffrancis Combe before M J " Thomas South worth 
Assistant ; 

[Ralph Earle to James Sands] 

Ralph Earle acknowlidged the sale of halfe a share of Pur- 
chase land lying att Coaksett unto James Sands; for which 
hee hath fully satisfyed the said Ralph 1 Carle for the same before 
mee John Alden Assistant the first of the hit month 1661 

[Samuel Eaton to Ralph Earle] 

Samuell Eaton acknowlidged the sale of halfe a share of his 
purchase land lying att Coaksett unto Ralph Earle for the which 
the said Samuell Eaton is fully Satisfyed ; before mee John 
Alden Assistant this first of the fift month 1661 

[Thomas Allin's Lands] 

[p. 65] 1 66 1 Prence Gov r : 

A true Coppy of the lands of M r Thomas Allin Recorded in 
the Towne booke of Barnstable the 26 of October 1654 

fforty foure acrees of upland bee it more or lesse with the 
marsh att the North end therof buting upon the harbour and 
Souththerly upon the highway ; bounded easterly by the land 
of Trustrum hull and westerly by the highway to the Creeke 
with sixteen acrees of upland more adjoyning to the west side 
of the said highway to the Creeke with the marsh against the 
north end of the said land butting upon the harboure and south- 
erly upon the highway bounded westerly pasture lane ; with an 
addition of four acrees of upland more ; bounded Southerly 
ptely by the North end of the aforsaid land and ptely by the 
highway bounded westerly by the land of John Davis ; and east- 
erly and Northerly by the marsh ; with eight acrees of marsh 
belonging therunto lying att Sandy Necke bee it more or lesse 
bounded northerly by Sandy Necke ; easterly by a Creeke that 
bounds Nathaneell Bacons Marsh westerly ptely by the Hands ; 
and ptly by Roger Goodspeeds Marsh ; and southerly as farr 
as a Direct line Crosse to the Southeren pte of the said Hands 

With four acrees of marsh meddow more bounded Northerly 
by the sand hills ; Southerly by the Basse Creeke ; easterly by 






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the marsh of Robert Shelley ; and westerly by John Davis his 
marsh 

Taken out of the Towne booke this 28 of May 166 r p me 
Thomas hinckley 



[Marriage Settlement of Joseph Buckland] 

[p. 66] 1 66 1 Prence Gov 1 : 

Dated the first of September 1659 

This p r sent writing Beareth witnes that there is a purpose 
of a marriage Intended between Josepth Buckland of Rehoboth 
and Deborah Allin of the same plantation ; now for some 
motives moveing mee heerunto ; I Willam Buckland of Reho- 
both Doe promise to give signe and sett over att p'sent one 
third foot* of all my lands both upland and meddow with all 
the privilidges ptaining to it ; that I enjoy in Rehoboth to bee 
my son Josepths proper Right for ever ; to him and his wifes 
for ever alsoe 

2 condi y 1 jjoe promise to build the said Josepth a Convenient 
house for his Comfortable liveing with three score acrees of 
land ajoyning to it within one ycare and to bee Josepthes and 
and his wifes and theire heires for ever ; 

3*y I Doe promise that after mee and my wifes Decease that 
the said Josepth shall have and enjoy soe much more lands both 
upland and meddow as shall make up the full halfe of what I 
Doe now possesse in Rehoboth-; 

4 J y I Doe promise to give my son Josepth after the Decease 
of mee and my wife halfe of all my goods and stocke that I have 
both within Dores and without to bee his for ever ; onely I Doe 
Reserve in my hands out of Josepthes estate five pounds to bee 
att my Dispose ; now for the true and faithful! pformanee heerof 
I the said Willam Buckland Doe bind my selfe and heires 
exequitors and assignes in the sume of two hundred pounds 
feirmly by these p'sent writing ; In witnes heerof 1 have sett 
to my hand and Seale ; This is to bee taken notice of that'those 
words above enterlined in the originall writing; were written 
before the signage of it 
Signed Sealled and 
Delivered in the 
p r sence of 
Richard Bowin 
Robert Martin : 



The signe of Willam Buckland 
and a scale (seale) 



* Evidently a mistake of the recorder. 



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Plymouth Colony Deeds 83 

[Walter Palmer to John Allin and Jonah Palmer] 

[p. 67] 1 66 1 Prence Gov': 

September the 14 th 1660: 

Know all men that I Walter* Palmer of Scittertoh ; for 
Certaine Reasons ; and a Considerable sunie in hand by mee 
Received Doe sell allianate and passe over my house and house 
lott and all other housing or Barnes to nice belonging att Reho- 
both To John Allin and Jonah Palmer of the same towne of 
Rehoboth with all my other outlands that is in my possession 
viz : ten acrees of salt marsh upon the toungue more or lesse 
which was my owne proportion ; bounded on the Northeast by 
the lands of Peter hunt and Robert Wheaton M r Pecke and 
John Read; on the southwest on the lands formerly belonging 
to Willam Smith with ten acrees more or lesse bounded by the 
lands formerly belonging to m r Winchester on the Northeast ; 
and the salt water Southwards ; with four acrees of fresh mersh 
more or lesse bounded on the southwest by the lands formerly 
belonging to Willam Smith on the Northeast the lands formerly 
with the lands formerly belonging to James Clarke ; with tour 
acrees more or lesse of fresh mersh ; bounded on the Northeast 
by the lands formerly belonging to 1V1 1 ' Winchester and on the 
southwest by the lands formerly belonging to John Cooke to- 
gether with the lott att the New mecklow River Containe three 
Score and twelve acrees more or lesse bounded by Jonathan 
Blisse on the North and the River on the west with twenty and 
seaven acrees on the wachamaquatt necke bounded by by that 
which was Robert Martins on the south and the River on the 
west; and that which was Edward Bennits on the north; with 
all the Comons emunities and privilidges therunto belonging and 
I Doe heerby warrant the same to bee free from all former bar- 
gaines or Contracts ; and Doe Morover bind my selfe heires and 
exequitors that the said John Allin and Jonah Palmer shall 
peacably enjoy all the aforsaid Demensions without any Dis- 
turbance from mee or any other in my name ; memorandum 
that the two pcell of ffresh and salt mersh; which was not my 
owne allotment; was^that Mecklow which I bought of Willam 
Cheesbrooke and was his allotment there and heerby Confeirme 
the same with my hand and seale 

Signed Sealled and Delivered Willam* Palmer 

in the p r sence of and a (seale) 

Willam Cheesbrooke 
Nathaneell Cheesbrooke 

*Sic. See the next deed. 



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[John Allin and Jonah Palmer, Agreement] 

[p. 68] 1 66 1 Prence Gov r : 

Memorandum It is agreed betwixt John Allin and Jonah 
Palmer Consenting the lands they bought of Walter Palmer 
that Jonah is to have three acrees of the home lott as it is now 
layed out ; and the one halfe of the ten acrees of the salt marsh 
on the toungue and the one halfe of the four acrees of the ffresh 
mersh ; which were Walter Palmers allotments from the towne 
and one hundred pounds in Comoning ; To have and to hold to 
him the said Jonah Palmer his heires or assign.es for ever ; and 
the Rest of the lands with houses and other Devisions whatso- 
ever ; to Remaine and belong unto John Allin his heires and 
assignes for ever Witnesse our hands and scales the io th of 
Aprill 1 66 1 

Signed Sealled and John Allin and a (seale) . 

Delivered in the Jonah Palmer and a (seale) 

p'sence of 
John Browne 
James Browne 

This agreement was acknowledged before mee this 15 th of 
Aprill 1 66 1 Thomas Willett ; 

{ To be continued) 



PLYMOUTH, MASS., VITAL RECORDS 

(Continued from page 64) 

[p. 205] on y e 26 th Day of June 17 13 Nicolos May Esther Rickard 

and Daved Shepards Child Deceased 
Abigail The Wife of Thomas Snell Deceased on y c 27 1 * of May 1 713 
Marsey Cooke Deceased on y e 11 th of ffebruary 170}! 
Nathaniel Churchel Deceased on y e 24 th Day of March 17 14 
Rebecka Cole Deceased on y e 2 d of July 17 14 Ephraim Cols Daughter 
William barns y e Son of John barns was Drowned July 23 : 17 14 
Sarah holmes The Wife of Elisha Holmes Dyed in Travil July 24 17 14 
M r Jonathan Barns Deceased on the 20 th of August 1714 being Entered 

into y e 71 st yeare of his life 
Abraham Jacson Senior Deceased October 4 th 1714 
Elkath Cushman Juner Deceased on y e 9 th of January 170^ 
Charles Littles Daughter Sarah Deceased January 2 170I + 
Elnathan Bartlet Deceased ffebruary 7"' t 7 o ] 2 
John Cobb Deceased ffebruary 21 st 17 ]| being neare being in y e 83 d 

yeare of his life 
Sarah Tinckom Deceased ffebruary 22 d 17 14 



Plymouth, Mass., Vital Records 85 

Jonathan Perry Deceased March 6 th 170] J 

M rs Hanna Little The Wife of mr william little Deceased Aprill : 

12 : 1715 
Abigail The Wife of Nicolos Drew Deceased Aprell 2 2 d 1715 
The Widow Patience Nelson Deceased May 3 d 17 15 
Capt James Warren Esquire Deceased May 30 th 17 15 in y e 50 yer of 

his age 
Caleb Carver Deceased May 31 st 171 5 
Hanna Ring The Daughter of William Ring & hanah his Wife 

Decesed on y e first Day of June 17 15 in y c 18 th yeare of her age 
Joanna howland The Daughter of Thomas howland Deceased June y e 

5 th 1715 

M er Joseph Bradford Deceased July 10 th 17 15 aged : 84 : 

Samuel Rider Deceased July iS lil 1715 

hanna Warren The Wife of Benjamin Warren Deseased November 

3 d 17*5 
Mary Morey The Daughter of Jonathan Mory Deceased November : 

23^715. 
Mary Churchill The Wife of Eliazar Churchill Deceased Desember 

11 th 1715 
Mary harlow Deceased January 3 d 170};] 
Samuel Lucos Deceased January 17 th i7o-{(? aged : .54. 
Sarah The Wife of Thomas ITaunce Junior Deceased March 3 d 1716 
Eleazar Churchill Deceased March 5 th 1716 
Jabiz Dunkirt ffell overbord from a Sloop Coming from Bostorn on y e 

6 lh Day March 17 16 : and Was lost 
Desre the Wife of John Woshbon Deceased September 23 d 1716 being 

Delevered then of a child both Deceased 
Elizabeth Cole y e Daughter of Ephraiin Cole Deceased Desember 

17 th 17 16 
[p. 210*] Sarah King deceased on the 23 d day of April 1738 in the 

Eighty & Eight year of her Age 
Debro Shareman Deceased on the 29 th of August 1738 the wife of 

Caleb Shareman 
the child of Caleb Shareman deceased the 5 th day of September being 

3 weeks & one day of old 1738. 
Seth Cobb 

The Honourable Isaac Lothrop Esq r Deceased, Sept r 7 . 1743 
M r Thomas Howland Deceased December y e 2 . 1739. 
Sarah Bartlett, wife of John Bartlett, Deceased, 
Mary Kempton, Wife, of Tho s Kempton Deceas d 
Thomas Clarke Deceased. Aug st 25 th £ 7 44- 

Abigail Donham, Wife of Amos Donham . Deceas 4 Dec r 15 . i^^worn\ 
Rebeckah Holmes, Wife of Jabez Holmes, Deceas d Dee 1 24 . 1730 
M rs Sarah Bartlett, (Relict Widdow, of Robert Bartlett, Deceased) 

Deceased Feb 1 ? . 8 th 17.44/5. 
Mary wife to Abraham Jackson, Deceas d Feb'>' 1740/1 
Mary 2 ,,d wife to s d Jackson J)eceas d . July 2 . 1744 

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Lemuel! Cobb . Deceased — October y e 22 nd . 1743 

Sarah Holmes, Wife of Elisha Holmes Jim 1 Deceased July 4 . 1738. 

Rebeckah Holmes, Wife of Jabez Holmes Deceas d Dcc T 24 . 1730 and 

Jabez, Son to s d Jabez & Rebeckah Lived about 7 months 
John Morton Deceased Feb'y 4 . 1738/9 
Reliance Morton Wife to s d John, deceased, Dec r 4 . 1735. 
M rs Elizabeth Bartlett Wife of Sam 1 Bartlett Esq r (Daughter of 

Isaac Lothrop Esq 1 ' Deceased) Deceased November y e i . 1745 . 

1 o Clock A M ' 
Samuell Harlow Deceased 
Hannah Harlow Deceased (his wife) 

Mary Morton, wife of Timothy Morton, Deceased March 22 nd 1734/5. 
Bethiah West, Wife of Judah West Deceas d Dec r 16 . 1745. 
Ann Finney, wife to Robert Finney, Deceased 
Cap t Ephraim Morton Dyed of y e . Small pox.DeC 30 th 1729. 
Abigail Withered, (wife of Sam 1 Wetherhead Deceas d ) deceas d Aug st 

20" 1 ADom : 1743. 
Elkanah Totman, dyed at Luisburgh, Oct r 5 th 1745 
Thomas Clarke Deceased, 
[p. 211] Lois Foster, Wife of Thomas Foster, Deceas d September y e 

21 . 1743. 
Nath 1 Thomas Esq r , Deceas d at LewisBurgh Sept r 23 . 1745. 
Deacon John Foster, Deceased Dec r . 24 . 1741 
Marcy King y e Wife of Joseph King, Deceased, Jan^ . 15 th 1744/5 . 

aged 76 years wanting about one month 
Rodolphus Hatch, Deceased, Jan'y y e 1 . 1743/4. 
Joshua Drew Deceased, March 27 t!l 1748. 
John Barnes Deceased, September y e 11 th 1745. 
Patience Donham, the Wife of Ezekiel Donham 

10 th . 1748. 
Ephraim Churche 

Priscilla Churchell his Wife Deceas d Dec r . 15 th 1748. 
Rebeckah Bartlett, Wife, of Ebenezer Bartlett Deceas' 1 JMay 

1749. 
Sarah Samson, Wife of Jonathan Samson, Deceas d Aug st 22 . 
Jean Doten Wife of Lemuell Doten, Deceased, June 3 . 1749. 
Susannah Harlow, Wife of Robert Harlow, Deceased, Feb 1 "* 17 th 

1748/9 
Sarah y e Wife of James Howard, Deceased, Dec r 27 th 1748 
James Howard y e Son of James Howard, Deceased May y e 9 . 1749. 

Dyed of the Small Pox at Jamaica 
Thomas Wethrell Jun r Dyed with a fever, at Jamaica In May y e 9 th 

or 10 th day ADom 1744. 
Cap 1 Benjamin Warren, Deceased, May 30 th * 
William Wethrell, Dyed of y e Small Pox, in London 1746 
James Wethrell Dyed, at Lewisburge, Cape Breton In Anno Domini 

1745 
*The year was not entered. 



Wife of Ezekiel 
Deceas d Dec r 13 th 1748. 



Deceased, Feb r 



y 1 
1748 



th 





















. 






Plymouth, Mass. y Vital Records 87 

j M r Thomas Wethrell Dyed Aprill 21 st 1743. 

Martha Harlow, the Wife of John Harlow, Deceased, April y e 2 nd 

1749. 
Nath 1 Bradford Deceased March y e 27 th 175 1. 
Annan King, Wife of Eleazer King of Plymouth, Dyed at Plimton 

February y e 8 th in y e Evening ADoni : 1 750/1. In y e 85 th year 

of her Age 
John Holmes y e Son of Elisha Holmes, Deceas d March 19 th . 1 750/1 
Cap 1 Seth Cobb Deceased, Sept r y e 17 th 1739. 
[p. 212] M rs Lydia Holmes, Wife of M r Joseph Holmes, (In 1703 Was 

widdow of M r Joseph Bartlett Junr Deceased) Departed this 

Life, On Monday y e 6 th of January 1752 Aged Eighty Years, In 

September Last. 
Asa Hunt Deceased Jan r y . 29 . 1752. Was Drowned Near Clarks 

Island. Aged 41 years y e 8 th clay of May 175 1 
M r John Sturtevant Sen 1 ' Deceased Feb 1 "? y e 4 . 1752 N. S. Aged 

Ninety Three years, & five Months 
M r Return Waite Deceased, October y e 3 . 1751 In the 73 year of 

his age 
James Clark y e 3 rd Deceased . August . y e . 8 th 1727 
Ruth Turner (Wife of David Turner) Deceased March 28 th 1755 . 

on Fryday about 8 Clock in the forenoon She was Born Novem- 
ber 1700. 
Patience Harlow, Wife of Thomas Harlow, Deceased January y e 6 th 

1755- 
Hannah Bagnall, Wife of Benjamin Bagnall, Deceased May the 5 th 

1755 
Thomas Sears, Deceased . 1755. 

Bathsheba Hicks, wife of Abraham Hicks Deceas d June 2 2 d 1756 
John Rider Deceased, March 11 th 1756 
Lydia Le=Barron y e 2 nd wife of Doctor Lazarus Le=Barron, Deceased 

October y e 28 th 1756 
Lydia Bartlett Wife of Benjamin Bartlett Deceased In November 

Anno Domini 1739. 
Cap 1 Benjamin Bartlett, dyed of y e Small Pox In Jamaica, February . 

1755- 
Priscilla Drew Wife of Lemuel Drew Deceas d Octob r 2 nd 1757 
M rs Sarah Watson, wife of John Watson Esq r Deceased, July 2 . 1725 . 

M. 31. 
John Watson Esq r Deceas d Sep 1 9 th 1731 M. 53. 
M rs Elizabeth Watson, Wife of John Watson Esq r Deceased Sep 1 14 . 

1750 JE. 28. 
John Watson Esq r Deceased, Jan r y . 3 . 1753 M. 37. 
M rs Abigail Watson Wife of George Watson Esq r Deceas d March 15 th 

1-750/1 . M. 22. 
[p. 213] The Children of Samuell Kent, And Desire his Wife Born 

at Marshfield 
1. Samuel Kent Born July 2 . 1729. 



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Nalh 1 Kent, Born Feb 1 "? 25 . 1732. 
Desire Barker Kent Born June 25 th 
Hannah Kent Born Aug st 4 . 1737. 
John Kent Born Oct r 13 . 1739. 
Sarah Kent Born Aug st 6 . 1741. 
Hulda Kent, Born Dec r 2 . 1743. 



735 



Ichabod Kent, Born Dec' 



1744 



The Above Born at Marshfield . Ent d Oet 1 ' y c 4 th 



■7S C > 
& & 



Elizabeth his 



[p. 214] The Children of Sam 1 Nichols Nelson 
Wife. 

Alathea Nelson born, Nov r 20 . 1745 . Deceas d 

Sam 1 Nelson born Aug* 7 . 1747. 

Patiance Nellson born May 17 . 1749 

Sarah Nellson born Aug. 2 nd 1754 

Alathea Nellson born Jan r y 27 th 1758 

Joseph Warren Nellson born Nov r 9 th 1761 

Priscilla Nellson born July . 31 st . 1765 
8. Betty Nellson born Jan r y 11 th 1768 

The Child of The Rev d M r Thomas Frink and Isabella his Wife . Viz 
Peter Frink Born Jan'y 2 . 1745/6. 
The Children of Barnabas Churchell Jun r , and Lydia his Wife 






Elizabeth Churchell born, Jan'y 16 . 1745/6. 

Barnabas Churchell Born Nov 1 ' 25 th 1747. 

Job Churchell Born Jan r v 15 . 17 50/1 Deceas d 14^ 



1753. 



3- 

4. Sain 1 Churchell Born Jan'y 9 . 1753 Deceas d 31 . 1753. 

5. Seth Churchell Born Oct 1 ' 1 . 1754 

6. Job Churchell Born August . 17 th 1756 

7. Lydia Churchell Born Dec 1 " 1 6 th 1758. 

[p. 215] The Children of Josiah Morton the third, and Experience, 

his wife 
j. Simeon Morton born, June i6 lh . 1743 . Deceased June 9 th 



1 753 



Sarah Morton born, July 22 1746 i)eces d Octob 1 ' 3 1 
Thomas Morton Born Deceml/ 15 th 1748 
Elizabeth Morton Born January 10 th 1752 Dcas d 



1747 



Josiah Morton Born May 



1756 



6 Amasa Morton Born Septem r 9 th 1758 Deceas c 

7 William Morton Born January 27 th 1761 

8 Ruth Morton Born October 19 th 1763 
The Children of Abial Shurtleff, & Luce 
1. Abial Shurtleff, born Janry 20 th 1740/1 



his Wife 

. Deceased July 23 1 



1742. 



2. Abial Shurtleff, born Sep 1 15 . 17.12. 

3. Clark Shurtleff born Jan r >' 7 . 1744/5. 

4. Noah Shurtleff born, June 12 . 1747. 

5. Lucy Shurtleff born May . 21 st . 1750 

6 Levi Shurtleff born May 14 th 1754 

7 Samuel Shurtleff born May 15^ 1750 

The Children of Isaac Tinkconi & Kczia His Wife 

1 Briggs Tinkcom Born June 21 th 1740. 






Plymouth, Mass., Vital Records 89 

2 Elizabeth Tinkcom Born April 26 th 1743. 

3 Isaac Tinkcom Borne Oct 1 22 nd 1745. 

The Children of James Nicholson, & Hannah his Wife 

Elizabeth Nicholson born Feb r y 19 . 1745/6. 

Thomas Nicolson born, Aprill . 10 th 1748. 

[p. 216] The Children of Joseph Churchell, & Meriah his Wife. 

1. Ichabod Churchell Borne, Aug st 9 th 1746. 

2. Joseph Churchell Born July . 14 . 1748. 

3. Lucey Churchell, Born . Aug st 22 . 1750 

The Children of Isaac Thomas, and Mary his Wife 

1 Isaac Thomas Born Feb** 4 th 1749/5 

2. Joshua Thomas Born Feb 1 ? 4 th 1749/5 . Deceas d Feb r y 20 th 1749/5. 
Were Born at one Birth. 

The Child of John Churchell, and Sarah his Wife 

Sarah Churchell born June 11 th 1750 . Deceased Oct. 29 th 1796 

[p. 217] The Children of John Jones, & Sarah his Wife 

1. John Jones born July 9 th 1742. 

2 Thomas Jones born Sep 1 20 . 1744. 

3. Sarah Jones born March 25 . 1747. 

4. James Jones born Decemb 1 " 9 . 17. 19 

The Children of John Atwood Jun 1 & Joanna* his Wife 

1 Rebeckah Atwood born June 22 . 1737. 

2. John Atwood born Aug st 11 . 1739 

3 George Atwood born Sep 1 . 2 . 1741 

4 Elijah Atwood born July 20 . 1743 . Deceas d Sep 1 19 th 1743. 

5 Abigail Atwood born April . iS . 1745. 

6 Micah Atwood born April 14 . 1747. 

7 William Atwood born Feb r y 19 . 1749 
8. Sarah Atwood born April . 6 . 1751. 

9 Mary Atwood . born 

The Children of John Thomas Jun r , & Abigail his Wife 
1. Abigail Thomas Born June 12 . 1748. 

2 A Daughter Born Nov 1 " 5 . 1750 . Deceased Nov r 7 . 1750 

3. Sarah Thomas Born Jan'y 18 th 1752. 

6 Jonathan Thomas Born Jan'y i^ ih 1759 

[p. 218] The Children of Thomas Jackson Jun r & Sarah his Wife 

1. Sarah Jackson Born April 22 . 1752 Deceased Oct r . 3 . 1752 

2. Sarah Jackson Born . Aug 84 6 . 1753 

3. Hannah Jackson Born, July 12 1755 

4. Thomas Jackson Born., July 7 . 1757 

5 Lucy . Jackson Borne July 10 th . 1759 

6 Daniel Jackson Borne Aug st 24 th 1761 

7 William Jackson Born July . 14 th 1763 

8 Priscilla Jackson Born Ap: 13 th 1765 

9 Lydia Jackson Born Jan r > 16 th 1767 Deceas d June 12 th 1767 

10 Lydia Jackson Born Ap: 8 th 176S 

11 Charles Jackson Born Mar: i st . 1770 
*"Dre\v 1735 " has been interlined in a modern hand. 



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12 Rebecca Jackson Born Feb? 19 th 1772 

13 Woodworth Jackson Born Feb^ 20 th 1774 

The Children of Benjamin Rider Jun r & Bettey his Wife 
1 Stephen Rider Born April 16 th . 1750 

2. Bettey Rider Born April 15 . 1752. 

3. Mary Rider Born March 25 . 1754 

4 Priscilla Rider Born Feb 1- * . 7 . 1756 

5 Jesse Rider Born June . 8 th 1758 

The Children of Joseph Treeble, & Sarah his Wife 

1 Joseph Treeble Born Nov 1 " 4 th 1 75 1 1 75 1 

2 Sarah . Treeble Born Oct r 29 th 1754 

3 Lydia Treeble Born Sep 1 27 th 1762 

4 Anna Treeble Born Aug st 10 th 1765 

5 Betsey Treeble Born July 26 th 1770 

(To be continued) 






UNRECORDED BARNSTABLE COUNTY DEEDS 

(Continued from page ij) 

The abstracts presented in this article have been made from 
the original deeds, now owned by Mr. Stanley W. Smith. Part 
of these deeds have never been recorded ; the others have not 
been re-recorded since the I^arnstable County Registry of Deeds, 
with nearly all the records it contained, was destroyed by fire in 
1827. 



[Thomas Crowell to Daniel Baker] 

" Thomas Crowell son of Thom s Crowell deceased of Yar- 
mouth .... planter" for nine pounds sold to " Daniell Bacor 
S e of the Towne & Countey aforsd Cooper .... All that his 
pcill of Salt medovv & Sedg Ground Containing Eight Acres bee 
the Same more or lesse which is Scittuate lying & being in Yar- 
mouth aforsd att the South Sea and is bounded southerly by the 
beach westerly by the Swan pond River notherly extending to 
a knowne marked tree bounding betwixt this pcill of medow & 
y e medow of John Chase & easterly by the uplands of the towns 
Comons together with all the protfitts Comodities privilidges 
and Apurtinances therunto belonging or Any waies Apertaining " 

The deed was dated 23 July, 1701, and was signed by a mark. 
The witnesses were " Jo n Goreham " and " Samul Jtacor J u ", the 



Unrecorded Barnstable County Deeds 91 

latter signing by a mark. The deed was acknowledged 23 July, 
1 701, before "jo n Goreham " justice of the Peace. It was 
recorded 8 February, 1702, by William Bassett, Register, in Barn- 
stable County Records of Deeds, Book 4, folio 1 3, and has not 
been re-recorded. 

[Paine — Kenwrick — Higgins] 

" Nathanael Paine of Sandisfield in the County of Berkshire 
Yeoman & Phebe his Wife Samuel Kenwrick of Harwich in the 
County of Barnstable Physician and Esther his Wife " for £2, 
8s., sold to "Benjamin Higgins of Eastham .... Yeoman 
.... a Parcel of Woodland lying in Harwich .... in Sip- 
son's Purchase and was the seisin of our honoured Father Israel 
Mayo late of Eastham deceased and is one fourth Part of the 
sixteenth Lot in the second Division in sd. Sipson's Purchase 
Bounded as by Record thereof may appear" 

This deed was dated 30 October, 1 77 1, and was signed by 
Nathaniel Paine, Phebe Paine, Samuel Kenwrick and Esther 
Kenwrick. The witnesses were Thomas Rogers and Thomas 
Paine. The deed was acknowledged 30 October, 1771, by the 
four grantors, but was not recorded. 

[Fuller — Rich — Higgins] 

" Nathan Fuller of Horton in the County of Kings County 
in the Province of Nova-Scotia Yeoman and Mercy his Wife " 
for £6, 4s., 6d., "present Currancy of the Province aforesaid" 
sold to " David Rich for and in Behalf of Benjamin Higgings of 
Eastham in the County of Barnstable .... Massachusetts 
Bay .... all our Right .... Either in Law or Equity of, in 
and to a Certain pice or Tract of Land lying in the Township of 
Eastham aforesaid, Adjoining to the Lands of Said Benjamin 
Higgings being the full half part of a Tract of Land purchased 
by the Said Mercy Fuller and her Sister Hannah, from their 
father Thomas Mahew late of Barnstable aforesaid Deceased, as 
by the Original Deed of Said purchase, particular Reference 
thereunto being had may more fully appear Containing about Six 
Acres be the Same more or less." 

The deed was dated 16 December, 1773, and was signed by 
Nathan Fuller and "marcy Fuller". It was acknowledged 16 
December, 1773, at Morton, Nova Scotia, by both grantors, 
before Nathan Dewolf, Justice of the Peace. The witnesses 
were Nathan Dewolf and Samuel Witter. The deed was recorded 
8 March, 1774, in Barnstable County Deeds, Book 33, folio 183, 



92 Unrecorded Barnstable County Deeds 

by Solomon Otis, Register, and has not been re-recorded, since 
the fire. 

[John Sparrow to Jonathan Sparrow] 

" John Sparrow of Eastham .... yeoman for a vallewable 
consideration by me all Ready Received of Jonathan Sparrow of 
Eastham .... yeoman" sold him "all that my Right and title 
Intrest and demands which I have In the Second lot of land In 
our our division of that tract of land In Eastham called the lower 
field which was our honoured father Jonathan Sparrow deceast 5 
land bounded as may be found by the Record thereof " 

The deed was dated 20 January, 1774^ The witnesses were 
Asa Mayo and Reuben Myrick. The deed was not acknowledged. 



[Asa Mayo to Benjamin Higgins] 

" Asa mayo of Eastham .... yeoman " for ^98 sold to 
"Benjamin Higgins of Eastham .... all the Real Estate of 
ra'r Thomas mayo of Eastham deceasted containing plaine land 
wood land meadow and cedar Swamp all oi which I bought of 
Benjamine Higgins at a publick vandue " 

The deed was dated 5 August, 1774. The witnesses were 
Zaccheus Higgins and Eliphalet Nickerson. It was acknowl- 
edged 22 August, 1774, before Jonathan Doane, Justice of the 
Peace. The deed was not recorded. 

[Joshua Doane to Solomon Sparrow] 

" Joshua Doane of Eastham .... yeoman " for ten shillings 
sold to "Solomon Sparrow of Eastham .... all that my per- 
sel of meadow and sedge ground lying In the South part of the 
town of Eastham at a place Called the beach channel which I 
hold in pertner Ship with Jonathan Sparrow John Sparrow and 
the heirs of Samuel higgins late of Eastham deceased which my 
part is one Seventh part which may appear by Record thereof M 

The deed was dated 7 February, 1777. The witnesses were 
Thomas Paine and Thomas Twining. The deed was acknowl- 
edged the same day before Thomas Paine, Justice of the Peace. 
It was not recorded. 

[Silvanus Higgins to Solomon Sparrow] 

" Selvenus higgins of Eastham .... yeornan " for £6, 1 3s M 

4d., sold to " Solomon Sparrow of Eastham .... yeoman .... 
all that my persel of land lying in the southerly part of the town 



: 






Unrecorded Barnstable County Deeds 93 



of Eastham on the south westerly part of the pond caled the 
fresh pond which was the land of Joshua Treet late of Eastham 
deceased about five acres more or less bounded as may appear 
by Record of the same only excepting a small parsel of Said Lot 
of land heretofore allowed for a Way" 

The deed was dated 7 February, 1777, and signed " Silvanus 
Higgens". The witnesses were Thomas Paine and Thomas 
Twining. It was acknowledged the same day before Thomas 
Paine, Justice of the Peace. The deed was not recorded. 

[Sparrow — Smith — Hamilton] 

" whare as We Solomon Sparrow Joseph Smith Hannah 
Hamilton Keziah Sparrow and Azuba Smith all of Eastham 
... . Do hold as Joynt tennants in Common Certain peaces of 
Land and meadow Lying in Eastham afore said and to the intent 
that Each of us our heirs &c may hold and Enjoy to Each of us 
our Respective parts or shears seperate from Each other . . .' . 
we the said Solomon Sparrow Joseph Smith Hannah Hamilton 
Keziah Sparrow and azuba Smith have agreed and Divided the 
same to us our thurd parts or shears as follows : viz : : the said 
Solomon Sparrow and Keziah Sparrows thurd part is the south- 
erly part of the Land by Pieman Linnels so far Northerly as the 
midel fence stands bounded as the fence now stands . also one 
peace of the homestid Land begining at a stone in the Range of 
the Land Called the town pasture Riming Easterly in said Rang 
forty nine pole to a stone in said Range thence Northerly to a 
stone in Joseph Cole jur his Range thence westerly in said Range 
about forty nine pole— to a stone thence southerly to the fust 
bound allowing a way for Joseph Smith and azuba Smith .... 
by Gates or bars to pass to their Land below and allowing 
Joseph and Azuba Smith and Hannah Hamilton .... to Dig 
mud in two thurds of the mud swamp and to Carry off the 
same : also one thurd part of a peace of wood Land near Daniel 
Crosbys begining at a tree marked in David Burgeses Range 
Riming southerly in said Burgeses Range thirty six pole to a 
tree marked . thence Easterly to a tree marked in Joseph Cole jur 
his Range thence Northerly to a tree marked in said Coles Range 
thence westerly to the first bound also one thurd part of a peace 
of wood Land that buts to freemans way being the southerly 
thurd part : also a peace of wood Land above Doctor Kenwricks 
being the the southerly thurd part also one thurd part of a peace 
of wood Land above Downy Coohoones being the southerly thurd 
part also one thurd part of a peace of meadow and Land at Rock 















- 



94 Unrecorded Barnstable County Deeds 

harbor being the middle . thurd part of said meadow and Land 
also one halfe of the meadow on the Clam flat also the Barn 
standing on the Land that is set to the widow Hannah Hamilton 
in this Division these to them and to their heirs for Ever and 
the said Solomon Sparrow and Keziah Sparrow in now in pos- 
session of said Land and meadow in Consideration of all which 
they take up satisfied lor their thurd part of said Land and 
meadow Devided and Do by these presents .... Quit clarne . 
or demand to all the other parseles of Land and meadow heare 
after set to Joseph Smith Azuba Smith and Hannah Hamilton 
in this Division : The . widow Hannah Hamiltons thurd part of 
Land and meadow Divided is as follows : viz : the Northerly 
halfe of the Land near Heman Lionels so far southerly as the 
middle . fence . now stands bounded as the fence now stands 
also a peace of homestid Land begining at Solomon Sparrow 
and Keziah Sparrows south westerly bound in the Range of the 
town pasture Riming westerly in said Range twenty Eight pole 
to the way that Leads to 13arly Neck thence Northerly by said 
way to Joseph Cole jur his south westerly bound thence Easterly 
as said Coles Range Runs to Solomon and Keziah parrows* 
North west bound thence southerly in said Sparrows Range to 
the first bound with the Dwelling house standin on or near said 
Land Resarving a way by gates or Bars for Joseph and Azuba 
Smith and Solomon and Keziah Sparrow and their heirs and 
assigns to pass from their Land to the Common Rode : also one 
thurd of a peace of wood Land near Daniel Crosbys begining at 
Solomon and Keziah Sparrows North west bound Riming North- 
erly in Isaiah Crosbys Range to a stone that is said Crosbys 
bound thence Easterly to a bound in Joseph Cole jur his Range 
thence southerly in in said Cols Range to Solomon and Keziah 
Sparrows Northerly bound : thence westerly to the first bound 
also one thurd of a peace of wood Land above Doctor Ken- 
wrickses being the Northerly thurd part : also one thurd part 
of a peace of wood Land buting to freemans way being the 
Northerly thurd part : also one peace of wood Land above Downy 
Coohoons being the Northerly thurd part : also one thurd part 
of a peace of meadow and Land at Rock harbor being the west- 
erly thurd part of said meadow and Land : also one halfe of the 
meadow on the Clam flat also the Land on strong Island : these 
to har and to har heirs and assigns for Ever and the said Han- 
nah Hamilton is now in the possession of all said Land and 
meadow in Consideration of all which Land and meadow set to 

* Sic. 






Unrecorded Barnstable County Deeds 95 

the said Hannah Hamilton she Doth take up sattisfied for har 
thurd part . of the parsels of Land and meadow Devided and 
Doth by these presents .... Quit Clame or Demand to all 
and Every the other parsels of Land and meadow before . and 
after set to Solomon and Keziah Sparrow and to Joseph and 
Azuba Smith in this Division : the said Joseph Smith and Azuba 
Smiths thurd part or shear of the Land and meadow Devided 
is as follows : viz : the Land by Callys Pond bounded as the 
fence now stands : also a peace of the homestid Land begining 
at Solomon and Keziah Sparrows south Easterly bound Riming 
Easterly in the Range of the town pasture to the shore thence 
Northerly by the shore to Joseph Cole jur his bound thence 
westerly in said Coles Range to the Sparrows north East bound 
thence southerly in Sparrows Range to the. first bound also a 
peace of wood Land by David Burgeses begining at Solomon 
and Keziah Sparrows southerly Bound Runing southerly in said 
Burgeses Range to William Crosbys Bound thence Easterly in 
said Crosbys Range to a bound in Joseph Cole jur his Range 
thence Northerly in said Coles Range to Solomon and Keziah 
Sparrows Easterly bound thence westerly in said Sparrows Range 
to the first bound : also one thurd part of a peace of wood Land 
buting to freemans way being the middel thurd part : also one 
thurd part of a peace of wood Land above Doctor Kenwricksis 
being the middel thurd part also a peace of wood Land above 
Downy Coohoons being the middel thurd part also one thurd 
part of a peace of meadow and Land at Rock harbor being the 
Easterly thurd part of said meadow and Land : also one halfe of 
a Lot of meadow Lying on Joseph Coles Hat near Pochit Island 
in partenarship with Joseph Cole jur also part of a high meadow 
Lot at the beach in partenarship with Joseph Cole jur also two 
Rights in the undevided in the Clam flat propriate the above 
said Land and meadow set to the said Joseph Smith and Azuba 
Smith .... and the said Joseph Smith and Azuba Smith is 
now in the possession of all the above said parsels of Land and 
meadow in Consideration of all which Land and meadow set to 
the said Joseph and Azuba Smith they Do take up satisfied for 
their thurd part of the parscels of Land and meadow Divided 
and Do by these presents .... Quit Clame and Demand to 
all and Every the other parsels of Land and meadow before set 
to Solomon Sparrow and Keziah Sparrow and Hannah Hamilton 
in this Devision : " 

The deed was dated 5 April, 1783, and was signed by Solomon 
Sparrow, Keziah Sparrow (by a mark), Hannah Hamilton (by 
a mark), Joseph Smith and "Azubah Smith". It was acknowl- 



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Unrecorded Barnstable County Deeds 



edged 16 April, 1783, by all the grantors, before John Davis, 
Justice of the Peace. The witnesses were John Davis and Mercy 
Davis. The deed was recorded 7 November, 1787, in Barn- 
stable County Deeds, Book 41, folio Si, by Ebenezer Bacon, 
Register, and has not been re-recorded. 



[Joseph Hurd to Solomon Sparrow] 

"Joseph Hurd of Eastham .... yeoman" for ^8, sold to 
"Solomon Sparrow of Eastham .... Cordwinder .... a 
piece of Cleare land lying in Eastham lying East Southerly from 
mr Eliacorn higginsis dwelling house in a neck of land Called 
Sampsons neck about five acors being in a feald with mr Jona- 
than Sparrow and mr John Sparrow and is the middle share in 
the feild" 

The deed was dated 7 June, 1787. The witnesses were 
Joshua Gould and Marah Gould, the latter signing by a mark. 
It was acknowledged 1 March, 1791, before Isaac Sparrow, Jus- 
tice of the Peace. The deed was not recorded. 



[Hannah Hamilton to Solomon Sparrow] 

"the widow Hannah Hamelton of Eastham " for £$i, law- 
ful silver money, sold to " Solomon Sparrow of Eastham .... 
Cordwinder .... about Eight acors of Clear land be it more or 
less lying a little to the northward of Heman Linnels now 
Dwelling house and bounded on the southerly End by Solomon 
Sparrows other land on the westerly side by 1 lemon Linriel and 
the Cove and on the northerly End by James Rogers and on the 
Easterly side by the Laine that leads downe to barlineck and 
also half a lot of medow in partnership with Solomon Sparrow 
lying at a place Called the Clam flat towards the westerly End 
of the flat and also about five acors of Cleare land lying in 
Sampson's neack so called at the Easterly End of the neck and 
bounded southerly by Eliacorn higgius westerly by John Spar- 
row and notherly and Easterly by the Cove " 

The deed was dated 3 October, 1787, and was signed by a 
mark. It was acknowledged the same day before Solomon 
Ereeman, Justice of the Peace. The witnesses were William 
Myrick, Jr., and Solomon Ereeman. The deed was not recorded. 



[John Higgins to Lot Higgins] 

" John Higgins of Eastham .... yeoman and Sole admin- 
istratrer of the Estate of asa mayo Late of Eastham Deceas d ." 



Bridgetuater, Mass., Vital Records 97 

for fifteen shillings sold to " Lot Higgins of Eastham .... 

yeoman" " by virtue of the Power and authority Given tome 
by the Justices of the Inferiour Court of Common Pleas ...... 

all that pece of Land where the said Lot Higgins House now 
stands and is Butted and Bounded as the fence now stands it 
Being aboute one aker and halfe .... it Being part of the 

Estate that the said asa mayo did Dy sizese of " 

The deed was dated 18 November, 1790. The witnesses 
were Joshua Gould and Joshua Hopkins. The deed was not 
acknowledged. 

[John Higgins to Joshua Mayo and Lot Higgins] 

"John Higgins of Eastham .... yeoman and Sole admin- 
istrator of the Estate of Isaac mayo Late of -Said Eastham 
Deceas d " for £6 sold to " Joshua mayo and Lot Higgins bouth 
of Eastham .... yeomen" "by virtue of the Power and 
authority given to me by the Justices of the Inferiour Court of 
Common Pleas .... at Barnstable .... on the first tusday 
of April " 1 79 1 " all the Reael Estate that is to say all the Clear 
Land and meddow and Barn that Isaac mayo did Dy sizes of all 
the Cleare Land and meddow I do sell to the said Joshua mayo 
.... and the said Barn I do seall to the said Lot Higgins " 

The deed was dated 26 January, 1792. The witnesses were 
Joshua Hopkins and Uriah Higgins. The deed was not acknowl- 
edged. 

( To be co n tin tied) 



BRIDGEWATER, MASS,, VITAL RECORDS 

{Continued from page 45) 

[p. 224] Christopher Askins & Susanna Robinson were Married Octo r 

15 th AD 1729 
John Whitman & Elisabeth Cary were Married Novem r 10 th An° Do 

1729 
Caleb Brand and Dammaris James were Married Novem r 13 th 1729 
Samuel Pratt and Bithia Byram were married Decern 1 30 th Anno Dom 

1729 
Benjamin Allen and Mehetabel Cary were married Janu r 7 th Ann° 

Dom 1729/30 
Zachariah Whitmarsh & Hannah Washburn were Married Janu r 28 th 

1729/30 , 



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William Davenport & Sarah Richards were married April 16 th Anno 

Do 1730 

p r me John Angier 
Timothy Hay ward & the Widow mary Read were maryed Nov r 12 111 

1730 
Arthur Harris & Mehetable Rickard were Married Nov 1 " the 12 th 1730 
John Johnson & Peggie Holman were Married October the 21 st 173 1 
Shubael Waldo & Abigal Allen were Married Octo 14 : 173!""] 
David Snow & Joanna Hayward were Married Married March n 

1 7 01 

Zachariah Snell & Abigail Haward were married March 11 th 1 730/1 
Thomas Ames & Kezia Haward were married June y e 20 th Anno 

Dora 1731 
Samuel Soper & Esther Littlfield were Married June 23 173 1 
Israel Alger & Rachel Wade were Married June y e 24 th 1731 
John Snow & Hanah Hayward were Married July 15 th ' £731 
Wright Bartlett & Bithia Packard were Married July 29 1731 
David Kingman and Mary Hayward were Married March i st 1731/2 
Jonathan Kingman & Mary Keith were Married [5 th March 173 1/2 

p r me Daniel Perkins 
William Gillimor & mary Willis were married Nov Ll y. e 24 1731 
Jonathan Allden of Marshricld & Mehetable Allen of Bridgwater were 

married Nov br y e 25 th Anp Dora 1731 
Benjamin Mahurin & Lidia pratt were Married Decem Lr : y e 23 : 1731 
Solomon Washburn & Martha Orcut w r ere married Jan r >' y e 13 : 

1731/32 
Benjamin Johnson & Ruth Holman Were married Febru'y y e 8 lh : 

1731/2 
M r Shepard Fisk & M rs Allice Alger were married February y e 24 th ; 

Joseph Cary & Anne Brett were married June y e 15 th 1732 

by m r John Shaw 
John Randall & Experience Willis were married May y e 4 th : 1732 
William Brett & Bethia Kinsley were married may y e 15 th 1732 
Benjamin Curtice of Pern brook & Experience Hayward of Bridg- 
water were married May y e 25 th : An Dora 1732 
Isaac Willis and Hannah Pratt were married August y e 14 th ': 1732 

by m r Dan 11 Perkins 
M r Ephraim Keith & in rs Sarah Washburn w r ere Married Sep 1 21 1732 
Joseph Gannett & Hannah Brett were Married Octob r 2 d 1732 

By M r Daniel Perkins 
all y e above named Persons have Been sentt to y e Register all y e above 
[p. 225] Ezra Dean of Tanton & Bethia Edson of Bridgwater were 
Joyned together in Marriage July the 12''' 1733 by Isaac Johnson 
Justice of Peace 
Daniel Snell and Joana Harlow were Maried Sep 1 : 1 : 1732 
Seth Leach and Jane Harvey were maried octo br : 9 : 1732 






*The last figure is blotted. Either "o" or " 1 " was intended. 



Bridgewater, Mass., Vital Records 99 

James Allen and Mary Packard were marled novem br y e 23 1732 
Timothy Leach and Sarah Leach were maried Decem br 5 1732 
v Sam 11 Ilayward and Hannah Hill were maried Decem br 13 1732 
Peter Hayward and abigail Williams were maried Dec" lbr 14 1732 
Samuel Dunber and Malatiah Ilayward were maried Dec 1 " 1 " 14 1732 
Daniel Herington and Mary Leonard were Maried Jan r 10 173^ 
Joseph Thompson and Elisabeth Bolton were Maried Febru 1- ? 7 173$ 
Nathan Basett and Hannah Wasburn were Mar d March 15 1733 
Robertt Richmond and Martha Wasburn were Maried May y e 17 1733 
Elkanah Rickard and Bethia Conantt were mar cI oct br y e 15 1733 

P r Me John Shaw 
Joseph Newel and Hannah Peirce were maried Decern 131 J3 lli : 1732 
Arthur Lathum and Allicc Alien were Maried February y i lst : 1732/3 
Sam 11 Allen and Susanah Perkins were mar d april 24 th A Dom 1733 
Ebenezer Shaw and Mary Read were marie d June 14 1733 
John Allen and Lydia Kingman were mar d July y e 5 th 1733 
John Gary and Susanah Allen were Maryed Agust y e 5 th 1733 
Jonathan Pitcher of norwich and Mehetable pctingale of Bridgwater 

were mar d October i8 lh 1733 
David Hill and Mary Buck were married Decem br y c 11 th 1733 
Nathan 11 Pratt and Sarah Allen were Maried January 15 th 1733/4 

John Leonard and Naomi Curtice were maried Nov: 23 d 1732 
Daniel Littlefeild & Rebecca Williams w r marrid Decemb, 5 th 1732 
Henry Haward & Mary Haward were maried : June 26 th 1733 
Daniel Feild and Susanna Thayer w r Maried July 3 d 1733 
Nathaniel Harvey and Margeret Willis maried July 4" 1 1733 
Zachary Shaw and Sarah Packard were Maried August 30 th 1733 
John Cochran and Margaret Gilmore were Maried Nov: r st 1733 
Edward Man-ton' and Mehitable Feild w r maried Nov: [3 th 1733 
Zebulon Feild and Anna Williams w 1 maried Nov 14 th 1733 
James Pratt and Martha Willis were Maried Nov. 22 d 1733 
Solomon Perkins and Lydia Sprague were Maried Decemb: 31 st 1733 
Joshua Willis and Hannah Woodward w r Maried Feb: 19 1733/4 

P me 1 >aniei Perkins 
[p. 226] John Holman & arm Harris were married June y e 20 1734 
Joseph Newell & Rachel Silvester were maried July y e n 1 7 3 4 
John Cary and Sarah Drake were married October y e 8 th 1 7 3 . j 
Mathew alien and Sarrah Harden were married Decern 1 "" 18 j 7 3 .4 

f r Me John Angier 
Sam 11 Keith and.Hanah ames were married February y c 20 th 173:4 * 
Seth Ames and Elisabeth prince were mar d march 29 173. | 
Ebenezer Eadey of norton and martha leanard were mar' 1 October the 

[t] lh 1734 
Nathanael ames and mary Lindsay were mard Decern'" <y h 1734 
Ebenezer Leach and Joana washburn were mat d Decern 1 " 26 1734 

* Evidently an error for " 1733:4 " 

f This single figure is blotted and illegible. 



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Ephraim Leach & ruth Bolton were maried decemb* 26 1734 
John Keith and Abigail willis were maried January 8 1734 

V r John Shaw 

x 733/4 
March 18 Charles Biswick & Hannah Field were married 
April 18 Constant Southworth & Martha Keith were joined together 

in Marriage 
Novem 7 th Jacob Keith & Abigail Leach were joined in marriage 
Decern 1 " 12 Israel Silvester & Abigail Snell were joined in Marriage 

By m r Daniel Perkins 

April 3 d Samuel Lathrop and Elisabeth Keith were joined in marriage 
April 14 Nathan White & Hannah Redding were joined in Marriage 
October 24 Thomas Kenedy & Jane Gilmore were maried 
Novem r 13 Seth Haward & Mary Ames were married 
Novem 20 th Israel Packard & Susanna Field were married 

By M r Daniel Perkins 
Timothy Perkins and Susanna Washburn were Joyned together in 

marriage March y c 18 th An Dom 1735/6 by Isaac Johnson 

Justice of peace 
Samuel Hayward & Susanna Edson were Joyned in marriage June y e 

17 th Ano Dom 1736 by Isaac Johnson Justice of peace 
Thomas KM & mary Bunton were married July y e 2 2 d 1735 
Mathew alien Junr & Sarah Brett were maried November y e 11 th 1735 
Seth alien & Rebekah Rickard of Plimton were married Nov br y e 19 th 

1735 
Gideon Ramsdel of Hannover & Sarah Ferrington of Bridgwater 



were married June y e 24 th 1736 



Andrew Bearse of Iiallifax & margret Dawes of Bridgwater were mar- 
ried July y e 15 th 1736 by m r John angier 

[p. 227] James Allen & Bethia Kingman were married January y e 
i st 1736 

David Packard & Mehetable Richards were married June y e 30 th 

Joseph ames & Susanna Littlefield were married July y c 6 th 1736 

by m r Daniel Perkins 

Samuel Kingman & Phebe Washburn were Joyned in marriage Feb- 



ruary y c 3 U 1 



73 6 /7 



James Hooper & mary Johnson were married February y e io ! 



1736/7 



by Isaac Johnson Justice of Peace 



An° 



An 



James Lennard & Jemima Hefford were marrid February y e 17" 

Dom 1736/7 by Isaac Johnson Justice of Peace 
Thomas Davis & Hannah Washburn were married June y e 2 d 

Dom 1737 by Isaac Johnson Justice of Peace 
Stephen Cobb of wallpool & abigail Hindes of Bridgwater were 

married November y e 13 th An" Dom 1735 
Joseph Leach & anna Harris were married January y e 14 th 1735/6 
Solomon Leach & Tabitha Washburn were married april y e 14 th 1736 
Ephraim Jackson & Lydia leach were married april y e 29 th 1736 



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Samuel Ripley & Abigail Bolton were married may y e 11 th 1736 
Nathan 11 Carver & Abigail Allen were married July y e 28 th 1736 
Mosses Snell & mary Bessey were married July y e 28 th 1736 
Samuel Hacket of Rain hum & Joanna Washburn of Bridgwater were 

married Sep 1 ye 23 d An Dom 1736 
Jacob Hayward & martha alien were married Decem br y e 29 th 1736 
Samuel West & Lydia Washburn were married march y e 10 th 1736/7 
David Boyce of Norton & mary ames of Bridgwater were married 

June y e 10 th An Dom 1737 all the above named persons were 

married by M r John Shaw 
Timothy Keith & Bethia Ames were married June y e 2 nd 1737 
Josiah Dean & Jane Washburn were married august y e 18 th 1737 
abiah Keith & mary Snell were married august y e 22 d 1737 
Isaac Fuller & Sarah Packard were married November y e 9 th 1737 
These four last mentioned were married by m r Dan 1 Perkins 
Christopher Ripley & Sarah I [award were married November y e 2 d : 

1737 by Isaac Johnson Justice of Peace 
Benjamin Vickery & mary alien Were married February y c 3 d 1736/7 
Ezra Cary & mary Holman were married February y e 8 th 1736/7 
micha alien & Hannah Edson were married February y e 23 d 1736/7 
Jonathan Perkins & Bethiah Hayward were married January y e 17 th 

.1737/8 
David Pratt & ann Leonard were married January y e 31 st 1737/8 
Sam 11 Robbin & bathsheba Wompee were married February y e 2 nd 

I 737/^ 

by in 1 " John Angier 

[p. 250] John Fobes and Abigail* Robbinson were joined together 
in Marriage Nov 14 Annoq e Dom 1704 By Elihu Brett justice 
of the peace 

Samuel Cary and Mary Pool were joined together in marriage April 25 
Annoq e Dom 1704 By Elihu Brett justice of y e peace 

Samuel Staples and Elisabeth Prat were joined together in Marriage 
December 25 Ann° 1) 1704 By Elihu Brett justice of the peace 

James Hogg and Ruth Hill were joined Together in Marriage Jan- 
uary 23 Ann Dom 1704 By Elihu Brett justice of the peace 

Joseph Edson and Lydia Cary were joined together in Marriage June 
ye 7th Anno Do 1704 

Josiah Edson and Sarah Packard were joined together in Marriage 
July 27 th Anno Dom 1704 

Ephraim Marable and Susanna Barnham were joined together in mar- 
riage Feb y e 8 th Ann Do t 704/5 

By Elihu Brett justice of y e peace 

Samuel Packard and Elisabeth Edson were joined together in mar- 
riage May y e 24 Ano. 1705 By Elihu Brett justice of the peace 

Samuel Read and Mary Davis were joined together in marriage Oc- 
tober y e i st Anoq e Do 1705 

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Benjamin Snow and Sarah Gary were joined Together in marriage 

October y e 25 Anoq Do 1705 
By Elihu Brett justice of y e peace 
Richard Field and Susanna Waldo were joined together in Marriage 

Jan 1 17 th An Do 1705/6 By Elihu Brett justice of y e peace 
Samuel Willis and Margrett Brett were joined together in Marriage 

March 19 : Ann 1 ' Doin 1705 6 By Elihu Brett justice . justice of 

y e peace 
John Heiford and Lydia Peirce were joined together in Marriage 

July y e third Anoq Dom 1706 By Elihu Brett justice of y e peace 
Thomas Ames & Mary Hayward were joyned together in Marriage 

February y e 27 th Anno Dora 1706 
[p. 251] Daniel Field &: Sarah Ames were joined together in Marriage 

March the 6 Anno Doin 1706 
Thomas Haward & Bithia Brett were joined Together in Marriage 

June y e 5 l Anno Do 1706 
Andrew Ford & Mercy Whitmarsh were joined togethefr] in Mar- 
riage November y e 27 Anno Dom 1706 
Nehemiah Allen & Sarah Wormal were joined together in Marriage 

Jan 11 eight Anno Dom 1706/7 
Elihu Brett & Susanna Hayward were joined together in Marriage 

December the i[*] Annoq Doin 1706 
By Elihu Brett justice of the peace 
Joseph Truant and Mercy Pierce were joined together in Marriage 

May y e 15 th Annoq Dom 1707 By Elihu Brett justice &c. 
John Flayward & Sarah Willis were joined toget[her] in Marriage 

Decem r 24 th Ann° Dom 1706 By James Warren Justice of y c 

peace 
Enoch Leonard & Elisabeth Hooper were joined together in Mar- 
riage Febr: 12 th Ann" Dom 1706 By Elihu Brett Justice of the 

peace 
Isaac Runels & Dorothy Seeker of Middleboroug[h] were joined 

together in Marriage Nov 1 ' 24 A : D 1707 1707 By Elihu Brett 

Justice of the peace 
William Cleaves of Sandwich & Eleanor Racket of Middleborough 

were joined together in Marriage the first day of Decern 1 An 

Do 1707 By Elihu Brett Justice of the peace 
Josiah Allen & Mary Read were joined together] in Marriage De- 
cember y e 25 Anno Dom 1707 By Elihu Brett Justice of peace 
Nathanael Woodward & Elisabeth Willis were joined together in 

Marriage April 16 An° Do 1708 By Elihu Brett justice of the 

peace 
Nicholas Byram and Anne Shell were joined together in Marriage 

August the third Anno Dom 1708 By Elihu Brett justice of the 

peace 
[p. 252] Joshua Willis and Experience Barbor were joined Together 

in Marriage Febr 4 th Anno Dom 1706/7 

*" 7" appears to have been written over "6" to change the clay to " 17." 






Bridgeivater, Mass., Vital Records 103 

David Hearsay and Esther Read were joined Together in Marriage 
August 6 l Annoq Dom 1707 

Thomas Washburn and Sarah Lennard were joined together in 
mariage July 28 Anno Dom 1708 

John Hutchinson & Hephzibah Washburn were joined Together in 
Marriage October 29 Anno Dom 1708 

Israel Washburn and Waitstil Sumner were joined Together in Mar- 
riage Novem r 3^ Annoq Dom 1708 

Elisha Hayward and Experience Harvey were joined Together in 
Marriage Janu r 20 Annoq Dom 1708/9 

Ephraim Gary & Hannah Waldo were joined together in Marriage 
Feb 3 d Annoq Dom 1708/9 

All the above named persons wer joined in Marriage by M r James 
Keith Minister of Bridgwater 

Samuel Bennet and Ruth Perry both of the Town of Micldlebourough 
in the County of Plymouth were joined together in Marriage in 
Bridgwater January the sixth Annoq Dom 1708/9 By Elihu Brett 
Justice of peace 

John Bolton ju & Ruth Hooper were joined together m Marriage 
January the 25 th Anno Dom 1709/10 

Edward Heford and Ruth Bryant were joyned together in Marriage 
the 27 th day of January Anno Dom 1709/10 

John Cole of Plimton and Patience Barbor were joyned together in 
Marriage the 27 th of January Anno Dom 1709/10 

These three last couple were joyned in Marriage by Elihu Brett Justic 
of peace 

Nathanael Hill and Hannah Conant were joined in Marriage May 30 th 
Annoq Dom 17 10 By Elihu Brett Justice of peace 

William Teryl and Deborah Hearsay were joined together in Marrige 
April 27 th Anno Dom 1709 

John Haines & Hannah Shaw were joined together in Marriage 
august 11 th Anno Dom 1709 

[p. 253] Nathan Perkins and Martha Lennard were joined Together 
in Marriage Novem r 9 th Anno Dom 1709 

Francis Wood and Sarah Hooper were joined Together in Marriage 
Janu r 5 th Anno Dom 1709/10 

Samuel Harris and Abigail Harding were joined together in Marriage 
Janua r 10 th Anno Dom 1709/10 

Noah Washburn and Elisabeth Shaw were joined Together in Mar- 
riage January 25 * Anno Dom 1709/10 

James Haward and Elisabeth Wallis were joined Together in Mar- 
riage Janu r 26 Anno Dom 1709/10 

Timothy Keith and Hannah Fobes were joined together in marriage 
February y e first Anno Dom 1709/10 

John Washburn and Margret Packard were joined together in Mar- 
riage February 16 th Anno Dora 1709/10 

All these nine last couple were joined in Marriage by M r James Keith 
Minister in Bridgwater 

*"?6" was altered to "2q." 



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John Tobey & Mary Jennings were joyned together in Marriage 
August 30 th Anno Dom 17 10 By Elihu Brett Justice of the peace 

Samuel Lathrop and Abiel Lassel were joined together in Marriage 
Novem 14 th Anno Dom 17 10 By Elihu Brett Justice of peace 

John Benson and Elisabeth Washburn were joined Together in Mar- 
riage Decern* 4 th Anno Dom 17 10 By Elihu Brett Justice of 
peace 

Samuel Perry of Sandwitch and Sarah Lennard of Bridgwater were 
joined together in Marriage December y e 14 th Anno Dom 17 10 
By Elihu Brett Justice of peace- 
Edward Haward and Mary Byrarn were joined Together in Marriage 
Eebruary 7 th Anno Dom 1710/ir 

John Keith and Hannah Washburn were joined Together in Marriage 
April 18 th Anno Dom 17 11 

By M r James Keith minister 

[p. 254] Thomas Washburn sen 1 ' and Abigail Hefford were joined 
together in Marriage July the 24 th Anno Dom 17 n 

Joshua Eobes and Abigail Dunbar were joined togeth[er] in Marriage 
Decern' 4 th Anno Dom 17 11 

Nathanael Whitaker of Rehoboth and Abigail Read of Bridgwater 
were joined together in Marriage Decern 1 " 20 : 17 11 

Hezekiah Ford and Ruth Whitmarsh were joined together in Mar- 
riage March 19 th Anno Dom 1712/13 

Thomas Latham and Deborah Hardin were joined together in Mar- 
rige March 19 th Anno Dom 171 1/12 

Hezekiah King and Sarah Read were joined together in Marriage 
May 14 th Anno Dom 17 12 

Jonathan Randal & Bithiah Haward were joined together in Marriage 
August the i2 tU Anno Dom 17 12 

Andrew Lovel and Lydia Conant were joined together in Marriage 
September 10 th Anno Dom 17 12 

Seth Brett and Sarah Allden were joined together in Marriage Octo- 
ber 13 th Anno Dom ,17 12 

Richard Whitmarsh and Lydia Ford were joined together in Marriage 
October r5 Ul Anno Dom 17 12 

Joseph Lennard and Hannah Jennings were joined together in Mar- 
rige Novem r 19 Anno Dom 1712 

Joseph Snell and Hannah Williams were joined together in Marrige 
Decem r 3 d Anno Dom 1 7 1 2 

Joseph Prat and Lydia Lennard were joined together in Marriage 
Decem r 9 th Anno Dom 1712 

David Packard and Hannah Ames were joined together in Marriage 
Decern 1 " 17 th Anno Dom 17 12 

Thomas Buck and Elisabeth Haward were joined together in Mar- 
riage Decern 1 " 18 th Anno Dom 1712 

all the above named persons were joined together in Marriage By 
M r James Keith minister of the Gospel 

Jonathan Willis & Abigail Stoughton were joined Together in Mar- 
riage January 14 Anno Dom 171 2/1 3 



Hopkins Notes 105 

John Pearce of Pembroke and Susanna Newland of Bridgwater were 
joined together in Marriage January 26 Ann Dom 17 10/11 

Nehemiah Washburn & Jane Haward were joined together in Mar- 
riage March 26 Anno Dom 17 13 

David Thurston of Rehoboth & Mercy Gary of Bridgwater were 
joined together in Marriage April 28 Ano Do 17 13 

( To be continued) 






HOPKINS NOTES 

{Continued from page jq) 

The abstract here presented was made from an original 
deed now owned by Mr. William C. Smith, of Chatham, Mass. 
This deed is reproduced in the illustration facing page 65 of 
this issue. 

The land conveyed by this deed was undoubtedly the " Lot 
Sold to Joseph Wood" for ^160, mentioned by the executors 
in their account dated 9 October, 1745, in the settlement of the 
estate of Elisha Hopkins [Ante, page 38]. 



[Osborne and Hopkins to Attwood] 

" Samuell Osborne Experience osborne (once Hopkins) and 
John Hopkins all of Chatham .... as the Said Experience and 

John are Executers of the last will and Testament of Elisha 
Hopkins late of Chatham .... deceasd by virtue of the Power 

and Authority given us by the Hon ljl Judges of y e Superiour 
Court of Judicature .... on y e 3 d Tuesday of July .... 1745 

in our said Capacity to Sell So much of the said Deceased Real 
Estate as will Enable us to pay the Sum of ^683 : 18/3 old 
Tenor" for .£[60 "in good passable bills of Credit of y e old 
Tenour " sold to " Joseph Attwood of Chatham .... marriner 

.... a Certain parcel! of Land & meadow being part of y e Real 

Estate of Elisha Hopkins late of Chatham af d Deceased Scituate 
....... iri Chatham aforsaid containing in y e Whole about twenty 

Eight Acres be it more or Less and is bounded begining at a 
white oak Tree which is a Corner bound between the Lands of 
Elisha Hopkins deces d & Katherine Nickerson deces d which 
tree stands in y e Northerly side of y e nead of said Convey* 
Land from thence ranging westerly in the range of said Hop- 



106 Middleborough, Mass., Vital Records 

kins Land to y e Corner of y e fence adjoining to y e Widow 
Smith s Land to a stone Set in the Ground and from said stone 
South or thereabouts as the fence now stands to a Stump and 
Stone neer the Rhoad that passeth by Ensign William Nicker- 
son s and from said Stump & Stone near Easterly as y e fence 
now Stands down to y e meadow by Samuel 1 Smiths and so 
round y e meadow by said Samuell Smiths land to a ditch which 
divides between Said Conveighed land &y e . Seers meadow until! 
it Comes to a Creek & by said Creek untill it Comes to y e 
Range of y e Said Katharine Nickersons Land thence by the 
Said Katherine Nickersons bounds untill it Comes to y e first 
mentioned bounds and it is y e Land that Elisha Hopkins bought 
of Cap* Thorns Howes as may appear by his Deed always Ex- 
cepting and reserving about ten acres & a half of y u above 
bounded upland which was Set off by meets & bounds to m r 
Sam 11 Osborne & Wife by men appointed by y e Superiour 
Judges & return' 1 into y e Clerks office & there recorded refer- 
ence thereto being had for y e bounds of y e Reserved premises" 
The deed was dated 27 September, 1745. Experience Os- 
born signed by a mark. The witnesses were Ebenezer Nicker- 
son and John Thacher. The deed was acknowledged by the 
three grantors at Chatham, 27 September, .1745, before John 
Thacher, Justice of the Peace, and was recorded the same day, 
in Barnstable County Registry of Deeds, Rook 21, folio 31, by 
John Thacher, Register, and has not been re-recorded. 

( To be continued) 



MIDDLEBOROUGH, MASS., VITAL - RECORDS 

{Continued from page 20) 

[p. 260] Mary Barden the Daughter. of Ichabod Barden by Bithiah 

his wife was born July : 21 st : 1738 
John Barden the Son of Ichabod Barden by Bithiah his wife was born 

february : 14 th : 1739/40 
Consider Barden the Son of Ichabod Barden by Bithiah his wife was 

born October : 13 th 1741 
Deliverance Barden the Daughter of Ichabod Barden by Bithiah his 

wife was born November : 23 rd 1743 
Eberezer Southworth the Son of Ebenezer Southworth by Elisabeth 

his wife was born September the 17 th 1744 
Mary Turner the Daughter of Japheth Turner by Elizabeth his wife 

was born may the 31 st : 1745 






Middleborough, Mass., Vital Records 107 

Elisabeth Southworth the Daughter of Gideon Southworth by Re- 

beckah his wife was born february the : 28 th .: 1744/5 
Jedidiah Bennet the Son of Isaac Bennet by mary his wife was born 

May the 5 th : 1745 
Martin Douglass the Son of Elijah Douglass by Phebe his wife was 

born may the Second 1744 
Samuel Lyon the Son of Jedidiah Lyon by Mary his wife was born 

October the first 1744 
Priscilla Barrows the Daughter of Robert Barrows by fear his wife 

was born June the 4 th 1745 
Sarah Soul the Daughter of James Soul by Deborah his wife was 

born may the 20 th 1745 
Lydia Soul the Daughter of Jacob Soul by mary his wife was born 

December the : 12 th : 1742 
James Soul the Son of Jacob Soul by mary his wife was born April 

the 21 st : 1744 And Deceased August the 28 th : 1744 
Noe Cushman the Son of William Cushman by Susanna his wife was 

born may the : 14 th : 1745 
Susanna Miller the Daughter of David Miller by Susanna his wife 

was born July the 27 th : 1745 
Priscilla Miller the Daughter of John Miller by Priscilla his wife was 

born may the ninteenth 1745 
Molly Tom son the Daughter of Caleb Tomson by Abigail his wife- 
was born August the : 12 th : 1745 
Mary Leonard the Daughter of Elkanah Leonard Esq r by Elisabeth 

his wife was born March the : 12 th 1736/7 
Sarah Vaughan the Daughter of Daniel Vaughan by Sarah his wife 

was born July the Eleventh 1742 
[p. 261] Abigail Spooner the Daughter of Benjamin Spooner by 

Joanna his wife was born february the 23 rd 1739/40 
Benjamin Spooner the Son of Benjamin Spooner by Zerviah his 

(Second) wife was born October the : 23 rd : 1743. 
John Leonard the Son of John Leonard by Abigail his wife was born 

December the 28 th 1735. 
Abigail Leonard the Daughter of John Leonard by Abigail his wife 

was born October the : 15 th 1738. 
Meshach Leonard the Son of John Leonard by Abigail his wife was 

born July the : 13 th 1741. 
Caleb Leonard the Son of John Leonard by Abigail his wife was 

born December the : 14 th 1744. 
Hannah Haskall the Daughter of Mark Haskall by Abiah his wife 

was born January the 5 th 1745. 
Lois Tinkham the Daughter of Samuel Tinkharn Sen r by Melatiah 

his wife was born October the Second 1745. 
Mathew Raymond the Son of Amos Raymond by Susanna his wife 

was born november the Third 17-52. 
Thomas Raymond the Son of Amos Raymond by Susanna his wife 

was born november the Third 1745. 



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Abraham Miller the Son of Elias Miller by Sarah his wife was born 

march the : 27 th : 1740. 
Isaac Miller the Son of Elias Miller by Sarah his wife was born 

(in the Town of Dartmouth) April ; 15 th 1743 : 
Jacob Miller the Son of Elias Miller by Sarah his wife was born 

July the : 17 th : 1745 : 
Hannah Redding the Daughter of Moses Redding by Joanna His 

wife was born April the : 5 th : 1 746 : 
Tabathy Wood the Daughter of Abiel Wood by Dorcas his wife was 

born November the 24 th 1744 
Hannah Ramsden the Daughter of Thomas Ramsden by mary his 

wife was born October the : 28 th : 1733 
Lydia Ramsden the Daughter of Thomas Ramsden by mary his wife 

was born December the : 25 th : 1737 
John Ramsden the Son of Thomas Ramsden by Mary his wife was 

born September the : 13 th : 1741 
Job Ramsden the Son of Thomas Ramsden by Mary his wife was 



born August the : 3 1 



^743 



Zebedee Tinkham the Son of Ebenezer Tinkham by Hannah his wife 
was born January : 24 th : 1744 

[p. 262] The following Couples were married in middleborough by 
me the Subscriber at the Times Particularly mentioned (Viz.) 

Nathan Bennet and Jemima Samson both of Middleborough Decem- 
ber : 5 : 1745 

Ebenezer Briggs of Taunton, and margery Leonard of Middleborough 
february 6 th : 1745/6 

Thomas Weld minister of the Gospel in Middleborough 

November . 4 : 1746 Then Phillip Wapquish Indian man and Abi.ah 
Horswit Indian woman both of Middleborough having been 
Lawfully Published were Joyned in marriage by me Ezra Clap 
Justice of the Peace over the Indians 

To M r Jacob Tomson of Middleborough : Town Clerk S r I Desire 
you to Record the marriage of M r Moses Redding and M rs 
Joanna Vaughn both of Middlebor who after Lawfull Publish- 
ment were married April . 1. 1745 

And also the marriage of M r Samuel Tinkham 3 d and M rs Hope Cobb 
both of Middlebor who after Lawfull Publishment were married 
April 5 . 1745 

And also the marriage of M r William Parker and M rs Martha Lebar- 
ron both of Middlebor who after Lawfull Publishment were 
married may 15 1745 

by me Silvanus Conant Pastor 

To M r Jacob Tomson Clerk to the Town of Middleboro S r I Desire 
you to Record the marriage of M r John Perkins & M rs Patience 
Paddock both of this Town who after Lawfull Publishment were 
Married Octob'' . 23 . 1745 by me Silvanus Conant Pastor of y e 
first Chh in S d Town 



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Middle borough, Mass., Vital Records 109 

To M r Jacob Tomson of Middlebor Town Clerk S r I Desire you to 
Record y c marriage of M r David Delano Jun r of Middlebor & 
M ,s Deborah Holmes of Plimton who after Lawfull Publishment 
ware married March 17 1745 by me Silvanus Conant Pastor of 
y e first Chh in S d Town 

To M r Jacob Tomson of Middlebor Town Clerk S r I Desire you to 
Record the Marriage of Silas Rickard of Pomfret & Elisabeth 
Raymond of Middlebor who after Lawfull Publishment ware 
mairied March 1 1 1745 by me Silvanus Conant Pastor of y e first 
Chh in S d Town 

To M r Jacob Tomson of Middlebor Town Clerk S 1 ' I Desire you to 
Record y e Marriage of Ezckiel Raymond & Hannah Hoskins 
both of Middlebor who after Lawfull Publishment ware Married 
March 21 1745/6 by me Silvanus Conant Pastor of y e first Chh 
in S d Town 

[p. 263] To M r Jacob Tomson of Middlebor Town Clerk S r Please 
to Record y e marriage of Joseph Thomas & mary Cox both of 
Middlebor who after Lawfull Publishment were Married April 
25 . 1746 by Silvanus Conant Pastor of y e first Chh in S d Town 

To M r Jacob Tomson : Middlebor Town Clerk S r Please to Record 
y e Marriage of Thomas Raymond Jun r & Elisabeth Hall Ju both 
of Middlebor who were married June 14 1746 by Silvanus 
Conant Pastor of y e i st Chh in S d Town 

To M r Jacob Tomson Middlebor Town Clerk Please to Record the 
Marriage of Josiah Hathaway of Berkley Ik Sarah Ransom of 
Middlebor who were Married August 13 1746 p r me Silva s 
Conant Pastor of a Chh there 

To M 1 Tomson Middleb r Town Clerk Please to Record the marriage 
of Benjamin Raymond & Thankful) Wood both of Middleboro 
who were married Sep 1 18 1746 p r me Silvanus Conant Pastor 
of the i st Chh there 

M r Jacob Tomson Middleboro Town Clerk . Please to Record the 
following Marriages 

January : 6 : 1746 John Cox Jun r & Lydia Redding both of Middle- 
boro were Married p r Silva 3 Conant 

feb r 3 1746 John Cushman Jun r of Plimton & Deborah Raymond of 
Middleboro were married p r Silvanus Conant 

feb r 20 1746 Eleazer Thomas & mary Shaw Jun r both of Middleboro 
were married by Silva s Conant 

To M r Jacob Tomson Middleboro Town Clerk Please to Record 
the following Marriage 

April : 5 1747 Josiah Warren and Joanna Spooner both of Middle- 
boro were married p r me Silvanus Conant 

(To be continued) 



no N Hathaway Notes 

HATHAWAY NOTES 

By George Ernest Bowman 

Under the general title of "Hathaway Notes" we shall 
print, from time to time, selections from the notes made by the 
Editor, from original records and documents, relating to descend- 
ants of Arthur Hathaway of Dartmouth, Mass., who married 
Sarah 3 Cooke (/o/i/i 2 , Francis 1 ). 

In this first article are given exhaustive abstracts/from the 
Bristol County, Mass., Probate Records and Files, of all original 
documents and records relating to the estates of Arthur Hath- 
away and his son Thomas Hathaway of Dartmouth. 

The proper reference is given with each abstract. The 
original will, or other document, has been used,, if it is still in 
the hies. If the original is not preserved, the record has been 
used. 



[Arthur Haiti a way's Will] 

[3 : 6S] On 9 February, 1709/10, "Arthur hathaway of 
Dartmouth " made his will. Bequests were as follows. 

" to my son John Hathaway one half share of land both 
upland and meadow in the Town of Dartmouth both Divided 
and undivided Except Twenty acres of upland & four Acres of 
meadow Two acres of s d meadow before Excepted lyeth on the 
East side of scontycut nock and is all the meadow that is 
between Samuel Spooners meadow and the meadow that was 
formerly Samuel Jeneys . and that thirty acre lot of upland & 
two acres of meadow at the foot of it be it more o